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Kings jonges spring goed weg
August 20, 2012
Die EP Kings, Griekwas en Valke het almal oorwinnings behaal in die eerste rondte van die Absa Provinsiale Onder-21 reeks se B-afdeling.

Die EP Kings het met sy oorwinning van 61-10 oor die span van die Boland Kavaliers gewys hy is ‘n vroeë gunsteling vir vanjaar se titel, terwyl Griekwas en die Valke goeie oorwinnings weg van die huis behaal het.

Die Griekwas het Pumas met 16-14 geklop en die Valke het die Griffons met 31-27 getroef.

In die Nelson Mandelabaai-stadion was die tuisspan veel te vaardig vir Boland en het nege drieë teen een gedruk.

Vier daarvan was van die Kings-skrumskakel, Kayle van Zyl, wat later gaan vleuel speel het, afkomstig. Van Zyl het boonop met agt doelskoppe geslaag vir ‘n persoonlike bydrae van 36 punte.

Van Zyl se drieë was in die 7de, 10de, 25ste en 74ste minute.

In die Mbombela-stadion in Nelspruit het ‘n drie in die doodsnikke van die wedstryd deur sy losskakel, Jonty Gray, die knoop vir Griekwas teen die Pumas deurgehak.

Sake was deurgaans gelykop en die Pumas was rustyd met 6-3 voor.

Gray het sake gelykop gemaak kort na die hervatting van spel en later ook ‘n strafdoel van Philip Range uitkanselleer.

‘n Drie deur Tembi Nkosi in die 74ste minuut het skynbaar die wedstryd vir die tuisspan beklink, maar Gray het ander planne gemaak en in die laaste minuut gaan druk en met die doelskop geslaag om sy span met 16-14 te laat wen.

Die Valke het in Welkom danksy ‘n stewige eerste helfte-poging sy wedstryd teen die Griffons met 31-27 gewen. Die besoekers het rustyd 21-8 voorgeloop.

Friedel Olivier en Peter Mathews het albei twee keer gedruk, terwyl Pieter Botha ‘n tweekuns aan drieë vir die tuisspan behaal het.

Die Griffons sal nie te gelukkig voel oor hy ‘n tuiswedstryd verloor het nie, maar het darem twee bonuspunte uit die wedstryd verdien deur met minder as sewe punte te verloor en vier drieë te druk.

The EP Kings, Griquas and Valke started best in the opening round of the Absa Under-21 Provincial Championship B-Division on the weekend.

The Kings showed that they should be seen as early favourites to claim the title by beating Boland Kavaliers 61-10 in the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, while Griquas and Valke won away from home.

GWK Griquas edged out the Pumas in the Mbombela Stadium and Valke outstayed the Griffons 31-17.

The Kings were way too good for Boland in their clash In Port Elizabeth, outscoring them nine tries to one.

Four of those came from scrumhalf, Kayle van Zyl, who later moved to wing. Van Zyl also kicked eight conversions for a personal tally of 36 points. His tries came in the 7th, 10th, 25th and 74th minutes.

In the Mbombela Stadium, a late try by their flyhalf Jonty Gray won the match for Griquas against the Pumas.

It was a tight affair throughout the match with the home side leading 6-3 at the break.

Gray levelled matters with a penalty after the restart and also cancelled out a penalty by Philip Range.

A try by Tembi Nkosi seemingly won it for the Pumas, but Gray scored in the last minute and converted to secure a 16-14 win.

The Valke have to thank a solid first half display for their 31-27 win over the Griffons. The visitors had a 21-8 lead at the break.

Friedel Olivier and Peter Mathews both scored a brace for the Valke, as did Pieter Botha for the home side.

The Griffons will not be happy for dropping a match at home, but did secure two bonus points for losing by less than seven and scoring four tries.

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