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Southern Kings v Leinster Rugby | Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium KO: 13:15 TG4

  • 16-09-2017 11:12am
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    Registered Users Posts: 19,225 ✭✭✭✭ Venjur


    The Team

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    Southern Kings Leinster Rugby
    Schalk Ferreira Ed Byrne
    Michael Willemse Sean Cronin
    Luvuyo Pumpuma Andrew Porter
    Stephan Greeff Ross Molony
    Dries van Schalkwyk James Ryan
    Khaya Majola Rhys Ruddock
    Victor Sekekete Jordi Murphy
    Andisa Ntsila Jack Conan
    Rudi van Rooyen Luke McGrath
    Kurt Coleman Ross Byrne
    Sibusiso Sithole Dave Kearney
    Luzuko Vulindlu Noel Reid
    Berton Klaasen Rory O'Loughlin
    Yaw Penxe Adam Byrne
    Masixole Banda Joey Carbery

    Stehan Coetzee James Tracy
    Petrus Strauss Cian Healy
    Martin Dreyer Michael Bent
    Bobby de Wee Mick Kearney
    Siyabulea Mdaka Josh van der Flier
    Godlen Masimla Nick McCarthy
    Ntabeni Dukisa Cathal Marsh
    Jacques Nel Jordan Larmour


    The Venue

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    This seasons Results

    Dragons 16 - 39 Leinster
    Leinster 37 - 9 Cardiff

    Scarlets 57 - 10 Southern Kings
    Connacht 32 - 10 Southern Kings

    Match
    The first mini-tour of the new look pro14 season is underway this afternoon with Southern Kings hosting Leinster Rugby in Port Elizabeth's Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

    Southern Kings are significant underdogs coming in at 7/1 to win. Whilst predicted to be the weaker of the two new teams, the Southern Kings have played some cohesive rugby for a team recently thrown together. That said they have shipped two fairly heavy losses at the hands of the most recent winners of the pro12 in Scarlets (2017) and Connacht (2016).

    Leinster field a young team with Bent, Healy and Cronin the veterans of the bunch. Despite the number of players under 25, Leinster still boast plenty of caps and should be confident of their ability to maintain form on their farthest trip away from home to date.

    Prediction
    I expect the Kings to to be a different side this weekend to what we've seen from them so far. They are likely to be in front of a big and potentially dejected crowd after the National sides heavy loss to the All Blacks this morning. This is a good opportunity for them to restore a bit of pride in South African rugby on home soil.

    All that said, I think Leinsters miserly defence will offer little to a team that thrives off loose ball but struggles to build pressure through phases. Leinster are also fairly good at converting possession which the Kings will offer plenty of.

    If the game remains tight in the last quarter I could see the crowd bringing the Kings home, but I expect it to be well put to bed by then.

    Leinster by 15 points.


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Light rain and 15 Celsius here in PE. They do a double big mac in South Africa. Ie, four beef patties. Getting one of them and making out way to NMBS. There is some local interest in the game. So high hopes. Will go on this tour next year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 736 ✭✭✭ damianmcr


    Any radio coverage?


  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ determinations


    Leinster by 10, with a BP.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,553 ✭✭✭✭ errlloyd


    Stadium is empty.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,177 ✭✭✭ Juwwi


    is it raining bad ?


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators Posts: 26,305 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Peregrine


    Is TG4 Player stuck on some rally thing for anyone else?


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,552 ✭✭✭ washman3


    damianmcr wrote: »
    Any radio coverage?

    Live TV coverage on TG4


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,699 ✭✭✭ The Pheasant2


    Jaysus that is one empty stadium


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,997 gally74


    Nice stadium. No one in it


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,163 ✭✭✭ Burkie1203


    washman3 wrote: »
    Live TV coverage on TG4

    The stadium is empty


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,997 gally74


    They gave out free tickets for this


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Yikes that's a small crowd. Conan was looking around wondering what was going on.

    COME ON LEINSTER!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ bloodless_coup


    That's some crowd


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,978 irishbucsfan


    Peregrine wrote: »
    Is TG4 Player stuck on some rally thing for anyone else?

    Yes


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,699 ✭✭✭ The Pheasant2


    Carbery looks to have beefed up in the legs


  • Registered Users Posts: 736 ✭✭✭ damianmcr


    washman3 wrote: »
    Live TV coverage on TG4

    Aye but that's TV!

    I'm going to assume there isn't.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,282 ✭✭✭✭ Podge_irl


    gally74 wrote: »
    They gave out free tickets for this

    That was the Cheetah's game no?


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,573 ✭✭✭ degsie


    Kings looking strong!


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Decent start from Kings. Not great from us. Joey won't have bee happy with Dave at all!


  • Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ Yugioh


    damianmcr wrote: »
    washman3 wrote: »
    Live TV coverage on TG4

    Aye but that's TV!

    I'm going to assume there isn't.

    Tg4 stream on aertv does the job for me.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,480 ✭✭✭ bloodless_coup


    At least the TV feed doesn't have the massive information bar at the bottom of the screen you often get with broadcasts from South Africa


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ Spudmonkey


    Wonder was it hard to get tickets. Looks like a shocking turnout by the Leinster fans.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,573 ✭✭✭ degsie


    Spudmonkey wrote: »
    Wonder was it hard to get tickets. Looks like a shocking turnout by the Leinster fans.

    Eh, you do know it's played in SA, right?


  • Registered Users Posts: 103 ✭✭ determinations


    Ah fúck.

    We really don't need injuries this early.


  • Registered Users Posts: 999 MattD


    Ah now the tg4 player not working is fairly poor...!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,599 ScrubsfanChris


    Spudmonkey wrote: »
    Wonder was it hard to get tickets. Looks like a shocking turnout by the Leinster fans.
    Yeah. Sure we can all head out to South Africa with 5 weeks notice:P


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Like picking up where he left off last week!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,387 Tom.D.BJJ


    Spudmonkey wrote: »
    Wonder was it hard to get tickets. Looks like a shocking turnout by the Leinster fans.

    Why?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ Spudmonkey


    Yeah. Sure we can all head out to South Africa with 5 weeks notice:P

    That's no excuse! :D


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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,365 ✭✭✭✭ molloyjh


    Eh, did we really score there? That was easy.


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