2012 Eastern Province Kings season

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2012 Eastern Province Kings season
Team Information
Stadium Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
CEO Anele Pamba
Director of Rugby Alan Solomons
Coach Alan Solomons (Vodacom Cup)
Matt Sexton (Currie Cup)
Captain Luke Watson
Currie Cup First Division
Rank 1st
Champions
Record Won 14, Drew 2
Top points scorer George Whitehead (142)
Top try scorer Luke Watson (12)
Vodacom Cup (South)
Rank 3rd (South)
Lost in Quarter Finals
Record Won 5, Lost 3
Top points scorer Justin van Staden (66)
Top try scorers Scott van Breda (4)
Other seasons
Previous season ← 2011
Next season 2013 →

In 2012, the Eastern Province Kings participated in the Currie Cup First Division and the Vodacom Cup. As part of the Southern Kings franchise, a number of players also participated in friendlies for this franchise.

Chronological list of events[edit]

  • 19 January 2012: Former captain and Springbok De Wet Barry announces his retirement from playing, but will stay on at the Kings as a defensive coach.[2]
  • 31 January 2012: Scrum-half Dustin Jinka also joins the Kings on a trial basis. All three trialists are named on the subs bench for the game against the Bulls.[4]
  • 29 March 2012: Prop Wayne Swart joins the Kings until the end of the season.[9]
  • 12 April 2012: It is announced that Matt Sexton will join the Kings as Head Coach on 15 July, with Brad Mooar joining as a specialist skills coach.[10]
  • 27 October 2012: Tiger Mangweni wins the EP Kings Player of the Year award at the Kings awards banquet in Port Elizabeth, as well as the Most Valuable Player award. Winger Paul Perez won the Media Player of the Year award and the Try of the Year award for his try against the Griffons. The Rookie of the Year award went to Cornell du Preez, the Under-21 Player of the Year award to Shane Gates and the Most Promising Player award went to Rynier Bernardo.[31]
  • 27 November 2012: Despite not being named in the initial training group, Director of Rugby Alan Solomons confirms that Kenyan loose-forward Daniel Adongo will also join up with the team.[41]

Players[edit]

Player Movements[edit]

Before the 2012 Vodacom Cup season[edit]

Before the 2012 Vodacom Cup season
In/Out Position Player Name From/To
In PR Dexter Fahey NMMU Madibaz
In PR Lizo Gqoboka Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In PR Elrich Kock Eastern Province Kings Academy
In PR Thabiso Mngomezulu Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In PR Brenden Olivier Eastern Province Kings Academy
In PR Wayne Swart Golden Lions[9]
In LK Rynier Bernardo Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In LK David Bulbring Golden Lions[44]
In LK Johan Snyman Golden Lions[44]
In FL Thembelani Bholi Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In N8 Cornell du Preez Leopards[44]
In N8 Siya Mangaliso Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In SH Reynier van Rooyen Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In FH Shane Gates Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In FH Andile Witbooi Eastern Province Kings Academy[44]
In CE Steven Hansel Eastern Province Kings Academy
In WG Kieran Goss Sharks Academy
In WG Jongi Nokwe Free State Cheetahs
In FB Scott van Breda Eastern Province Kings Academy
In FB Justin van Staden Pumas U21
Out PR Phumlani Nodikida Released
Out PR Ronnie Uys RC Narbonne[45][46]
Out PR Riaan Vermeulen Released
Out HK Jaco Fourie Released
Out LK Nolan Clark Boland Cavaliers
Out LK Rory Duncan Retired[47]
Out LK Ross Kennedy Crusaders[48]
Out SH Boela Abrahams Maties[49]
Out SH Jacques Coetzee Griquas[50]
Out SH Marlon Lewis Despatch Rugby Club[51]
Out FH Jaco van Schalkwyk Despatch Rugby Club[51]
Out CE De Wet Barry Retired[2]
Out WG Milo Nqoro Released
Short-term deals
In/Out Position Player Name From/To
In PR Kevin Buys Golden Lions[8] (trial)
In PR Zane Killian Falcons[4] (loan)
In SH Dustin Jinka Blue Bulls[4] (trial)
In FH Earl Rose Griquas[3] (trial)
In CE Brian Skosana Sydney Roosters[8] (trial)
Out PR Zane Killian Falcons[6] (loan finished)
Out SH Dustin Jinka Released[7] (trial finished)
Out FH Earl Rose Released[7] (trial finished)
Out WG Paul Perez Samoa sevens team

