Lions in, Kings out of 2014 Super Rugby

03 Aug 2013

The Southern Kings have defeated the Lions 23-18 at Ellis Park, but will lose the series by two aggregate points due to the Lions seven point win last weekend.

This means that the Kings will, under conditions from the South African Rugby Union, be replaced in 2014 Super Rugby by the Lions, who last played in the competition in 2012.

The Lions 26-19 last weekend in Port Elizabeth gives them a total aggregate scoreline of 44-42, tying both teams on five competition points and thus they are divided by a combined margin.

Lions 18 (Minnie, Kriel tries, Jantjies con, 2 pen)

Kings 23 (Ferreira, Van Breda tries, Van Breda 2 con, 3 pen)

Lions: 15 Ruan Combrinck, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Nicolaas Hanekom, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain). Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Marnitz Boshoff, 22 Chrysander Botha.

Southern Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Scott van Breda, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Hadleigh Parkes, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Darron Nell (captain), 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira. Replacements: 16 Charl du Plessis, 17 Hannes Franklin, 18 Steven Sykes, 19 Devin Oosthuizen, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 Wesley Dunlop, 22 Shane Gates.