Cheetahs overcome Kings challenge

Sias Ebersohn (Gallo Images)
Sias Ebersohn (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Cheetahs beat the Southern Kings 21-11 in their pre-season friendly in Port Elizabeth on Friday night.

The visitors led just 7-6 at the break in a tightly contested encounter.

The Cheetahs open their Super Rugby campaign at home against the Jaguares on Friday, February 26, while the Kings start with a home game against the Sharks the following day.

Scorers:

Kings

Try: Shane Gates

Penalties: Elgar Watts (2)

Cheetahs

Tries: Boom Prinsloo, Sergeal Peterson, TBC

Conversions: Sias Ebersohn (2), Fred Zeilinga

Teams:

Kings

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Luzuko Vulundlu, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Malcolm Jaer, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 JC Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (captain), 3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes: Sithembiso Sithole, Martin Ferreira, Vukile Sofisa, Cornell Hess, CJ Velleman, Stephan Willemse, Sipato Pokomela, Leighton Eksteen, Theuns Kotze, JP du Plessis, Siyanda Grey.

Cheetahs

15 Sergeal Petersen, 14 Maphutha Dolo, 13 Francois Venter (captain), 12 William Small-Smith, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Boom Prinsloo, 5 Lodewyk de Jager, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 1 Charles Marais

Substitutes: Jacques du Toit, Danie Mienie, Luan de Bruin, Reniel Hugo, Hilton Lobberts, Paul Schoeman, Henco Venter, Tian Meyer, Fred Zeilinga, Michael van der Spuy, Clayton Blommetjies

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