Before the 2012 Currie Cup season[edit]

Before the 2012 Currie Cup season
In/Out Position Player Name From/To
In PR Charl du Plessis Boland Cavaliers[16]
In PR Schalk Ferreira Western Province[19]
In FL Thabo Mamojele Leopards[21]
In FL Wimpie van der Walt Italy San Gregorio[20]
In SH Scott Mathie England Sale Sharks[15]
In FH Wesley Dunlop Blue Bulls[16]
In WG Michael Killian Lions[18]
In WG Shakes Soyizwapi Eastern Province Kings Academy
Out FH Monty Dumond Despatch Rugby Club[52]

After the 2012 Currie Cup season[edit]

After the 2012 Currie Cup season
In/Out Position Player Name From/To
In PR Ross Geldenhuys Free State Cheetahs
In PR Eusebio Guiñazú Wales Toulouse[35]
In HK Bandise Maku Golden Lions[27]
In HK Edgar Marutlulle Leopards[35]
In LK Samora Fihlani Border Bulldogs[24]
In LK Steven Sykes Sharks[25]
In SH Nicolás Vergallo Wales Toulouse[27]
In SH Shaun Venter Pumas[34]
In FH Demetri Catrakilis Western Province[22]
In CE Waylon Murray Lions
In CE Andries Strauss Cheetahs[26]
In FB Ntabeni Dukisa Border Bulldogs[24]
In FB Hadleigh Parkes New Zealand Blues[27]
Out PR Clint Newland Released[33]
Out PR André Schlechter Released[33]
Out HK Frank Herne Pumas[28]
Out LK Johan Snyman Wales Scarlets[23]
Out SH Danie Faasen UP Tuks
Out FH Louis Strydom Griffons[32]
Out WG Jongi Nokwe Free State Cheetahs[37]

Movement matrix[edit]

This is a list of transfers involving Eastern Province Kings players between the end of the 2011 Currie Cup First Division and the end of the 2012 Currie Cup First Division.

Players listed are all players that were included in a 22-man matchday squad at any during the season.

(did not play) denotes that a player did not play at all during one of the two seasons due to injury or non-selection. These players are included to indicate they remained attached to the team.

Players might be used in different positions, but will be listed in their most common positions during the two seasons.

