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As it happened: Kings 33-28 Sunwolves

2016-04-02 18:58
Last Updated at 13:37
02 Apr 19:05
Kings flyhalf Louis Fouche runs at the Sunwolves defence... (Gallo Images)
02 Apr 19:02

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In next weekend's action, the Kings host the Bulls, while the Sunwolves take on the Stormers in Cape Town.

Be sure to follow our live updates on the next game between the Bulls and Cheetahs from Pretoria!

02 Apr 18:58
02 Apr 18:57

In the end, the Kings made 123 tackles to the Sunwolves' 72!

The Kings missed 19 tackles compared to the Sunwolves' 17.

However, some resolute defence late on from the Kings won them the game.

02 Apr 18:54

Wow, what a helter-skelter finish to that game!

But the Kings have managed to hang on for their first win of the season. Superb commitment on defence in the second half can be attributed to that victory...

02 Apr 18:53
80' - But it ends the game and the Kings are victorious!
02 Apr 18:52

80'- But they drop the ball as Watts pounces.

He off-loads to Visser who sets sail to the tryline. He passes inside to Watermeyer but the centre is bundled out...

02 Apr 18:52
80' - The Sunwolves run from deep as the hooter sounds...
02 Apr 18:51
80'- The Kings will have to defend one more time!
02 Apr 18:51
79' - Pisi takes a quick drop but misses his conversion attempt.
02 Apr 18:50
79'- But the Sunwolves hit back within seconds as Akihito Yamada goes over in the corner.
02 Apr 18:50

79'- Watts CONVERTS his own try.

Kings 33-23 Sunwolves

02 Apr 18:49
78'- Watts scores after taking a pass from Luiters. It was set up by a powerful scrum by the Kings which saw them win a tighthead!
02 Apr 18:48
78'- TRY to the Kings!
02 Apr 18:48


Kings 9

Sunwolves 11

02 Apr 18:47
77'- It's a powerful driving maul from the Kings, but they then lose momentum and concede possession five metres out...
02 Apr 18:46

76' - Sunwolves centre Harumichi Tatekawa is penalised for a neck grab - it allows Fouche to set up a lineout inside the red zone.

The Kings may just win this game!

02 Apr 18:45


The referee now goes upstairs for a possible neck grab by a Sunwolves player.

02 Apr 18:44
76' - Cloete wins the ball on the ground for the Kings. The referee then awards them a scrum on halfway...
02 Apr 18:44
75'- But Watts then does well to clear up to halfway...
02 Apr 18:42
74' - A wonderful kick from Pisi brings play back into the Kings' 22m area...
02 Apr 18:42
73'- Kings sub: Watts on for Grey
02 Apr 18:41
73' - An excellent scrum from the Kings sees them win a penalty. It allows them to exit their own 22m area...
02 Apr 18:40


Kings 114

Sunwolves 67

02 Apr 18:39
71' - A terrific try-saving tackle from Martin Ferreira...
02 Apr 18:39

71'- Sunwolves penalised for obstruction.

But my word, that was heroic defence from the Kings!

02 Apr 18:37
69'- Kings sub: Ferreira on at hooker for Marutlulle.
02 Apr 18:36
69'- After getting the penalty, the Sunwolves opt for another scrum.
02 Apr 18:35
68'- It's a dominant scrum from the Sunwolves who have a penalty advantage as they attack the Kings line...
02 Apr 18:35

67' - Pisi charges down a kick from Luiters on halfway and sets off after the ball. But Cloete gets there first for the Kings. Great pace for the flanker to dot the ball down dead.

However, it gives the Sunwolves a scrum five metres out.

02 Apr 18:32


Kings 16

Sunwolves 14

02 Apr 18:31


Kings 105

Sunwolves 66

02 Apr 18:31

64'- Terrific defence from the Kings and Cloete wins a penalty on the ground!

Great commitment shown on defence by the home side.

02 Apr 18:29

63' - Velleman did not use his arms in a tackle and he is penalised.

Referee Rasta Rasivhenge wanted to give a yellow card, but luckily for the Kings, TMO Christie du Preez said it was only a penalty.

02 Apr 18:28


The referee goes upstairs for a potential dangerous tackle by Kings flank CJ Velleman.

02 Apr 18:26

62'- Good defence by the Kings but their hooker Marutlulle is caught off-side.

It's under the posts but the Sunwolves take a quick tap...

02 Apr 18:24
60'- But the Kings make a terrible hash of the ensuing kick-off and the Sunwolves will have a scrum five metres out...
02 Apr 18:24

59' - Fouche's PENALTY attempt has the legs as it goes in off the left-hand upright.

Kings 26-23 Sunwolves

02 Apr 18:23

58'- Sunwolves caught off side and the Kings will line up a shot, about 45m out.

It will be a tough kick into the wind for Fouche...

