Watson brace buries Border

2011-09-02 21:35

The EP Kings managed to hold off a determined Border Bulldogs outfit before completing a 51-36 (half-time 26-12) win in their Absa Currie Cup First Division match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday.


EP Kings – Tries: Luke Watson (2), Marcello Sampson, Louis Strydom, Danie Faasen, Norman Nelson, Jaco Engels; Conversions: Strydom (3), George Whitehead (2) Penalties: Whitehead (2).

Border Bulldogs – Tries: Vuyo Mboto (2), Lubabalo Mzwakali (2), Chumani Booi; Conversions: Dale Sabbagh (3), Ntabeni Dukisa; Penalty: Sabbagh.


  • Neilson - 2011-09-02 22:42


      MrMojoRising - 2011-09-03 00:24

      Me, cause the EP Kings will face the Bulls in the promotion/relegation matches.

      Neilson - 2011-09-03 01:10

      @MrMojoRisin: Well, it will be fun to see the Bulls thrashing the EP-Whatever's and whoever's by 100+ points. They can be glad its not the Sharks or Free State playing them or it might have been 200 points. It very well still might be another team, like the Pumas or Leopards that could have the fun game against the EP Whatevers.

      jk - 2011-09-05 08:40


  • Zip23 - 2011-09-03 04:38

    Might have been smart to have Luke in NZ, might just need him?

      jk - 2011-09-05 08:41


  • Jacques - 2011-09-03 09:11

    Controversy aside. Luke is the best captain/player in the competion(both leagues) and will spark the kings to winning ways. Winning teams attract more good players and whith all the backing they are getting to get the franchise back on track i will not be surprised to see them promoted next year.

      Durasmart - 2011-09-03 09:28

      The Kings will be the 6th side in next year's Currie Cup. Backroom dealings, same as in the 80's that promoted the Sharks into the A-Section without playing any promotion/relegation matches, will ensure that. That was when they changed the system to have the 6 "Test unions" playing in the A-Section. Same thing is going to happen again. And it is a good thing, because the cities with the test venues are the only provinces that will be able to generate enough sponsorship money amongst local businesses to be able to field competitive teams

  • Anon - 2011-09-03 14:43


  • Ware Boer - 2011-09-03 19:12

    Go Luke go. Show the racist whites the results on the field.

      Rossman - 2011-09-04 10:58

      we are way past that, my cousin.

  • Rossman - 2011-09-04 11:19

    It will be interesting to see how they are going to wangle the play-offs for premier division Currie cup for next year. It will be unfair to completely drop the Pumas and Leopards and because there will be only 6 teams in the premier division next year, will the current systems nr. 5 and 6 also be involved in the promotion/relegation games. If so then there should be a promotion/relegation play-off tournament involving the current systems nr 5 and 6, the Pumas and Leopards as well as the 1st division’s nr. 1 and 2. But this will take too long. So I reckon they will only make 1 position available in the Premier division to be competed for by the premier division nr.6,7,8 and the 1st divisions winner. It will be interesting none the less. Watch this space.

  • LouisFLY - 2011-09-05 07:54

    I would be worried if I was a Bull fan. The kings are on a mission. They seem to forget that Eastern Province is also the home of Rugby Legends. Go kings!

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