Cornell du Preez scored a hat-trick as the table-topping EP Kings banked a bonus-point victory against Border in First Division action this weekend.
The 35-19 result in East London consolidates the Kings’ log position. They now boast a record of 10 wins in 11 games, and are sitting on 50 log points.
In the other match played on Friday, the SWD Eagles thumped the Leopards 64-34 in George. The scores were level at 34-34 after 57 minutes before the hosts scored three quick tries to bank the win.
Saturday’s fixtures saw the Pumas picking up a 29-22 away win against the Valke, and the Griffons beating Boland 54-28 by virtue of a superior second-half performance.
Griffons 54 (28) – Tries: Japie Nel, Cameron Jacobs, Penalty Try, Joubert Horn, Shane Hancke, Martin Sithole, Werner Griesel, Thabang Molefe. Conversions: Johannes Graaff (7).
Boland 37 (25) – Tries: Franzel September (3), Brendon April, Siviwe Magaba. Conversions: Jacquin Jansen (3). Penalties: Jansen (2).
Valke 22 (12) – Tries: Jacques Nieuwenhuis, Anrich Richter, Willem Odendaal. Conversions: Karlo Aspeling (2). Penalty: Juan Kotze.
Pumas 29 (7) – Tries: Juan-Claude Roos (2), Wilhelm Loock, Jacobus Jonker. Conversions: Roos (3). Penalties: Roos.
SWD 64 (27) – Tries: Clinton Wagman, Johan Herbst (3), Nicolaas Hanekom, Ghafoer Luckan, Jeffrey Taljard. Conversions: Elric van Vuuren (7). Penalties: Van Vuuren (3). Drop goals: Burton Francis (2).
Leopards 34 (20) – Tries: Hoffman Maritz, Victor Kruger, Berty Visser, Adriaan Engelbrecht. Conversions: Andre Pretorius (4). Penalties: Pretorius (2).
Border 19 (6)- Try: Theunis Lambrechts. Conversion: Jannie Myburgh. Penalties: Reinhardt Gerber (2), Myburgh (2).
Kings 35 (10) – Tries: Cornell du Preez (3), Tiger Mangweni. Conversions: Wesley Dunlop (3). Penalties: Dunlop (3).