02 Apr 18:22
56' - Cloete was penalised for barging into a ruck, before the referee advanced 10m for the Kings throwing the ball away after he awarded the penalty.
02 Apr 18:21

56' - Apologies for the slight delay.

In the meantime, Pisi has slotted a 40m penalty to level matters at 23-all.

02 Apr 18:16
52' - Kings subs: Schalk Ferreira, Schalk Oelofse, Chris Cloete and Kevin Luiters all on!
02 Apr 18:15
51'- However, after eight phases of attack by the Sunwolves, Kings flank CJ Velleman wins a penalty on the ground for the home side.
02 Apr 18:14
50'- Sunwolves attacking inside the red zone...
02 Apr 18:08
45'- More good defence from the Sunwolves sees them win a turnover...
  • 82'

    Kings concede a penalty through Velleman for not rolling away.

  • 82'

    Full time: KINGS 33-28 SUNWOLVES.

  • 81'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, YAMADA! 33-28: A late try for the Sunwolves but this may not be enough for a win here. The lead is 5 points now.

  • 81'

    The conversion is missed, an important one and Pisi keeps the score unchanged.

  • 80'

    CONVERSION, KINGS, FOUCHE! 33-23: Fouche adds the two points from the conversion and the lead is 10 points now.

  • 79'

    TRY, KINGS, WATTS! 31-23: Watts scores an important try and Kings extend the lead to 8 points.

  • 77'

    Three points separate the teams in Port Elizabeth and the Kings are holding on to their lead.

  • 77'

    Another penalty conceded by the Sunwolves, Tatekawa for a high tackle.

  • 74'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty, Takuma Asahara for collapsing the scrum.

  • 72'

    The Sunwolves concede a penalty through Tim Bond for obstruction. Eight minutes left in the game.

  • 69'

    The Kings concede a penalty because of scrum infringement.

  • 67'

    Three point difference separating the two teams and this game is going down to the wire.

  • 65'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty, Makabe for not releasing the ball.

  • 64'

    Kings concede another penalty, Velleman for a lifting tackle.

  • 63'

    Marutlulle is caught offside and Kings concede a penalty.

  • 61'

    PENALTY, KINGS, FOUCHE! 26-23: Kings take the lead, Fouche slots the penalty goal in and it is a 3 point lead.

  • 60'

    Liaki Moli is caught offside and Sunwolves concede a penalty.

  • 57'

    The scores are level, both teams are playing well. Exciting game so far.

  • 55'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 23-23: Sunwolves go for the points from the penalty and Pisi slots it in. The scores are level.

  • 54'

    Kings concede a penalty, Chris Cloete goes off his feet in the ruck.

  • 52'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, Tamura for not releasing the ball.

  • 50'

    The score has not changed since the break, neither team has scored.

  • 47'

    The Kings are dominating the possession now, can the score here to put some distance between them and the Sunwolves?

  • 44'

    Both teams settling into the second half, looking to make chances and score. Kings have a slim 3 point lead.

  • 42'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, Tim Bond was in front of the kicker

  • 41'

    The conversion is missed which puts the Sunwolves 3 points behind the Kings at half time.

  • 41'

    Half time: Kings 23-20 Sunwolves.

  • 41'

    Second half begins.

  • 39'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, BOND! 23-20: Sunwolves score through Tim Bond who puts in a great run as he goes through the Kings defence. Brilliant stuff just before the break.

  • 38'

    It has been an interesting game so far with each side dominating in phases, Kings scoring two tries at the start, Sunwolves coming back strongly to level the score with two tries and then Kings scoring a try and a penalty to gain the lead.

  • 37'

    A few minutes remaining in the first half and Kings look like they will keep the lead going into the break.

  • 35'

    Fouche misses the conversion, so the lead stays at 8 points.

  • 33'

    TRY, KINGS, GATES! 23-15: Gates is having a good game so far, he has set up a couple of chances and now scores a long range try for the Kings. They lead by 8 points.

  • 32'

    Sithole cuts through the Sunwolves defence and advances a few metres.

  • 31'

    PENALTY, KINGS, FOUCHE! 18-15: Fouche makes no mistake and Kings get three points from the penalty goal.

  • 31'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, Kakinaga collapses the scrum.

  • 29'

    Sunwolves have turned this game around in the last few minutes, they have attacked well and put the Kings under pressure.

  • 28'

    The conversion is missed and the Sunwolves fail to take the lead.

  • 26'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 15-15: Pisi finds the gap and runs through the defence to go all the way. The scores are level.

  • 25'

    Another penalty from the Kings, Visser not releasing the ball.

  • 24'

    CONVERSION, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 15-10: Pisi makes no mistake in slotting the conversion in and the Sunwolves are just 5 points behind.

