THE rampant EP Kings under-21 team maintained their impressive unbeaten record in the Absa Currie Cup B Division when they scored a hard-fought 37-33 win over their closest rivals the Limpopo Blue Bulls in Groblersdal on Saturday.
The gritty Kings team, who showed plenty of character, had to fight back after trailing 26-17.
Saturday's result left the Kings at the top of the B Division table with 35 points from seven outings and has ensured they have a healthy lead over second-placed Boland (30 points), Limpopo Blue Bulls (28) and Griquas (17).
The Kings scored four tries through Aidon Davis, Shane Gates, Sinethemba Ndita and Siphesihle Punguzwa on their way to what proved to be a vital victory. The players on target with the boot for the Kings were Andile Jho (one penalty) and Ruan Allerston (two penalties). Allerston also succeeded with four conversions
The win has once again emphasised that the Kings region is a hotbed of emerging talent that cannot be ignored by South African rugby bosses when they vote today on whether to include the Kings in an enlarged Currie Cup Premier Division.
The EP Kings U19 team also kept the flag flying high for the region when they recorded an exciting 26-17 win over the Limpopo Blue Bulls in Groblersdal.
The Kings are now third on the U19 B Division log with 23 points after seven games and trail leaders Falcons (34 points) and Boland (25).
The try-scorers for the EP U19 team were Juandre Fourie, Khaya Malotana and Whayburn Howley, while Jason Baggott succeeded with three penalties and a conversion.