EP Kings roll over SWD Eagles in Currie Cup

EP Kings flyhalf George Whitehead, with a personal haul of 23 points, marshalled his side to a solid win over their Southern Kings franchise partners at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.


In doing so, he gave the men from Port Elizabeth a solid start to their campaign for Premier Division status after their 25-20 away win over the Kavaliers in Round 1.

Four penalties from Whitehead gave the home side a 12-8 lead at halftime, with the Eagles scoring the only try of the opening stanza through winger Alshaun Bock.

The Kings came out firing after the break, scoring three tries in rapid succession – to fullback SP Marais and flankers Wimpie van der Walt and Cornell du Preez – to build up a 23-point lead and effectively kill off the game with half an hour remaining.

Whitehead got in on the action with the bonus-point try, while the Eagles had to be satisfied with a consolation score by replacement Deroy Rhoode.

Final Score EP Kings 38 (12) SWD Eagles 15 (8)


EP Kings
Tries: SP Marais, George Whitehead, Wimpie van der Walt, Cornell du Preez
Conversions: George Whitehead (3)
Penalties. Whitehead (4).

SWD Eagles
Tries: Alshaun Bock, Deroy Rhoode
Conversion: Kurt Coleman
Penalty: Coleman.

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