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Smid hat-trick sets up WP win
MWP
March 22, 2014

Rayn Smid scored a hat-trick of tries as DHL Western Province thrashed the EP Kings 56-22 (halftime 27-10) in their Vodacom Cup South Section match at City Park in Cape Town on Saturday.

The hosts were full value for their win as they ran in eight tries in total with the visitors managing just three tries in return.

The win was a welcome return to form for Western Province who were coming off a 25-7 loss at the hands of the Sharks XV and they were soon into their stride with eighthman Smid dotting down as early as they seventh minute.

EP struck back just four minutes later when right wing Michael Killian strode over for a converted try.

However, Smid was proving to be something of a handful for the visitors and he grabbed his second try in the 15th minute.

WP flyhalf Gary van Aswegan and his opposite number Ntabeni Dukisa then traded penalties before the hosts took control of the contest with a try from right wing JP Lewis while Smid wrapped up his hat-trick with a try in the 35th minute.

EP began the second half well as replacement wing Selvyn Davids scored a try just one minute after the restart.

But the score seemed to invigorate the home team who went on a scoring blitz as they added tries from flanks Sikhumbuszo Notshe and Rohan Kitshoff, replacement Kyle Lombard and left wing Devon Williams while lock Kuhle Sonkosi scored a consolation try for the visitors.

SCORERS

DHL WESTERN PROVINCE – Tries: Rayn Smid (3), Devon Williams, JP Lewis, Kyle Lombard, Rohan Kitshoff, Sikhumbuszo Notshe; Conversions: Gary van Aswegen; Penalties: Van Aswegen

EP KINGS – Tries: Kuhle Sonkosi, Michael Killian, Selvyn Davids; Conversions: Ntabeni Dukisa; Penalty: Dukisa.

MATCH CENTRE
FIXTURES
     
RESULTS
     
Absa Under 19 Competition
Friday, September 19 2014
15:00 - Golden Lions U19 vs Sharks U19
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
15:00 - Border U19 vs Griquas U19
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Under 21 Competition
16:40 - Golden Lions U21 vs Sharks U21
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Currie Cup First Division
17:00 - Border Bulldogs vs Leopards
BCM Stadium, East London
Inter Provincial Women A 1
19:00 - Border vs Western Province
BCM Stadium, East London
Absa Currie Cup Premier Division
19:10 - Xerox Golden Lions vs Steval Pumas
Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Absa Under 19 Competition
Saturday, September 20 2014
10:45 - WP U19 vs EP Kings U19
City Park Stadium, Cape Town
11:00 - Leopards U19 vs Blue Bulls U19
Profert Olen Park, Potch
11:00 - SWD U19 vs Boland U19
Outeniqua Park, George
11:20 - Valke U19 vs Griffons U19
Barnard Stadium, Kempton Park

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