The Golden Lions scored nine tries to thrash the EP Kings 60-19 at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Flanker Jaco Kriel was outstanding for the Lions, scoring a hat-trick within 44 minutes.
Jaco van der Walt, in for the injured Marnitz Boshoff at flyhalf, was successful with six conversions and also kicked a penalty.
The Kings' cause wasn't helped when flank Thembelani Bholi was yellow-carded in the 22nd minute after repeated infringements at the breakdown from the visitors. The Lions scored two tries while he was off the field, and took a 25-7 lead into the break.
The second half was just as one-sided, as the Lions made it 10 log points from two Currie Cup matches.
Golden Lions – Tries: Stokkies Hanekom, Jaco Kriel (3), Ruan Combrinck, Derick Minnie, Willie Britz, Andries Coetzee, Kwagga Smith. Conversions: Jaco van der Walt (6). Penalty: Van der Walt.
EP KIngs – Tries: Ronnie Cooke, Aidon Davis, Scott van Breda. Conversions: Gary van Aswegen, Van Breda.
Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Warren Whiteley (c), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Guy Cronjé, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Howard Mnisi.
EP KIngs – 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Ronnie Cooke, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10 Gary van Aswegen, 9 Tobie Botes, 8 Luke Waton (c), 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Steven Cummins, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Edgar Marutllule, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Albe de Swardt, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Steven Sykes, 19 Aidon Davis, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa.
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