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EP Kings to face Lions


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Currie Cup, EP Kings, Lions, Original Content on 6 Aug 2015 at 17:32
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ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division Rugby returns to the shores of the Nelson Mandela Bay this weekend, when the Eastern Province Kings face old foes the Golden Lions from Johannesburg at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The Kings have had two pre-season friendlies against the Vodacom Blue Bulls and DHL Western Province in preparation for the much anticipated 2015 Currie Cup season.

The Bulls and Province sent down a mixture of youth and experienced Springboks. In the first friendly the Bulls were just too strong as they turned a 21 – 3 half-time lead into a 33 – 10 final score. Province’s match was a much closer affair as the visitors tipped the Kings by three points after they turned a 14 – 13 half-time lead into a 21 – 18 full-time score after the eighty minutes.

The visiting Lions had one friendly against the Sharks in Pietermaritzburg last week. The team from Johannesburg went down to a spirited Sharks side, 29 – 33, after a commanding 21 – 12 lead at the break.

Kings’ headcoach, Brent Janse van Rensburg appointed Luke Watson as his captain for Saturday’s opener.

There are no real surprises to the Kings starting XV, Scott van Breda comes in at fullback with speedsters Sylvain Mahuza and Luther Obi forming the rest of the outside backs.

JP du Plessis, who had an impressive run in the friendlies gets a start alongside Tim Whitehead in the mid-field. George Whitehead and Enrico Acker forms the halfback combination.

Tim Agaba will combine with Stefan Willemse and Watson to form the loose trio, while Cornel Hess, Steven Sykes, Tom Botha, Martin Ferreira and Schalk Ferreira finish off the tight five.

Kick-off is at 14h15.

EP Kings: 15 Scott van Breda 14 Sylvain Mahuza 13 JP du Plessis 12 Tim Whitehead (vc) 11 Luther Obi 10 George Whitehead 9 Enrico Acker 8 Tim Agaba 7 Stefan Willemse 6 Luke Watson (c) 5 Cornel Hess 4 Steven Sykes 3 Tom Botha 2 Martin Ferreira 1 Schalk Ferreira
Reserves: 16 Michael van Vuuren 17 Simon Kerrod 18 Jacques Engelbrecht 19 Paul Schoeman 20 Kevin Luiters 21 Karlo Aspeling 22 Siyanda Grey

Xerox Golden Lions:: 15 Ruan Combrinck 14 Courtnall Skosan 13 Harold Vorster 12 Howard Mnisi 11 Anthony Volmink 10 Marnitz Boshoff 9 Ross Cronje 8 Ruaan Lerm 7 Kwagga Smith 6 Jaco Kriel (c) 5 Martin Muller 4 Franco Mostert 3 Julian Redelinghuys 2 Malcolm Marx 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Reserves: 16 Robbie Coetzee 17 Ruan Dreyer 18 MB Lusaseni 19 Steph de Wit 20 Lohan Jacobs 21 Stokkies Hanekom 22 Jaco van der Walt



45 Comments

  • I’m interested to see how the Kings go…

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.08.15 22:15:19 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 1) : I’m not. :)

  • Comment 2, posted at 07.08.15 02:37:00 by Ben Reply
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  • I think this will be a cakewalk for lions.

  • Comment 3, posted at 07.08.15 06:52:29 by coolfusion Reply

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  • I hope my boys smash them!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 4, posted at 07.08.15 07:39:41 by Leeubok Reply

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  • I predict, and hope, that this will be very one sided.

  • Comment 5, posted at 07.08.15 09:32:17 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 1) : Keen to see what Brent can do with them, he did well to take NMMU to two semi-finals in the Varsity Cup

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.08.15 10:56:20 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • Um, go Kings!!

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.08.15 11:00:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : Sies. ????

  • Comment 8, posted at 07.08.15 13:35:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • just for interest sake, anyone keen for updates?

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.08.15 14:07:01 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 9) : no mate take a break,the fact that EPK are playing is isult enough

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.08.15 14:10:51 by benji Reply
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  • @benji (Comment 10) : hahaha

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.08.15 14:11:59 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • EP Kings 0 – 14 Lions 10mins

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.08.15 14:25:36 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • EP Kings 0 -21 Lions 16mins

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.08.15 14:31:09 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • This is going to be ugly.

