Lions bash ‘Border Kings’

The Lions thrashed a Southern Kings side made up mostly of Border players 88-0 on Tuesday night after leading 40-0 at the break.

The visitors scored 13 tries, with Derick Minnie, Deon van Rensburg, Cobus Grobbelaar, Elton Jantjies and Callie Visagie all getting a brace. Jantjies also kicked nine conversions to finish with a personal haul of 28 points.

The Kings were always going to struggle without all of their EP players and most of their SWD players (SWD’s Vodacom Cup side played WP in a curtain-raiser before the Kings match), and two yellow cards early in the second half didn’t help their cause.

A full-strength Kings side, coached by Alan Solomons, will take on the Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Friday evening. The last time this team took to the field they lost 16-12 to the Bulls.