Fans: Kings have blown it

Elton Jantjies (Gallo Images)
Elton Jantjies (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Sport24 readers have backed the Lions to return to Super Rugby in 2014 after beating the Kings in the first promotion-relegation playoff in Port Elizabeth last Friday.

The Lions overcame the Kings 26-19.

Prior to the game, 66% of Sport24 readers correctly predicted a Lions victory in Port Elizabeth:

Sport24 asked:

"Who do you think will win the first promotion-relegation playoff between the Kings and the Lions in Port Elizabeth?"

These were the results:

33% - The Kings
66% - The Lions
1% - It will be a draw


This is what Sport24 readers said about the Lions win in Port Elizabeth:

"It's not like the Kings stood a chance." - Charl du Preez

"Well done Lions!" - Sean Wolf

"All the King's horses and all the King's men could not put EP rugby back together again."
- Jean Pierre Heymans

"This is one of the happiest day in my life...thanks Lions...LIONS4LIFE!"
- Darryl Farmer

"Well done Lions, you deserve to play Super Rugby!"
- Jean van der Walt

"Now the home game. Don't care who you are, no team would like to play against the Lions at Ellis Park."
- Jean Rossouw

"Very well done lions, you made your fans proud with an excellent effort tonight."
- Kaitlin Williams

"Lions played the better rugby and deserved to win."
- trev2

"The Kings never looked like a winning team against the so called "worst team"."
- Vickers Vermeulen

"An away win for the Lions was a massive statement. At home on a hard pitch and with dry conditions, the Lions have the potential to give the Kings a rugby lesson they will remember for a long time." - Brian Coetzee

"As a Kings supporter congratulations to the Lions you guys were the better side on the field." - Danie Vermeulen


The Lions fans finally had something to cheer about (Gallo Images)

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