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    Kings shock Stormers in the rain in Knysna

    2020-01-18 10:06

    Cape Town - The Southern Kings gave the Stormers a timely wake-up call in their clash at a rain-soaked Loerie Park Sports Ground in Knysna on Friday.

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    According to the Rugby365 website, the Kings scored the only try of a drab match, winning 13-3.

    Playing with the breeze at their backs and in the pouring rain in the first half, the Kings managed to keep the Stormers scoreless in the first half-hour.

    The hosts capitalised on the pressure, with prop Rossouw de Klerk going over for the opening score.

    Flyhalf Bader Pretorius added the conversion.

    The Stormers replied with a penalty from flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis to make it 7-3 after 35 minutes - which was also the half-time score.

    Despite the wind at their backs, the Stormers failed to crack the Kings’ defence after the break.

    Pretorius added two penalties for the only scores of the second half.

    The Kings will next be in action in their PRO14 derby against the Cheetahs in Nelson Mandela Bay on Saturday, January 25, while the Stormers' final pre-season Super Rugby outing is against the Sharks in the first match of Vodacom Superhero Sunday at the FNB Stadium on Sunday, January 19.

    Kick-off is at 13:00.

    The Stormers open their 2020 Super Rugby campaign against the Hurricanes at Newlands on Saturday, February 1.

    Scorers:

    Southern Kings

    Try: Rossouw de Klerk

    Conversion: Bader Pretorius

    Penalties: Pretorius (2)

    Stormers

    Penalty: Jean-Luc du Plessis

    Teams:

    Southern Kings

    15 Masixole Banda, 14 Christopher Hollis, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Bader Pretorius, 9 Theo Maree, 8 Lusanda Badiyana, 7 Bobby der Wee, 6 Luyolo Dapula, 5 John-Charles Astle (captain), 4 Gideon van Niekerk, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Alandre van Rooyen, 1 Xandre Vos

    Substitutes - from: Robin Stevens, Schalk Ferreira, Ig Prinsloo, Ashton Fortuin, Jerry Sexton, Riaan Olivier, Stefan Ungerer, Courtney Winnaar, John Jackson, Edmund Ludik, Andell Loubser.

    Stormers

    15 David Kriel, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Michal Hazner, 12 Cornel Smit, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Johan du Toit, 7 De Wet Marais, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 Ben-Jason Dixon, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Frans Malherbe (captain), 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Ali Vermaak

    Substitutes - from: Schalk Erasmus, Leon Lyons, DJ Putter, Ruan Laubser, Hannes Gous, Paul de Wet, Abner van Reenen, Sihle Njezula, Lyle Hendricks.

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