Currie Cup

EP Kings win basement battle

2015-09-26 17:43
Tim Whitehead (Gallo Images)

Port Elizabeth - EP Kings skipper Tim Whitehead crossed for a try after the hooter had gone to snatch a sensational 40-37 victory for his team against Griquas in their Absa Currie Cup match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Earlier Whitehead had scored his first try in the 58th minute to give the Kings the lead at 33-32.

However, Griquas hit back through a powerful lineout drive for AJ van Zyl to cross over as they regained the lead at 37-33, which they kept until the dying moments.

Finally, after a thrilling encounter full of running rugby, the Kings were rewarded for their attacking endeavours as Whitehead's second try gave them their second win of the season.

Scorers:

EP Kings

Tries: Luther Obi, Paul Schoeman (2), Tim Whitehead (2)

Conversions: Scott van Breda (3)

Penalties: Van Breda (3)

Griquas

Tries: Danie Dames (2), Clinton Swart, Carel Greeff, AJ le Roux

Conversions: Clinton Swart (3)

Penalties: Swart (2)

Teams:

Eastern Province Kings

15 Scott van Breda, 14 Sylvian Mahuza, 13 Phillipus du Plessis, 12 Tim Whitehead (captain), 11 Luther Obi,  10 Karlo Aspeling, 9 Dwayne Kelly, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Tim Agaba, 21 Enrico Acker, 22 Elgar Watts 

Griquas

15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Danie Dames, 13 Michael Van Der Spuy, 12 Clinton Swart, 11 Ntabeni Dukisa, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Tian Meyer (captain), 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Jonathan Janse Van Rensburg, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Steph Roberts

Substitutes: 16 AJ Le Roux, 17 Stephan Kotze, 18 Stephan Greeff, 19 Wendal Wehr, 20 Dylon Frylink, 21 Jonathan Francke, 22 Ederies Arendse

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