Western Province have easily beaten the EP Kings on Friday night in the last round of matches before the semi finals with 45-14.
The game was a bit of a stop start affair with plenty of penalties in the scrums but Province kept the scoreboard ticking as they scored 6 tries at the end.
Province were going full out to get a bonus point win to have a slight change, if the Blue Bulls lost in Nelspruit, to secure a home semi final but it was not mend to be and will be traveling to Pretoria to face the Blue Bulls next week.
One of the best aspects apart from the six tries for Province was there defense especially after the hammering which the Lions game them last week in Johannesburg.
Fullback Scott van Breda kept the Kings in the game with three penalties to make it 10-9 to WP after half an hour.
But Province scored their second try through Juan de Jongh shortly after Van Breda’s third penalty when the home side took a quick tap from a kickable penalty. Robert du Preez added the extras and it was 17-9.
Province then had their third when scrumhalf Godlen Masimla broke to score under the posts in the 34th minute before the Kings hit straight back through their No 9 Enrico Acker.
The hosts put the game to bed with two tries in the second half through Dillyn Leyds and then substitute Justin Benn to take a 38-14 lead into the last 20 minutes.
A late try from Leyds wrapped the game up as Province cantered to a 45-14 win.
WP 45 (24)
Tries: Nizaam Carr, Juan de Jongh, Godlen Masimla, Dillyn Leyds (2), Justin Benn
Conversions: Robert du Preez (4), Kurt Coleman (2)
Penalties: Du Preez
EP Kings 14 (14)
Tries: Enrico Acker
Penalties: Scott van Breda (3)