Kings thrash Boland

The EP Kings thumped Boland 57-19 in PE in the highlight Currie Cup First Division clash on Friday.

It was the repeat of the 2011 tournament final (which Boland won convincingly in Wellington), but this time the Kings did the business to secure their seventh win of the campaign.

The hosts ran in eight tries, with the returning Luke Watson grabbing a brace. Flyhalf Wesley Dunlop also added six conversions and a penalty.

Boland only managed to cross the chalk on three occasions, which proved to be consolation tries.

In other results, the Pumas downed the Leopards 38-27 in Nelspruit to jump into second place in the standings (they trail the Kings by seven log points, with six league matches remaining). SWD and the Griffons picked up tight wins over Border (33-27) and the Valke (39-36) respectively.

EP Kings 57 (36) – Tries: Clint Newland, Cornell du Preez, Luke Watson (2), SP Marais, Tiger Mangweni, Wesley Dunlop, Wimpie van der Walt. Conversions: Wesley Dunlop (6), George Whitehead. Penalty: Dunlop.
Boland 19 (5) – Tries: Nolan Clark, PJ van Zyl, Senan Van Der Merwe. Conversions: Eric Zana, Jacquin Jansen.

Pumas 38 (18) - Tries: Coenie van Wyk, RW Kember (2), Shaun Venter. Conversions: JC Roos (3). Penalties: JC Roos (4).
Leopards 27 (10) - Tries: Allister Kettledas, Jaco Grobler, Philip de Wet, SJ Niemand. Conversions: André Pretorius (2). Penalty: Pretorius.

Border 27 (24) – Tries: Chumani Booi, Frans Laatz (2). Conversions: Jannie Myburgh (3). Penalties: Myburgh (2).
SWD 33 (19) - Tries: Jeff Taljard, Johan Herbst (2), Shaun Raubenheimer, Theuns Kotze. Conversions: Kotze (4).

Griffons 39 (22) – Tries: Chris-Erich Ehlers, Nicky Steyn (2), Oshwill Nortje, Reinhardt Erwee, Rudi Britz. Conversions: Hansie Graaff (2). Penalty: Tiaan van Wyk.
Valke 36 (10) – Tries: Anrich Richter (2), JW Bell (3), Nico Engelbrecht. Conversions: Juan Kotze, Karlo Aspeling (2). Penalty: Kotze.