Valke make Kings sweat
- 20 Sep 2013
The EP Kings had to work hard for their 30-23 win against the Valke in PE, while there were also First Division wins for the Border Bulldogs, Pumas and SWD Eagles.
Kings flanker Stefan Willemse scored twice from driving mauls, while veteran centre Tiger Mangweni also crossed the line. Fullback Scott van Breda had a good night with the boot, kicking three conversions and three penalties.
Meanwhile, poor goal-kicking and indiscipline saw the Leopards slump to a shock 26-22 defeat to the Border Bulldogs in Potchefstroom. Loosehead prop BG Uys scored a hat-trick of tries for the hosts, but outside centre Adriaan Engelbrecht left his kicking boots at home, which saw Border win despite being outscored by four tries to two.
On Saturday, the unbeaten Pumas ended the Boland Kavaliers' semi-final hopes with a 44-21 win in Nelspruit, while the SWD Eagles scored eight tries to beat the Griffons 51-28 in Welkom.
EP Kings (30) – Tries: Stefan Willemse (2), Tiger Mangweni. Conversions: Scott van Breda (3). Penalties: Scott van Breda (3).
Valke (23) – Tries: Sandile Ngcobo, Jaco Oosthuizen. Conversions: Kyle Hendricks (2). Penalties: Kyle Hendricks (3).
Leopards (22) – Tries: BG Uys (3), Danie Dames. Conversion: Warren Gilbert.
Border Bulldogs (26) – Tries: Kwezi Mkhafu, Brian Shabangu. Conversions: Dale Sabbagh (2). Penalties: Sabbagh (4).
Pumas (44) – Tries: Danwell Demas (2), Rudi Mathee, Carl Bezuidenhout, Reynier van Rooyen, Uzair Cassiem, Willie Loock. Conversions: Bezuidenhout (3). Penalty: Bezuidenhout.
Boland Kavaliers (21) – Tries: Braam Gerber, Lucky Kebe, Brendon April. Conversions: Len Olivier (2), Eric Zana.
Griffons (28) – Tries: Martin Sithole (2), Japie Nel (2). Conversions: Franna Du Toit (2), Jappie Nel, Tertius Maarman.
SWD Eagles (51) – Tries: Shaun Raubenheimer (2), Lyndon Hartnick (2), Mzo Dyantyi (2), Gerrit Smith, Jandre Blom. Conversions: Gerrit Smith (2), Jandre Blom (2). Penalty: Smith.
Photo: Manus van Dyk/Gallo Images
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