Eagles make Kings sweat

The Kings scored three tries to beat the SWD Eagles 22-16 in their pre-season match in George on Friday night.

The Kings trailed 13-12 at half-time
The Kings trailed 13-12 at half-time

Eagles flyhalf Leegan Moos gave his side an early lead with a penalty before the Kings hit back with winger Michael Makashe crossing for their first try. Flyhalf Elgar Watts missed the conversion.

The Kings were awarded a penalty try 10 minutes later, but another penalty from Moos and a converted try by No 8 Christo du Plessis gave SWD a 13-12 lead at half-time.

Kings fullback Jurgen Visser scored his side’s third try, which replacement flyhalf Theunis Kotze converted, to regain the lead.

Moos kicked a third penalty to take his side to within three points, but a late penalty from Kotze sealed the win for the Kings.

SWD Eagles – Try: Christo du Plessis. Conversion: Leegan Moos. Penalties: Moos (3).
Kings – Tries: Michael Makashe, penalty try, Jurgen Visser. Conversions: Elgar Watts, Theunis Kotze. Penalty: Kotze.

Kings – 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Luzuko Vulundlu, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Michael Makashe, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Steven Sykes (c), 4 Schalk Oelofse, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Subs: 16 Vukile Sofisa, 17 Martin Bezuidenhout, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Tazz Fuzanie, 20 JC Astle, 21 Cornell Hess, 22 CJ Velleman, 23 Stephan Willemse, 24 Junior Pokemela, 25 Leighton Eksteen, 26 James Hall, 27 Theunis Kotze, 28 Shane Gates, 29 Siyanda Grey, 30 JP Jonck.

SWD Eagles – 15 Jacquin Jansen, 14 Charles Radebe, 13 Wilneth Engelbrecht, 12 Martin du Toit (c), 11 Hentzwill Pedro, 10 Leegan Moos, 9 Johan Steyn, 8 Christo du Plessis, 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Buran Parks, 5 Grant le Roux, 4 Peet van der Walt, 3 Dean Hopp, 2 Mark Pretorius, 1 Juandré Digue.
Subs: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Mzo Dyantyi, 18 Brianton Booysen, 19 Dillon Snell, 20 Layle Delo, 21 Creswin Josephs, 22 Pieter Stemmet, 23 Fizel Fredericks, 24 Bredni Bestenbier, 25 Clint Wagman, 26 Eben Davids, 27 Daniel Roberts, 28 Lyndon Hartnick, 29 Lenesteyo Nomdo, 30 Gerswin Muller, 31 Joseph Fortuin, 32 Devron Jansen, 33 Jurgen Schoeman, 34 Marco Kruger, 35 Wayne Khan.

Super Rugby Mag

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