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.08.15 14:32:44 by Ben Reply
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  • Bonus Point in 17min
    Lions 28
    Kings 0

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.08.15 14:33:08 by Mutley Reply
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  • Intercept try for the Kings

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.08.15 14:35:03 by Mutley Reply
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  • Converted Van Breda
    Kings 7
    Lions 28
    19min

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.08.15 14:35:59 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 17) : you taking over ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.08.15 14:37:40 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 18) : Hehehe my team

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.08.15 14:46:16 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions trying to be too fancy now and loosing rythem

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.08.15 14:48:07 by Mutley Reply
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  • Penalty attempt by Boshoff and over
    Lions 31
    Kings 7
    33min

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.08.15 14:52:37 by Mutley Reply
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  • Tackles made Kings 40 Lions 18
    Tackles missed Kings 4 Lions 2
    35min

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.08.15 14:55:46 by Mutley Reply
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  • Kings with an attacking scrum 5m out

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.08.15 14:56:21 by Mutley Reply
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  • Halftime
    Lions 31
    Kings 7

  • Comment 24, posted at 08.08.15 14:59:52 by Mutley Reply
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  • EPKings 7 – T: Mahuza. C: v Breda
    Lions 31 – T: Smith (2), Mnisi, Skosan C: Boshoff (4). P: Boshoff (1)

  • Comment 25, posted at 08.08.15 15:07:27 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 25) : Kwagga Smith needs to score more tries hehe. He is in my fantasy league team

  • Comment 26, posted at 08.08.15 15:10:43 by Mutley Reply
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  • Boshoff start the 2nd half

  • Comment 27, posted at 08.08.15 15:11:24 by Mutley Reply
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  • @Mutley (Comment 26) : along with Kriel, they gonna hurt a few teams this year

  • Comment 28, posted at 08.08.15 15:16:17 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • The game started like a house on fire but now both teams are making numerous errors

  • Comment 29, posted at 08.08.15 15:19:35 by Mutley Reply
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  • Boshoff having an attempt at goal and over
    Lions 34
    Kings 7
    49min

  • Comment 30, posted at 08.08.15 15:21:48 by Mutley Reply
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  • Try for Simmon Kerrod

  • Comment 31, posted at 08.08.15 15:25:05 by Mutley Reply
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  • Van Breda converts
    Kings 14
    Lions 34
    53min

  • Comment 32, posted at 08.08.15 15:25:42 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions get a kickable penalty but going for the line out

  • Comment 33, posted at 08.08.15 15:28:33 by Mutley Reply
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  • Get another penalty and Lions go for goal. Boshoff makes it 7 from 7
    Lions 37
    Kings 14
    58min

  • Comment 34, posted at 08.08.15 15:30:14 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions with an attacking scrum 5m out

  • Comment 35, posted at 08.08.15 15:36:03 by Mutley Reply
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  • Lions get a penalty from the scrum and going for the scrum again

  • Comment 36, posted at 08.08.15 15:38:17 by Mutley Reply
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  • Another scrum penalty and Kings are on a warning. Lions take the scrum again

  • Comment 37, posted at 08.08.15 15:39:14 by Mutley Reply
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  • Another scrum penalty and Schalk Ferreria get a yellow card. Lions take another scrum

  • Comment 38, posted at 08.08.15 15:40:13 by Mutley Reply
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  • TMO try for Stokkies Hanekom? But no try. Forward pass

  • Comment 39, posted at 08.08.15 15:42:32 by Mutley Reply
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  • Kwagga gets his 3rd try!!!!!!!

  • Comment 40, posted at 08.08.15 15:44:21 by Mutley Reply
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  • Boshoff makes it 8 from 8
    Lions 44
    Kings 14
    69min

  • Comment 41, posted at 08.08.15 15:45:30 by Mutley Reply
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  • TMO try for Volmink? Yes it is a try

  • Comment 42, posted at 08.08.15 15:55:02 by Mutley Reply
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  • Boshoff takes the Lions past 50 with his 9th succesful kick
    Lions 51
    Kings 14
    77min

  • Comment 43, posted at 08.08.15 15:56:28 by Mutley Reply
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  • Fulltime
    Lions 51
    Kings 14

  • Comment 44, posted at 08.08.15 16:01:20 by Mutley Reply
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  • Man of the Match
    Kwagga Smith

  • Comment 45, posted at 08.08.15 16:06:28 by Mutley Reply
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