Eastern Province Kings transfers 2011/12
Pos 2011 Currie Cup Movements 2012 Vodacom Cup Movements 2012 Currie Cup
PR Jaco Engels
Sphephelo Mayaba (did not play)
Thabiso Mngomezulu (did not play)
Clint Newland
Phumlani Nodikida (did not play)
André Schlechter
Ronnie Uys
Riaan Vermeulen
Substituted in Kevin Buys (from Golden Lions)[8]
Substituted in Dexter Fahey (from NMMU Madibaz)
Substituted in Lizo Gqoboka (from EP Kings Academy)[44]
Substituted in Elrich Kock (from EP Kings Academy)
Substituted in Brenden Olivier (from EP Kings Academy)
Substituted in Wayne Swart (from Golden Lions)[9]
Substituted off Phumlani Nodikida (released)[53]
Substituted off Ronnie Uys (to France Narbonne)[45][46]
Substituted off Riaan Vermeulen (released)[53]
Kevin Buys
Jaco Engels
Dexter Fahey
Lizo Gqoboka
Elrich Kock
Sphephelo Mayaba (did not play)
Thabiso Mngomezulu (did not play)
Clint Newland
Brenden Olivier
André Schlechter
Wayne Swart
Substituted in Charl du Plessis (from Boland Cavaliers)
Substituted in Schalk Ferreira (on trial from Western Province)[19]
Substituted off Dexter Fahey (not included in squad)
Substituted off Elrich Kock (not included in squad)
Substituted off Sphephelo Mayaba (not included in squad)
Substituted off Thabiso Mngomezulu (not included in squad)
Substituted off Brenden Olivier (not included in squad)
Kevin Buys (did not play)
Charl du Plessis
Jaco Engels
Schalk Ferreira (trial)
Lizo Gqoboka
Clint Newland
André Schlechter
Wayne Swart (did not play)
HK Bobby Dyer
Jaco Fourie (did not play)
Hannes Franklin
Frank Herne
Substituted off Jaco Fourie (released)[53] Bobby Dyer
Hannes Franklin
Frank Herne
Bobby Dyer
Hannes Franklin
Frank Herne
LK Nolan Clark (did not play)
Rory Duncan (did not play)
Ross Kennedy
Darron Nell
Barend Pieterse
Wayne van Heerden
Substituted in Rynier Bernardo (from EP Kings Academy)[44]
Substituted in David Bulbring (from Golden Lions)[44]
Substituted in Johan Snyman (from Golden Lions)[44]
Substituted off Nolan Clark (to Boland Cavaliers)[54]
Substituted off Rory Duncan (retired)[47]
Substituted off Ross Kennedy (to New Zealand Crusaders)[48]
Rynier Bernardo
David Bulbring
Darron Nell
Barend Pieterse (did not play)
Johan Snyman
Wayne van Heerden
Rynier Bernardo
David Bulbring
Darron Nell
Barend Pieterse (did not play)
Johan Snyman (did not play)
Wayne van Heerden
FL Boetie Britz
Mpho Mbiyozo
Devin Oosthuizen
Jacques Potgieter
Substituted in Cornell du Preez (from Leopards)[44]
Substituted off Jacques Potgieter (to Blue Bulls)[55]
Boetie Britz
Cornell du Preez
Mpho Mbiyozo
Devin Oosthuizen
Substituted in Thabo Mamojele (from Leopards)[21]
Substituted in Wimpie van der Walt (from Italy San Gregorio)[20]
Boetie Britz
Cornell du Preez
Thabo Mamojele
Mpho Mbiyozo
Devin Oosthuizen
Wimpie van der Walt
N8 Jacques Engelbrecht
Luke Watson
Substituted in Thembelani Bholi (from EP Kings Academy)[44] Thembelani Bholi (did not play)
Jacques Engelbrecht
Luke Watson (did not play)
Thembelani Bholi (did not play)
Jacques Engelbrecht
Luke Watson
SH Boela Abrahams
Jacques Coetzee
Danie Faasen
Marlon Lewis (did not play)
Gerrie Odendaal (did not play)
Falie Oelschig
Substituted in Reynier van Rooyen (from EP Kings Academy)[44]
Substituted off Jacques Coetzee (to Griquas)[50]
Substituted off Marlon Lewis (released)[53]
Substituted off Gerrie Odendaal (retired)[53]
Boela Abrahams
Danie Faasen
Falie Oelschig
Reynier van Rooyen
Substituted in Scott Mathie (from England Sale Sharks)[15] Boela Abrahams (did not play)
Danie Faasen
Scott Mathie
Falie Oelschig
Reynier van Rooyen
FH Monty Dumond (out on loan)
Shane Gates (not in squad)
Louis Strydom
Jaco van Schalkwyk
George Whitehead
Substituted in Justin van Staden (from Pumas Academy)
Substituted off Jaco van Schalkwyk (released)[53]
Monty Dumond
Shane Gates
Louis Strydom (did not play)
Justin van Staden
George Whitehead (not in squad)
Substituted in Wesley Dunlop (from Blue Bulls)[16]
Substituted off Monty Dumond (released)[14]
Wesley Dunlop
Shane Gates
Louis Strydom (did not play)
Justin van Staden (did not play)
George Whitehead
CE De Wet Barry (did not play)
Jaco Bekker
Siyanda Grey
Morgan Newman (loan)
Wayne Stevens
Matthew Tayler-Smith
Substituted in Steven Hansel (from EP Kings Academy)
Substituted in Foxy Ntleki (from EP Kings Academy)
Substituted in Scott van Breda (from EP Kings Academy)
Substituted off De Wet Barry (retired)
Substituted off Morgan Newman (loan finished)
Jaco Bekker (did not play)
Siyanda Grey (did not play)
Steven Hansel
Foxy Ntleki
Wayne Stevens
Matthew Tayler-Smith
Scott van Breda
Substituted off Jaco Bekker (not included in squad)
Substituted off Steven Hansel (not included in squad)
Siyanda Grey
Foxy Ntleki
Wayne Stevens
Matthew Tayler-Smith (did not play)
Scott van Breda
WG Joe Breytenbach (trial)
Norman Nelson
Milo Nqoro (did not play)
Paul Perez (did not play)
Marcello Sampson
Andile Witbooi
Substituted in Jongi Nokwe (from Free State Cheetahs)
Substituted off Joe Breytenbach (trial finished)
Substituted off Milo Nqoro (released)[53]
Norman Nelson
Jongi Nokwe
Paul Perez (not in squad)
Marcello Sampson
Andile Witbooi
Substituted in Michael Killian (from Lions)[56] Michael Killian
Norman Nelson
Jongi Nokwe
Paul Perez
Marcello Sampson
Shakes Soyizwapi
Andile Witbooi (did not play)
FB Tiger Mangweni
SP Marais
Mzwandile Stick
Substituted in Kieran Goss (from Sharks Academy) Kieran Goss
Tiger Mangweni
SP Marais
Mzwandile Stick (did not play)
Substituted off Kieran Goss (not included in squad) Tiger Mangweni
SP Marais
Mzwandile Stick (did not play)

