Currie Cup

Everitt: Kings no easy prey in PE

2015-08-28 12:31
Sean Everitt (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Sharks assistant coach Sean Everitt has called for a passionate and clinical performance from this charges when they face the EP Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The Sharks have had an indifferent start to this year’s Currie Cup competition, losing two out of three games.

Their only win was a 33-25 home win over the Kings two weeks ago, while they suffered defeats at the hands of the Pumas (33-24, Nelspruit) and Lions (31-16, Durban).

“We didn’t execute our plan against them (Kings) well enough in the first round, so while it’s important to have a plan, it’s how you arrive on the day: the energy you display and your accuracy in execution that really counts,” Everitt told the Sharks’ official website.

“The Kings have improved as the tournament has gone on. They had a shaky start against the Lions, but played well against us and were probably a bit unlucky to lose to the Pumas last weekend, so they are no easy prey down in Port Elizabeth.

“We need to improve on what we’ve done over the last three weeks and we have to take the lessons learned out of the game against EP in Durban two weeks ago.”

Kick-off for Saturday’s clash at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is scheduled for 17:05.


Eastern Province Kings:

15 Scott van Breda, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Ronnie Cooke (vice-captain), 12 JP du Plessis, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Karlo Aspeling, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Luke Watson (captain), 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Substitutes: 16 Schalk Ferreira, 17 Edgar Marutlulle, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Stefan Willemse, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 Dwayne Kelly, 22 Hansie Graaff


15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Odwa Ndungane, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. S’bura Sithole, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Michael Claassens, 8. Philip van der Walt, 7. Daniel du Preez, 6. Francois Kleinhans, 5. Marco Wentzel (captain), 4. Etienne Oosthuizen, 3. Gerhard Engelbrecht, 2. Monde Hadebe, 1. Dale Chadwick

Substitutes: 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Thomas du Toit, 18. JC Astle, 19. Jean-Luc du Preez, 20. Stefan Ungerer, 21. Wandile Mjekevu, 22. Garth April


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