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August 25, 2012 in rugby news

 Kings beat the Eagles very comfortably 29-7. Kings increase their gap at the top of the log to 8 points with a 5 point win including the 4 try bonus point. Kings did not have it their own way in the early stages with Eagles putting up a strong show, with what Luke Watson said ,”was a greasy ball”. Patience and excellent defence never allowed the Eagles to break through. Kings were rewarded for their hard work with two tries in the first half. Paul Perez again showed his dominace with a powerful break , and just stopped short of the try line before handing to Dunlop who dotted down and converting his try. For the rest, the first half was very even, half time score 12-0. Dunlop opened the scoring in the second half with a 43rd minute penalty and six minutes later , his superb off-load set up outside centre Wayne Stevens for the third try. Luke Watson managed to wrestle a bad from Eagles to barge forward before handing off to Clint Newland for the 4th and bonus point try. Eagles replacement forward Lyndon Hartnick eventually managed to break through the Kings strong defence and sidestepping the last of the defenders to score a converted try. The Eagles did come close to a second try but was denied by a knock on metres from the line. All in all the Kings rock solid defence never allowed Eagles to penetrate.


SWD Eagles – Try: Lyndon Hartnick; Conversion: Elric van Vuuren.

EP Kings – Tries: Norman Nelson, Wesley Dunlop, Wayne Stevens, Clint Newland; Conversions: Dunlop (3); Penalty: Dunlop.

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