Currie Cup

Timely wake-up call for Kings

2014-08-04 09:08
Carlos Spencer (Gallo Images)
Port Elizabeth - Eastern Province Kings coach Carlos Spencer says their 28-12 loss to the Free State Cheetahs gave him a few answers about certain players ahead of the Currie Cup season.

The Kings reverted from their expansive game plan to a more conservative kicking approach in the game played in Cradock last Friday.

“We wanted to see how a few players do under pressure and I think we got a few answers against Free State,” Spencer told Die Burger.

“The loss wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. After four victories (in other warm-up games) it was maybe a timely wake-up call for some of the players.”

The Kings start their Currie Cup campaign at home to Western Province on Friday night (19:10 kick-off).


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