THE EP Kings can claim second spot on the Absa Currie Cup First Division log when they face old rivals the South Western Districts Eagles in a crunch rugby showdown at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday (7pm).
After a slow start the Kings have started to gain momentum and are third on the log, with 33 points from 10 outings.
They have won their last two matches, against the Leopards and Griffons, and have put themselves back in contention for a home semifinal at the end of the season.
With only four league matches remaining, they cannot afford to slip against a combative Eagles outfit who will arrive in Port Elizabeth on the back of a 58-42 win over the Falcons in George.
The accurate boot of the Kings' Scott van Breda is likely to play a crucial role in the outcome in what is expected to be a fiercely contested showdown. At the weekend, the log-leading Pumas thumped the Griffons 42-24 in Welkom, the Kings defeated the Leopards 44-26 in Potchefstroom and the Border Bulldogs surprised the Regent Boland Cavaliers with a 21-19 victory in East London.
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