EP Kings 12(0), Wales 34(17)


Wales’ three-match tour of South Africa is set for a rousing start, when the visitors tackle the Eastern Province Kings at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday.

The Welsh Dragons will be sharpening their claws for the much more daunting task of taking on the Springboks in a two-Test series – in Durban this coming Saturday, June 14, and Nelspruit a week later, June 21.

For the home team’s players it is about staking a claim for berths in the starting line-up when the Currie Cup season gets under way in August.

Dan Lydiate will captain Wales in their opening game after recovering from a hamstring injury, and coach Warren Gatland is keen to see how his charges perform.

The teams:

Eastern Province Kings: 15 Hansie Greeff, 14 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Scott van Breda, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Kevin Luiters, 8 Paul Schoeman, 7 Devin Oosthuizen, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Darron Nell (captain), 3 Charl du Plessis, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacements: 16 Albe de Swardt, 17 BG Uys, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Steven Cummins, 19 Stefan Willemse, 20 Jaco Grobler, 21 Dwayne Jenner, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa.

Wales: 15 Matthew Morgan, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Cory Allen, 12 Steven Shingler, 11 Jordan Williams, 10 James Hook, 9 Rhodri Williams, 8 Dan Baker, 7 Josh Turnbull, 6 Dan Lydiate (captain), 5 Ian Evans, 4 Jake Ball, 3 Rhodri Jones, 2 Scott Baldwin, Paul James.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Rees, 17 Aaron Jarvis, 18 Samson Lee, 19 Luke Charteris, 20 Aaron Shingler, 21 Gareth Davies, 22 George North, 23 Liam Williams.

Date: Tuesday, June 10
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT; 18.00 UK time)
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Rodney Boneparte
TMO: Jason Jaftha


  11 comments for “EP Kings 12(0), Wales 34(17)

  1. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 7:13 pm
    7-0 for Wales
  2. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    second try Wales and they lead now 14-0
  3. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 7:21 pm
    Yellow card Wales..
  4. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    Halftime Score in PE

    Kings 0(0) Waled 17(17)

  5. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm
    Wales lead now 29-0
  6. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm
    Kings finally score and get rewarded for allot of attacking rugby….

    Wales lead now 29-5

  7. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 8:25 pm
    Wales score a try from forward pass….

    After crowd show their dislike in referee decision he ask for TMO…..

    No Try TMO over turn try

  8. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 8:30 pm
    Wales score another try and take their lead now to 34-5
  9. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm
    Try EP Kings, the second of the game for them…

    Wales lead 34-12

  10. avatar
    June 10, 2014 at 8:50 pm
    That’s the game….Wales win 34-12….good game from the EP Kings…..
  11. avatar
    June 11, 2014 at 3:28 am
    Glad this didn’t turn into too much of a rort for what was won of the smallest CC RSA teams I have seen play…

    Hope the Welsh take a lot of confidence (misguided) from this game that was effectively against a team that is the quality of their 2nd tier league…


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