Vodacom Cup[edit]

Log[edit]

2012 Vodacom Cup Southern Section Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Western Province 7 7 0 0 220 130 +90 24 11 4 0 32
2 Sharks XV 7 5 0 2 223 138 +85 25 14 4 2 26
3 Eastern Province Kings 7 5 0 2 209 178 +31 21 17 3 1 24
4 Pampas XV 7 4 0 3 216 181 +35 23 20 3 2 21
5 Boland Cavaliers 7 4 0 3 217 225 -8 27 25 3 2 21
6 Free State XV 7 2 0 5 211 259 -48 28 29 5 1 14
7 Border Bulldogs 7 1 0 6 165 271 -106 17 38 2 1 7
8 SWD Eagles 7 0 0 7 176 255 -79 23 34 3 3 6
The top 4 teams qualified for the Quarter Finals.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Fixtures and Results[edit]

Player Statistics[edit]

The following table shows players statistics for the 2012 Vodacom Cup season:

Player Statistics - 2012 Vodacom Cup
Player Starts Used Sub Unused Sub Points Tries Cons Pens DGs YC RC
Kevin Buys 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jaco Engels 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dexter Fahey 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lizo Gqoboka 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Elrich Kock 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Clint Newland 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brenden Olivier 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
André Schlechter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wayne Swart 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bobby Dyer 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hannes Franklin 8 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Frank Herne 0 7 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rynier Bernardo 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Bulbring 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Darron Nell 7 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Johan Snyman 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wayne van Heerden 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Boetie Britz 7 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 0
Mpho Mbiyozo 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Devin Oosthuizen 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Cornell du Preez 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jacques Engelbrecht 8 0 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0
Boela Abrahams 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danie Faasen 5 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Falie Oelschig 3 2 0 34 0 5 8 0 0 0
Reynier van Rooyen 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Shane Gates 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
Steven Hansel 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Foxy Ntleki 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wayne Stevens 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Matthew Tayler-Smith 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scott van Breda 8 0 0 38 4 0 6 0 0 0
Norman Nelson 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jongi Nokwe 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Marcello Sampson 7 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Andile Witbooi 4 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 0
Kieran Goss 4 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tiger Mangweni 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SP Marais 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Justin van Staden 5 2 1 66 0 6 17 1 1 0

Currie Cup[edit]

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2012 Currie Cup First Division Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Eastern Province Kings 14 12 2 0 515 246 +269 64 27 10 0 62
2 Pumas 14 9 2 3 525 365 +160 64 46 9 1 50
3 Griffons 14 9 0 5 476 491 −15 65 70 10 2 48
4 Leopards 14 8 0 6 511 449 +62 66 51 10 2 44
5 SWD Eagles 14 8 1 5 473 445 +28 60 56 8 1 43
6 Boland Cavaliers 14 3 2 9 466 487 −21 63 67 8 6 30
7 Falcons 14 3 1 10 393 598 −205 56 82 7 2 23
8 Border Bulldogs 14 0 0 14 315 593 −288 41 80 6 5 11
The top team qualified to the Promotion Play-Offs.
The top 4 teams qualified for the Title Play-Off Semi-Final games.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match


Fixtures and Results[edit]

Player Statistics[edit]

The following table shows players statistics for the 2012 Currie Cup First Division season (including promotion/relegation games):

