Currie Cup

Pumas earn Currie Cup draw with EP Kings

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Fullback JC Roos kept his cool under immense pressure as he kicked a touchline conversion to salvage a draw for the Pumas in their Currie Cup First Division match against the EP Kings at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Friday.

The Kings had dominated the first 50 minutes of the match in impressive fashion, making a compelling argument that they are a team on the rise, as they built a formidable 27-9 lead.

But they then suffered a dramatic fade-out in the last half-hour that certainly leaves more questions than answers about their ability to perform on bigger stages than the Currie Cup ‘B’ Section.

The Pumas, playing in front of their home crowd – which looked sparse in the massive Mbombela Stadium – produced a rousing, passionate comeback and it was the boot of Roos that ensured they came away with a share of the spoils.

Roos kicked with authority throughout, succeeding with all six of his shots at goal, including the conversion from the touchline after the final hooter that secured the draw.

Final Score Pumas (9) 30 EP Kings (17) 30

Scorers

Pumas
Tries: Tiaan Marx, Renaldo Bothma, JW Jonker
Conversions: JC Roos (3)
Penalties: Roos (3)

Kings
Tries: Marcello Sampson, Hannes Franklin, David Bulbring
Conversions: George Whitehead (3)
Penalties: Whitehead (3).

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