Kings and Pumas dish up a roller coaster ride of emotions

Kings and Pumas dish up a roller coaster ride of emotions

A slow start by the EP Kings and a 4th minute try by JW Jonker (converted by JC Roos) set the tempo for a game that would see hardened rugby media (Ja Norman en Frana ek praat van julle!) jumping up and down in frustration and joy. The EP Kings answered the Pumas in the […]

Why the EP Kings Ascension to the Premier Division Looks Impossible

Why the EP Kings Ascension to the Premier Division Looks Impossible

The Eastern Province Kings cemented a home semi-final after thrashing the Griffons 60-19 in Port Elizabeth last Friday night to move to 55 points – eight points ahead of the second-placed Ford Pumas with just two rounds remaining. The EP Kings meet the Pumas at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday 21 September. Kick […]

Craven Week schoolboy tests positive for doping

Craven Week schoolboy tests positive for doping

A 17-year-old boy’s doping control test has tested positive for the banned anabolic steroid, nandrolone, following the 2012 Craven Week schools rugby tournament held in Nelson Mandela Bay in July, and the boy could face a ban of up to two years from sport, according to the SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS). Dr Shuaib […]

Kings comeback in last 20 minutes saves game against Falcons

Kings comeback in last 20 minutes saves game against Falcons

The Eastern Province Kings turned around a second half deficit to run in seven tries and beat the Falcons 45-24 (halftime 19-15) in an Absa Currie Cup First Division match at NMB Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday night. The victory ensured the Kings remain unbeaten in the competition but they had to fight to […]

Breakdown problems haunt Meyer ahead of Australia

Breakdown problems haunt Meyer ahead of Australia

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer admitted Sunday he has serious back row problems to solve before a Rugby Championship third-round clash in Australia next month. His first away game since replacing out-of-contract Peter de Villiers last January did not go according to plan this weekend as they snatched an undeserved 16-16 draw with fired-up newcomers […]

Kings in, Lions out

Kings in, Lions out

The Southern Kings will play in the 2013 Super Rugby competition, with the Lions dropping out for at least one year, the SA Rugby Union (Saru) confirmed this afternoon. The top four teams in the South African Conference in 2012 (Stormers, Bulls, The Sharks and the Cheetahs) would join the Southern Kings in the 2013 […]

Botha out, Sadie ready for selection

Botha out, Sadie ready for selection

Loose forward Arno Botha will miss this week’s Currie Cup clash against the Free State Cheetahs due to a hamstring injury, but midfielder Johann Sadie will be fit for selection, the Blue Bulls management announced on Monday. According to Bulls team doctor Org Strauss, Botha picked up a hamstring strain against Griquas on Friday night, […]

Chiefs sink Sharks to take Super Rugby crown

Chiefs sink Sharks to take Super Rugby crown

The Waikato Chiefs claimed the Super 15 crown for Southern Hemisphere supremacy when they beat the Coastal Sharks 37-6 in a one-sided final this morning. The top New Zealand side were more clinical and made fewer errors than the Sharks, leading 13-3 at half-time and outscoring the South Africans four tries to nil. They become […]

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