Pumas too strong for EP kings in Currie Cup

Corne Fourie of the Pumas

The Pumas ran out 20-9 winners over the visiting EP Kings in their Currie
Cup premier division rugby fixture at Mbombela Stadium, in Nelspruit, on Friday.

The Pumas led halftime 17-9 at the halftime break.

The result ensures that the Pumas will remain in a top-four log position and
stay in touch with the front-runners who are contending for the playoffs.

The Pumas managed their win on the back of a strong first-half performance
which materialised two tries without reply.

The second half was a tightly contested affair with only the Pumas managing
to score through a Justin van Staden penalty.

Final Score Pumas 20 (17) EP Kings 9 (9)

Scorers

Pumas
Tries: Jason-Collin Fraser, Marnus Schoeman.
Conversions: Justin van Staden (2).
Penalties: Justin van Staden (2)

EP Kings
Penalties: Scott van Breda (3)

Match Officials
Referee:
Cwengile Jadezweni

Teams

Pumas: 15 Hoffmann Maritz, 14 Jerome Pretorius, 13 Wilmaure
Louw, 12 Stefan Watermeyer (c), 11 Rosco Spekman, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Faf
de Klerk, 8 Jason-Colin Fraser, 7 Jaco Bouwer, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marius Coetzer,
4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Corne Fourie.

Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Marne Coetzee, 18 Jannie Stander,
19 Uzair Cassiem, 20 Reynier van Rooyen, 21 Hennie Skorbinski, 22 Marcello Sampson.

EP Kings: 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 JP du Plessis,
12 Tim Whitehead (c), 11 Luther Obi, 10 Karlo Aspeling, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Tim
Agaba, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Steven Sykes, 4 Stefan Willemse,
3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Schalk Ferreira.

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