26 Jul 19:10Full TimeNelson Mandela Bay Stadium, PE
Southern KingsvMTN Lions
Super Rugby Promotion & Relegation
0Drop Goals0
Kicking Stats

Southern Kings TeamMTN Lions Team
1Schalk Ferreira
2Bandise Maku
3Kevin Buys
4Darron Nell
5David Bulbring
6Cornell du Preez
7Wimpie van der Walt
8Jacques Engelbrecht
9Shaun Venter
10Demetri Catrakilis
11Marcello Sampson
12Shane Gates
13Ronnie Cooke
14Hadleigh Parkes
15SP Marais
1JC Janse van Rensburg
2Martin Bezuidenhout
3Julian Redelinghuys
4Hendrik Roodt
5Franco van der Merwe
6Jaco Kriel
7Derick Minnie
8Warren Whiteley
9Vian van der Watt
10Elton Jantjies
11Anthony Volmink
12Dylan Des Fountain
13Stokkies Hanekom
14Deon van Rensburg
15Ruan Combrinck

Southern Kings ReservesMTN Lions Reserves
16Hannes Franklin
17Grant Kemp
18Steven Sykes
19Devin Oosthuizen
20Nicolas Vergallo
21George Whitehead
22Waylon Murray
16Robbie Coetzee
17Ruan Dreyer
18Willie Britz
19Warwick Tecklenburg
20Guy Cronje
21Marnitz Boshoff
22Chrysander Botha
Run of Play
80The Lions win a scrum as the hooter sounds and no surprises as the ball is booted into touch as soon (well, almost) as the flyhalf touches it. Huge step towards qualification taken by the Lions here.
78Marnitz Boshoff Missed Drop Goal - Boshoff misses a drop attempt that would have put this result beyond doubt.
76Jantjies is replaced by Marnitz Boshoff. With this, the Lions show they feel they have this fixture won.
71George Whitehead Missed Conversion - The conversion is pushed and the Kings need at least three scores in nine minutes to win this home leg.
70Steven Sykes Try - Sykes gets the ball just short of the line and he bulldozes his way over to set up ten tense minutes.
69Dylan Des Fountain Yellow Card - Hang on! We may still have a game on here. Des Fountain cops a yellow and breathes a whole lot of life back into this fixture.
67Elton Jantjies Conversion - Jantjies adds the two, and Braamfontein is pulling out the dusters. They're hosting some Super Rugby next year, it seems.
66Stokkies Hanekom Try - Stokkies is over for another one. Replays show a massive forward pass, but the Kings' lineout mess that preceded it was worthy of five points against them. Not of three years in the wilderness, though. Make the TMO earn his keep.
64And the answer is no. They launch a promising maul, but then the ball goes wide and is lost. Forward, but off a boot, and as such it's 22 drop-out.
63Catrakilis is off the field and now the Kings are the ones kicking three points into the corner flag. Can they make it count?
61And in a game as big as this you should go for the points, shouldn't you. Point proven as the Lions knock on and the Kings have a chance to escape their own line.
58Massive scrum by the Lions and they win a penalty deep inside the Kings 22. They opt for another 8-man effort, though.
54The Kings are camped on tgheir own line for a while and things are starting to look bad for them when Jantjies gets the ball and punts it well downfield for a bit of a breather.
47Elton Jantjies Missed Penalty - Solid start by the Lions and Jantjies has a chance to show something for it on the scoreboard. He misses badly left, though. "Human afterall," says the commentator, as if he didn't watch the Stormers play this year.
43Solid defence by the Lions and then some real streetsmart as they win a penalty at the first ruck of the half. The resulting penalty has them throwing into a lineout deep inside Kings territory.
41Jantjies restarts for the Lions and the Kings have no problems putting it into touch. Tight so far and bound to become even tighter.
39Elton Jantjies Conversion - Jantjies converts and the visitors have a five-point lead.
38Stokkies Hanekom Try - The Kings are hot on attack when Stokkies Hanekom intercepts and scores to put this game right on its head once again.
37Demetri Catrakilis Missed Penalty - Catrakilis hits the upright with a long penalty attempt. He doesn't have enough chasers and the Lions escape.
33Demetri Catrakilis Penalty - Catrakilis have the Kings back in front as he slots one from right in front.
29Demetri Catrakilis Missed Conversion - The conversion misses.
28Marcello Sampson Try - The lineout is won and Catrakilis gets the cross-kick in. Sampson is unmarked and dives over for the opening try.
27Lovely run by Catrakilis and Minnie plays it on the ground when he eventually catches him. The Kings go for the corner.
22Elton Jantjies Penalty - And after all that action we re-assemble on the other side of the field to watch Jantjies slot another penalty.
19Cooke sells the Lions defence a massive dummy, but then looks the biggest of them all as he fails to ground the ball having crossed the tryline. The TMO is called in to show what was clear to start with: no-one came close to grounding the ball before the centre was tackled into touch.
18Elton Jantjies Penalty - Three more from Jantjies. The Lions aren't here to look good, they want the result, and if you give their 10 enough chance they'll get it.
14Elton Jantjies Penalty - And just like that it's all level again. Jantjies looks his old self in the Lions jersey.
11Demetri Catrakilis Penalty - But the Cat is having none of it. Another kickoff chase works for the home side and the Kings flyhalf has his side back in the lead.
9Elton Jantjies Penalty - Not that Joburg's other flyhalf in the match has any problems convincing the assistant referees to raise their flags. Jantjies levels the scores with his first shot at goal.
3Demetri Catrakilis Penalty - Early points for the Kings as they are awarded a penlaty when the Lions go offside and Catrakilis gets them on the board.
1Catrakilis starts the match in front of a very vocal PE crowd. Early spill by the Lions and the Kings are on attack deep inside the Lions 22.