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WP thrash EP Kings


Western Province over ran EP Kings in a eight try bonanza in a 56-22 win for the home side. Smid at 8 ran in a hatrick of tries as the EP Kings could only manage three. WP dominated in all facets of the game and showed signs of returning to form.

DHL WESTERN PROVINCE – Tries: Rayn Smid (3), Devon Williams, JP Lewis, Kyle Lombard, Rohan Kitshoff, Sikhumbuszo Notshe; Conversions: Gary van Aswegen; Penalties: Van Aswegen

EP KINGS – Tries: Kuhle Sonkosi, Michael Killian, Selvyn Davids; Conversions: Ntabeni Dukisa; Penalty: Dukisa.

March 23, 2014 in rugby news
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The Southern Kings first ever match was against the British and Irish Lions and was played on the 16th of June 2009 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Southern Kings Starting XV:

15. Tiger Mangweni , 14. Wylie Human , 13. Frikkie Welsh , 12. De Wet Barry , 11. Mathew Turner , 10. Jaco van der Westhuyzen , 9. Francois Hougaard , 1. Jaco Engels , 2. Derick Kuun (capt) , 3. Ruan Vermeulen , 4. Ross Skeate , 5. Marco Wentzel , 6. Solly Tyibilika , 7. Mpho Mbiyozo , 8. Darron Nell

Reserves:16. Delarey du Preez , 17. Dean Greyling , 18. Lungelo Payi , 19. Dries van Schalkwyk , 20. Josh Fowles , 21. Bevin Fortuin , 22. Mzwandile Stick

April 7, 2013 in rugby news
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Kings vs Pumas 21st Sept 12


Despite being down to 14 men and behind 26 – 5 , the Kings fought back in the last 20 minutes and secured three tries at the death to draw the match against the Pumas for the second time this season. Loosing Perez early for throwing punches and sin-binning David Bullbring for ten minutes for walking over a player in a driving maul, the Kings still showed why they are now firmly at the top of the log.  Tiger Mangweni showed he still has it in him by being rewarded with a try. This started the invigorating Kings fight back and Luke the powerhouse and elusive runner notched up his 11th and 12th try this season, and securing the team their draw. Whitehead successfully converting the two tries.SP Marais showed his class again , solid at the back, good in the vacant wing position, powerful runs through the centre, not an easy man to stop. Cornell du Preez another man that stood out again, solid with the ball in hand, driving through the Pumas defencive line. Not a pretty match in the early stages but a great come back in the end.


EP KINGS – Tries: Marcello Sampson, Tiger Mangweni, Luke Watson (2); Conversions: George Whitehead (3).

FORD PUMAS – Tries: JW Jonker, Coenie van Wyk; Conversions: JC Roos (2); Penalties: Roos (4).

September 22, 2012 in Uncategorized
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 As from 2012, two promotion/relegation matches will be played at the end of the each season, the team with the lowest number of log points in the Currie Cup Premier Division, will play two promotion/relegation matches, home and away, against the team with the most number of log points in the Curri…e Cup First Division as follows: Premier Division 6 versus First Division 1 (home & away) The first round match will be played at the venue of the team from the Premier Division and the second round match at the venue of the team from the First Division. These matches will be played in accordance with paragraph 8 of Section 2 – Log Points Format – of the Rules of the Competition. After completion of the promotion/relegation matches, the team with the most log points accumulated during these two matches will play in the Currie Cup Premier Division in the following season. In the event of an equal number of log points, the winner will be determined as follows: a) b) c) the best nett points difference i.e. points for minus points against, and if equal, the team who scored the most tries, and if equal, the status quo will remain.

September 16, 2012 in Club News

No stopping the EP KINGS NOW.

No contest as EP KINGS dominate the GRIFFONS.

EP KINGS is clearly now the most dominant side in the 1st Division Currie Cup league, the literally walked all over the Griffons who had no answer to the Kings. Luke Watson leading from the front scored 3 tries as his pack dominated from the front. Paul “the machine” Perez brute strength and powerful runs were no answer to the meager defence Griffons tried to put up. Perez scintillating 50 meter run provided the first try, while leaving behind him a battlefield of wounded as he barged all the way to the tryline. Both SP Marais and Tiger Mangweni crossed over for the second and third try respectively and by the time the first half was over,Watson’s first try secured the bonus point. Kings lead 29-0 at the break. Griffons put up a better performance in the second half and tried to come back but to no avail. The rock solid Kings defence was virtually impenetrable, stopping run after run and drive after drive, eventually Griffons found a gap and put in two quick tries but a little to late, A consolation try in the end allowed them a third. Another fantastic performance by Cornell du Preez was rewarded with an try. Replacement Siyanda Grey, not to be outdone burst through a tired defence and sprinted a good 40 meters for 9th try, final score 60 – 19 to the Kings.


 Eastern Province Kings – Tries: Paul Perez, SP Marais, Tiger Mangweni, Luke Watson (3), George Whitehead, Cornell du Preez, Siyanda Grey. Conversions: Whitehead (6). Penalty: Whitehead.

Griffons – Tries: Japie Nel, Werner Griesel, Nicky Steyn. Conversions: Hansie Graaff (2).

September 15, 2012 in rugby news
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Kings to good for Falcons


EP Kings came back with a blitz of tries in the second half to regain their composure after the Falcons had them on the rack in the first half. The Falcons but up an inspiring first half and took a 19 – 15 advantage into the break, Kings were down 24 points to 19, at 60 minutes, when the Kings went into top gear, and fought back to a 45-24 win, over riding a now tired Falcons defence. With about 15 minutes to go Cornell du Preez forced his way to a try and a second soon after. Jaco Engels got the 6th and Wayne Steven the 7th at the end. Paul Perez was a powerhouse with his explosive play and stood out as the best player on the night.


EP Kings – Tries: Luke Watson (2), Cornel du Preez (2), Jaco Engels, Wayne Stevens, Penalty try; Conversions: George Whitehead (2), Wesley Dunlop (3).

Valke – Tries: Jaco Oosthuizen, Reg Muller; Conversions: Karlo Apseling; Penalties: Karlo Aspeling (3); Drop-goals: Karlo Aspeling.

September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized
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 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.

August 25, 2012 in rugby news


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

August 18, 2012 in Uncategorized

Kings vs Leopards

EP Kings walk away with another 4 points , still unbeaten, but no looking as good as they did in the beginning of the season. The first half marred with indiscipline, back chatting and indifferent play, shoving players and high tackles. Kings opened the score with a penalty from George Whitehead, but soon ex Bok Andre Pretorius leveled the score. Both teams did not deliver any spectaculer plays, and went into   the half time, 6 all.  The second half did not start any better with Clint Newland sin-binned for continuous infringements at the breakdown.  Perez seemed to change the game with some powerful running and Kings came to life and Perez scored a try in the corner. The conversion went wayward but a penalty soon after didn’t and the Kings were 19-6 in the lead. Kings gave away a penalty in front of the posts for Pretorius to convert. Two late penalties by Dunlop gave the Kings the 20-12 lead they held on to till the end. Kings now 6 points clear but one game more than the rest.

Kings:    Try Perez, Whitehead 2 penalties, Dunlop two penalties.

Leopards:   Pretorius 4 penalties.

August 11, 2012 in Uncategorized
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June 12, 2012 in Uncategorized