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Brilliant Kings beat Sharks

The Southern Kings did the impossible and beat the Sharks in a great game of rugby outscoring them with 4 tries to two as well. The final score was 35-32 at the end.

It was the perfect start for the Kings as they were controlling the game in the first ten minutes of the match and first up succeeding with a long-range penalty.

They kept the pressure on the Sharks and speed up the game with Bock at the right end of a perfect cross kick from Cronje to score the first try and a lead f 8-0.

The Sharks then had the ball in hand and kept the Kings pinned in their own twenty-two and was rewarded with a penalty which Lambie kicked over for their first points.

Both teams tried to play in the others half and it was the Sharks who forced yet another penalty which Lambie kicked over to make the lead only 8-6 to the Kings.

The Sharks kept the Kings in their own half and from a lineout Daniel Du Preez used his strength to go over for the Sharks first try and the lead of 13-8 after 24 min.

With minutes to go in the first half the Kings produced some magic with a great break from Bock again who send Cronje over for their second try and the lead of 18-16.

The Sharks got a double whammy with Smith also being send off with a yellow card for a high dangerous tackle on Cronje while he went over to score the try.

That gave the Kings the lead of 18-16 going into the break.

The Kings had the perfect start to the second half with Bock once again running down the touchline to score his second 0of the match and extend the lead of the Kings to 25-16.

The game was on a knife edge with both teams going at each other and a yellow card for the Kings gave the Sharks their first points in the second half with a penalty from April.

The Sharks kept the pressure on the Kings with one man down and score a brilliant team try to take the lead 26-25 after 59 min.

The Kings hit back with a penalty to retake the lead 28-26 with the Sharks very lucky not to have lost April for the side meters out from Sharks line

The Sharks got the lead back with another penalty 29-28.

The Kings was not finished and scored a brilliant try with a minute to go to take the lead 35-32. They hold their nerves and won the game and well deserved as well.

Scorers:

Kings – Tries: Alshaun Bock (2), Lionel Cronjé, Pieter-Steyn de Wet. Conversions: Lionel Cronjé (3). Penalties: Lionel Cronjé (2). Drop goal: Cronjé.
Sharks – Tries: Daniel du Preez, Lwazi Mvovo. Conversions: Pat Lambie, Garth April. Penalties: Lambie (2), April (3).

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    Craven

    May 15, 2017 at 8:19 am

    Well done Kings, this just shows what a difference some proper coaching and team spirit can make.

    Just out of interest, Kings on 19 points is equal with the leader of the Australian conference (Brumbies) who they will facing this week.

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