Kings walked over Boland with 5 tries in the first half in an invigorating game that clearly shows what the official inclusion into Super Rugby can do to a team, who have had an uncertain wait since February to know whether they would be included into Super Rugby. The confidence and discipline showed from the whistle, only two penalties against them in the first half. A resounding 57-19 thumping of the Boland Kavaliers, with 8 tries in the match , 7 conversions and a penalty. The bonus point coming as early as the 24th minute into the game. Great side stepping saw Dunlop waltz past two defenders scoring this bonus point try. A fantastic interception late into the second half had SP Marais running a full 95 meters to dot down under the posts. Paul Perez’s powerful runs down the wing had a huge impact and set up Tiger’s try to score the Kings 3rd try midway through the first half. The pack dominated with the driving maul allowing Luke Watson(2) and Clint Newland(1) barging over for tries.Kings increase their lead to 7 points to 35 in the log tables. ahead of nearest rival Pumas on 28 points .
SCORERS EP Kings – Tries: SP Marais, Tiger Mangweni, Wesley Dunlop, Luke Watson (2), Cornel du Preez, Clint Newland, Wimpie van der Walt; Conversions: Wesley Dunlop (6), George Whitehead; Penalties: Wesley Dunlop.
Boland Cavaliers – Tries: Philipus van Zyl, Nolan Clarke, Senan van der Merwe; Conversions: Jacquin Jansen, Eric Zana.
Other 1st division CC results: Pumas 38 – Leopards 27 Border Bulldogs 27 – SWD Eagles 33 Griffons 39 – Valke 36