  • 23'

    TRY, SUNWOLVES, HORIE! 15-8: Shigeno sets this try up and Shota Horie takes it over the try line, brilliant play from the visitors. The margin is brought down to 7.

  • 22'

    The Kings concede a penalty, Willemse is offside of the ruck.

  • 21'

    Both the tries so far have been scored by the hosts who hold a 12 point lead over the Japanese.

  • 19'

    Fouche misses the conversion so the lead will remain at 12 points.

  • 18'

    TRY, KINGS, JAER! 15-3: Shane Gates creates another opportunity with a brilliant pass and Malcolm Jaer runs through the Sunwolves defence and goes over the try line.

  • 16'

    Sunwolves concede another penalty, Kakinaga collapsing the scrum.

  • 15'

    The Kings have dominated the possession in the first 15 minutes, Sunwolves have not been able to create the chances they would have liked.

  • 13'

    Kings lead by 7 points after scoring a try and getting the conversion right. Sunwolves will need to score next to get the upper hand in the game.

  • 10'

    PENALTY, SUNWOLVES, PISI! 10-3: Willemse conceded the penalty for not rolling away and Tusi Pisi kicks it to get the first points for the Sunwolves.

  • 9'

    PENALTY, KINGS, FOUCHE! 10-0: Fouche gets the penalty goal right and the Kings extend the lead to 10 points.

  • 7'

    Sunwolves concede a penalty, Tim Bond is caught offside.

  • 5'

    CONVERSION, KINGS, FOUCHE! 7-0: Fouche makes no mistake and adds the two points from the coversion to the score.

  • 4'

    Visser cuts through the Japanese defence and makes some good ground for the Kings.

  • 4'

    TRY, KINGS, SYKES! 5-0: The hosts score first as Sykes takes the ball over the try line to put Kings five points ahead.

  • 3'

    The Kings getting their first touches on the ball as they look to settle into this game. Both teams are desperate for a win and today is their best opportunity.

  • 1'

    First half begins.

  • 0'

    Luzuko Vulindlu is out with a concussion and Siyanda Grey will take his place for the Kings. Jacques Engelbrecht is replaced with Aidon Davis who makes his first start this season at number eight.

  • 0'

    Mark Hammett has made four changes to the Sunwolves, Liaki Moli is shifted from the back-row to scrum down on the blindside, Timonthy Bond replaces Moli at number 5. Leonardi is benched as Ed Quirk comes back at the number 8 position. Shinnosuke Kakinaga comes in for Takuma Asahara.

  • 0'

    Rasta Rasivhenge is the referee, Cwengile Jadezweni and Rodney Bonaparte assisting him and the TMO is Christie du Preez

  • 0'

    Both teams have lost all their games so far this year and have played four games each.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the Super Rugby clash between the Kings and the Sunwolves from the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

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Kings Sunwolves
  • 4 Tries 4
    • 2' Steven Sykes
    • 16' Malcolm Jaer
    • 32' Shane Gates
    • 78' Elgar Watts
    • 22' Shota Horie
    • 24' Tusi Pisi
    • 38' Tim Bond
    • 79' Akihito Yamada
  • 2 Conversions 1
    • 3' Louis Fouche
    • 78' Louis Fouche
    • 22' Tusi Pisi
  • 3 Penalties 2
    • 7' Louis Fouche
    • 29' Louis Fouche
    • 59' Louis Fouche
    • 9' Tusi Pisi
    • 54' Tusi Pisi
  • 0 Drop Goals 0
  • 0 Yellow Cards 0
  • 0 Red Cards 0
Team Line-ups
  • Sithembiso Sithole
  • Edgard Marutlulle
  • Jacobie Adriaanse
  • Steven Sykes
  • John-Charles Astle
  • CJ Velleman
  • Stefan Willemse
  • Aidon Davis
  • Ntando Kebe
  • Louis Fouche
  • Malcolm Jaer
  • Shane Gates
  • Stefan Watermeyer
  • Siyanda Grey
  • Jurgen Visser
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  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • Keita Inagaki
  • Shota Horie
  • Shinnosuke Kakinaga
  • Hitoshi Ono
  • Tim Bond
  • Liaki Moli
  • Andrew Durutalo
  • Ed Quirk
  • Kaito Shigeno
  • Tusi Pisi
  • Akihito Yamada
  • Yu Tamura
  • Harumichi Tatekawa
  • Viliami Lolohea
  • Riaan Viljoen
  • Martin Ferreira
  • Schalk Ferreira
  • Tom Botha
  • Schalk Oelofse
  • Chris Cloete
  • Kevin Luiters
  • Elgar Watts
  • Jaco van Tonder
  • 16
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  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • Futoshi Mori
  • Masataka Mikami
  • Takuma Asahara
  • Shinya Makabe
  • Yoshiya Hosoda
  • Tomas Leonardi
  • Yuki Yatomi
  • Mifiposeti Paea

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