CC: EP Kings 22, Xerox Golden Lions 41 (Full time)

August 30, 2014
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Kings vs Lions

Things just don’t seem to be getting easier for the Kings. Having been ravaged by the Lions (60-19) and Province (35-16) Carlos Spencer and his men could not even overcome a struggling Bulls – albeit at Loftus.
They now face off against an opposition that managed to push past 60 points on them in Round Two again and with Spencer admitting that his teams attitude is not right, it could be another long night.
Lions coach Johann Ackermann has been forthright about his experiment with Nicolaas Hanekom at flyhalf – and with the selection of Andries Coetzee in the No.10 jumper this week it would seem that it was a failed experiment.
Spencer believes that his team made strides against the Bulls (coming within five points), but against the Lions it will be a different ball game  - even if it is at home.
Teams:
Eastern Province Kings: 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Ronnie Cooke / Siyanda Grey, 13 Tim Whitehead / Ronnie Cooke, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Kevin Luiters, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Paul Schoeman, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 Steven Sykes, 4 David Bulbring, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Bennie Geldenhuys Uys.
Replacements: 16 Mike van Vuuren, 17 Charles Marais, 18 Shaun McDonald, 19 Stefan Willemse, 20 Tobie Botes, 21 Siyanda Grey / Dwayne Jenner, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa.
Golden Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Lionel Mapoe (captain), 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Andries Coetzee, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Armand van der Merwe, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Replacments: 16 Willie Wepener, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Albertus Smith, 21 Ricky Schroeder, 22 Howard Mnisi.

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13 Comments

  1. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    3 mins

    Lions kick off, Kings don’t kick out and 16 phases later Lions score

    7-0 Lions

  2. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    More forwards dominating driving from Red Blanket and Ruan Dreyer crashes over with an advantage beckoning…

    18 min

    14-0 Lions

  3. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Missed something but anyway a EP Kings goes awry and catches everyone off guard except Shaun Gates and BANG Kings level scores at 32 mins..

    Sorry miussed the first try.

  4. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    Lionel Mapoe is off on Yellow but not stopping the Liions as Schalk Ferreira rumbles over

    21-14 (35 mns)

  5. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

    Combination of terrible defensive error by Lionel Mapoe and outstanding offload by Ronnie Cooke and Kings score again…

    HT whistle goes… conversion missed

    21-19 Lions HT

  6. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    44 Mins Kings drop goal puts them in the lead

    Refereeing is shocking

  7. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    60 min

    Penalty Lions

    24-22 Lions

  8. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:33 pm

    Another Lions penalty

    27-22

    64 mins

  9. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    70 mins and sustained endless phased pressure of Lions pays off as Franco Mostert smashes over.

  10. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Converted 34-22 Lions

  11. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    Lions lose Ross Cronje on yellow for deliberate knockdown… although it was actually a tackle from behind… Ref seriously losing marbles here

  12. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    79 min

    5th try Lions as Derrick Minnie crashes over despite LLions oon a yellow…

  13. avatar DavidS says:
    August 30th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Converted and Lions win big 41-22

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