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Kings to face Sharks XV


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content, Vodacom Cup on 6 May 2015 at 11:50
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The Eastern Province Kings have made slight changes to their side which thrashed Boland 44 – 10, as they are set to face the Sharks XV in their last Vodacom Cup match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

The Kings who are fifth on the South Section log scored 25 unanswered points against the Cavaliers in the second half after they led 19 – 10 at the break. The Sharks who are sixth on the log, might just go into this game as the “underdogs” as they went down to Griquas 24 – 27 in their penultimate match of this year’s competition.

In the backline, Siyanda Grey moves from outside centre to right wing as he replaces Sphu Msutwana who moves to the bench. Former Sharks centre, Tim Whitehead replaces Ronnie Cooke at inside center, as Cooke shiftes to outside to replace Grey.

Amongst the loose forwards, Tim Agaba replaces Aidon Davis at eighthman and Luke Watson who returns as captain, replacing Eital Bredenkamp on the flank.

Kick-off is at 7pm.

EP Kings: 15 Siviwe Soqizwapi 14 Siyanda Grey 13 Ronnie Cooke 12 Tim Whitehead 11 Luther Obi 10 Hansie Graaff 9 Jaco Grobler 8 Tim Agaba 7 Thembelani Bholi 6 Luke Watson (capt) 5 Cornell Hess 4 Stefan Willemse 3 Simon Kerrod/Enoch Mnyaka 2 Edgar Marutlulle 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Replacements: 16 Mike van Vuuren 17 Albe de Swardt 18 CJ van der Linde 19 David Bulbring 20 Paul Schoeman 21 Eniro Acker 22 Sphu Msutwana 23 Scott van Breda



11 Comments

  • a few old boys will want to make a statement.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.05.15 11:54:26 by Kabouter Reply
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  • Why has this team struggled this season?

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.05.15 12:00:45 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 2) : it’s not this team that’s played this season, every week you have 5/6 changes, no continuity

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.05.15 12:03:33 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • damn cold in PE so hopefully the Sharks are prepped for hostile climate ;-)

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.05.15 12:12:34 by Kabouter Reply

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  • Wow that is a pretty decent backline.

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.05.15 12:13:10 by KingCheetah Reply

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  • for VC thats a pretty good side. Cant see us competing the way we have been playing to be honest. Maybe we should just play our u21s in prep for u21 CC?

  • Comment 6, posted at 06.05.15 12:18:22 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 6) : second that!!! Is Strudders the u21 coach as well?

  • Comment 7, posted at 06.05.15 12:28:26 by Kabouter Reply

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  • @Kabouter (Comment 7) : As far as i am aware yes

  • Comment 8, posted at 06.05.15 12:34:21 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 8) : yes.

  • Comment 9, posted at 06.05.15 12:58:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • Come back to us Tim :sad:

  • Comment 10, posted at 07.05.15 08:32:43 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Some late changes, Watson and Agaba out with flu, van der Linder in for Kerrod who failed a fitness test. Whitehead to captain.

    EP Kings:

    15 Siviwe Soqizwapi 14 Siyanda Grey 13 Ronnie Cooke 12 Tim Whitehead (c) 11 Luther Obi 10 Hansie Graaff 9 Jaco Grobler 8 Paul Schoeman 7 Stefan Willemse 6 Thembelani Bholi 5 Cornell Hess 4 Tazz Fuzani 3 CJ van der Linde 2 Edgar Marutlulle (vc) 1 Lizo Gqoboka

    Replacements:

    16 Mike van Vuuren 17 Enoch Mnyaka 18 David Bulbring 19 Eital Bredenkamp 20 Eniro Acker 21 Sphu Msutwana 22 Scott van Breda

  • Comment 11, posted at 07.05.15 13:03:50 by pierre_mackie Reply
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