Fulltime: Lions 54-10 Kings. Match report to follow.
80′ Try for the Lions. Andries Coetzee rounds off the match with a break from deep inside his own half. Coetzee converts his own try.
Fulltime: LIO 54-10 KIN
77′ Try Lions. Faf de Klerk completes a brilliant team try which started from a break by prop Corne Fourie. Andries Coetzee slots the easy conversion. LIO 47-10 KIN
Five minutes left in the match and the Kings still trail by 30 points. LIO 40-10 KIN
59′ Try for the Kings as Luzuko Vulindlu intercepts and run over under the posts. De Wet makes no mistake in converting. LIO 40-10 KIN
55′ Try for the Lions through Kwagga Smith, who finishes off a brilliant break from Malcolm Marx. Jantjies converts from the touchline. LIO 40-3 KIN
50′ Try Lions. The Lions score under the posts as the tight forwards link up, sending Jacques van Rooyen over the line. Jantjies successfully converts. LIO 33-3 KIN
41′ Try Lions as Malcolm Marx bursts through the Kings’ defences from a maul. Jantjies converts and the lions stretch their lead. LIO 16-3 KIN
40′ The second half is underway!
40′ Try for the Lions. Kwagga Smith finishes off the first half by crossing over the line from a break on his own ten meter line. Elton Jantjies slots the conversion from in front of the posts.
Halftime: LIO 19-3 KIN
30′ Yellow card for the Kings as Chris Cloete is penalised or entering the ruck with no arms.
Red card for the Lions. Robbie Coetzee sees red for a knee to the head of Cloete.
LIO 12-3 KIN
28′ Penalty for the Kings as Pieter-Steyn de Wet slots the kick over from right in front. LIO 12-3 KIN
18′ Try Lions as Courtnall Skosan finishes off a brilliant passage of play. Jantjies makes no mistake in converting. LIO 12-0 KIN
10′ Try for the Lions. Andries Ferreira crashes over the line from a driving maul. Elton Jantjies misses the conversion. LIO 5-0 KIN
08′ Yellow card for the Kings as Irne Herbst penalised for early shove at the line out maul.
00′ The players run out and we have kickoff.
The Lions come into this match brimming with confidence, maintaining a 100% winning record at home this season. They run out with mainly rotational changes, with the notable return of Springbok Jaco Kriel from injury, who takes up his place on the bench.
EMIRATES LIONS: 15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Harold Vorster, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Elton Jantjies, 9. Faf de Klerk, 8. Warren Whiteley (C), 7. Ruan Ackermann, 6. Kwagga Smith, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Andries Ferreira, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Jacques van Rooyen SUBS: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Johannes Jonker, 18. Lourens Erasmus, 19. Jaco Kriel, 20. Dillon Smit, 21. Jacques Nel, 22. Anthony Volmink, 23. Sylvian Mahuza.
The Kings run out today with a strong line up, however, they will be without talismanic captain and goal kicker, Lionel Cronje. Cringe has been replaced with Pieter-Steyn de Wet. Former Grahamstonians Ross Geldenhuys, Tyler Paul, and Luzuko Vulindlu all start.
SOUTHERN KINGS: 15. Malcolm Jaer, 14. Alshaun Bock, 13. Berton Klaasen, 12. Luzuko Vulindlu, 11. Makazole Mapimpi, 10. Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9. Louis Schreuder; 8. Tyler Paul, 7. Stefan Willemse, 6. Chris Cloete, 5. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4. Irne Herbst, 3. Ross Geldenhuys (C), 2. Martin Bezuidenhout, 1. Schalk van der Merwe.
SUBS: 16. Kurt Haupt, 17. Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18. Mzamo Majola, 19. Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20. Thembelani Bholi, 21. Stefan Ungerer, 22. Ntabeni Dukisa, 23. Nicolaas Hanekom.
Good afternoon and welcome to our live coverage of the Lions vs Southern Kings from the Emirates Airline Park in Johannesburg.