Cavaliers finish on a high
April 16, 2016

The Boland Cavaliers turned it on during the second half to beat the visiting E.P. Kings 37-18 (halftime 17-11) in their quest for Currie Cup Premier Division status.

The Cavaliers lead 17-6 at a stage in the first half, courtesy of tries by lock Ockie van Zyl and hooker Chadley Wenn, coupled with seven points from the boot of fullback Nico Scheepers.

Somila Jho, playing at outside centre went over after some continued pressure on their Cavaliers tryline the Kings but espite being successful with two earlier penalties fullback Courtney Winnaar could not add the conversion.

The hosts were leading 17-11 when referee Francois Pretorius blew for the break. Both teams had a chance to claim the result but needed a strong showing in the second stanza.

The Cavaliers were quick out of the block as Scheepers kicked over a penalty before eightman Zandre Jordaan went over to make it 25-11.

Winnaar intercepted on his own try line before sprinting the length of the field to score under the posts to reignite the slim chance the Kings had at that stage of the match. The kick was taken by flyhalf Simon Bolze to make it 25-18 .

Two tries by the experienced winger Danwel Demas not only wrapped up the try scoring bonus-point, but also secured the result. The final try of the match saw him collect the ball after it had been kicked through and the five pointer but to bed any chances the Kings had. With Scheepers adding the extras the score was 37-18 and despite some late action the score remained the same until the final whistle.

A visit to Nelspruit sees the Cavaliers face the Pumas in a vital match for both teams, as the Cavaliers will look to make in three straight wins on the trot. The Kings host neighbours Border at Queens College, Queenstown and will look to bounce back quickly.


Boland Cavaliers: Tries- Ockie van Zyl, Chadley Wenn, Zandre Jordaan, Danwel Demas (2) Conversions - Nico Scheepers (3). Penalties: Scheepers (2)

E.P. Kings: Penalties- Courtney Winnaar (2) Tries: Somila Jho, Winnaar.

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