Player Statistics - 2012 Currie Cup First Division
Player Starts Used Sub Unused Sub Points Tries Cons Pens DGs YC RC
Charl du Plessis 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Jaco Engels 7 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Schalk Ferreira 11 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Lizo Gqoboka 1 5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Clint Newland 13 0 0 15 3 0 0 0 1 0
André Schlechter 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bobby Dyer 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hannes Franklin 16 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
Frank Herne 1 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rynier Bernardo 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
David Bulbring 16 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
Darron Nell 11 2 0 5 1 0 0 0 1 0
Wayne van Heerden 5 10 3 10 2 0 0 0 0 0
Boetie Britz 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Thabo Mamojele 4 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Mpho Mbiyozo 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Devin Oosthuizen 7 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Wimpie van der Walt 14 3 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 0
Luke Watson 7 0 0 60 12 0 0 0 0 0
Cornell du Preez 16 0 0 45 9 0 0 0 0 0
Jacques Engelbrecht 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Danie Faasen 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scott Mathie 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Falie Oelschig 11 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Reynier van Rooyen 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wesley Dunlop 6 11 1 114 3 27 15 0 0 0
George Whitehead 12 5 0 152 4 33 22 0 0 0
Shane Gates 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Siyanda Grey 1 4 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Tiger Mangweni 15 1 0 25 5 0 0 0 0 0
Foxy Ntleki 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wayne Stevens 14 2 0 15 3 0 0 0 0 0
Scott van Breda 4 7 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Killian 10 0 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Norman Nelson 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Jongi Nokwe 3 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
Paul Perez 11 0 0 25 5 0 0 0 0 1
Marcello Sampson 11 0 0 25 5 0 0 0 0 0
Shakes Soyizwapi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
SP Marais 16 0 0 30 6 0 0 0 0 0
Penalty try - - - 10 2 - - - - -

Other[edit]

In addition to the Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup, the Eastern Province Kings also played one first class match against a South African Students side:[57][58]

The following players appeared in the match:[58]

Under-21 Provincial Championship[edit]

Log[edit]

2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship Division B Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Eastern Province Kings 6 6 0 0 295 76 +219 40 8 5 0 29
2 SWD Eagles 6 4 0 2 179 123 +56 19 13 3 1 20
3 Pumas 6 3 1 2 143 171 −28 19 21 3 1 18
4 Griquas 6 3 0 3 154 140 +14 20 13 3 2 17
5 Falcons 6 3 1 2 157 195 −38 19 28 3 0 17
6 Boland Cavaliers 6 1 0 5 111 194 −83 12 26 2 2 8
7 Griffons 6 0 0 6 123 263 −140 17 37 2 2 4
The top 4 teams qualified for the Semi-Finals.
The title play-off winner play in a promotion play-off game.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Fixtures and Results[edit]

Players[edit]

The following players played during the 2012 Under-21 Provincial Championship Division B season:

Under-19 Provincial Championship[edit]

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2012 Under-19 Provincial Championship Division B Table

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Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Eastern Province Kings 6 5 0 1 194 120 +74 29 15 5 0 25
2 Border Bulldogs 6 4 0 2 225 151 +74 31 19 5 1 22
3 Falcons 6 4 0 2 191 165 +26 25 21 4 1 21
4 Griquas 6 4 0 2 163 183 −20 17 26 2 0 18
5 Griffons 6 3 0 3 163 175 −12 21 25 4 1 17
6 Pumas 6 1 0 5 105 193 −88 16 24 1 2 7
7 Boland Cavaliers 6 0 0 6 115 169 −54 16 25 1 2 3
The top 4 teams qualified for the Semi-Finals.
The title play-off winner play in a promotion play-off game.

Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

Fixtures and Results[edit]

Players[edit]

The following players played during the 2012 Under-19 Provincial Championship Division B season:

Southern Kings[edit]

Fixtures and Results[edit]

The Southern Kings played in several pre-season friendlies against other Super Rugby franchises.

Awards[edit]

SARU Awards[edit]

The Kings received the following nominations for the SARU awards:[59]

Award Nominee Result
Team of the Year Eastern Province Kings Nominated
Coach of the Year Alan Solomons Nominated
Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year Paul Perez Nominated
Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year Luke Watson Nominated

EP Kings Awards[edit]

The following awards were given to players for the 2012 season:[31]

Award Player
Player of the Year Tiger Mangweni
Media Player of the Year Paul Perez
Most Valuable Player Tiger Mangweni
Try of the Year Paul Perez (v Griffons)
Rookie of the Year Cornell du Preez
Most Promising Player Rynier Bernardo
U21 Player of the Year Shane Gates
U19 Player of the Year Lihleli Xoli

See also[edit]

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