Kings for a day

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May 15, 2017
Kings for a day

SHARK KILLERS: Kings celebrates

Pat Lambie could have played his final game.

The Kings stunned the Sharks in dramatic fashion as they won 35-32 in Port Elizabeth on Saturday night.

But what a pity that it could be overshadowed as being the occasion that has possibly ended the career of a great talent in Patrick Lambie.

The desperately unlucky 25-year-old has had the most wretched run with injuries, with a number of them involving concussion.

Rugby fans across the country would have felt terrible for the Sharks captain when he banged heads with teammate Rhyno Smith half an hour into the game and left the field for a concussion test shortly after, and did not return.

The match was a wonderful reminder of how much talent is in the Eastern Cape, and how embarrassing it is going to be for Saru should they confirm that the Kings are to be one of the two South African teams culled from Super Rugby.

Apart from a Kings team pack with talent, many of the Sharks players hail from the Eastern Cape.

Centres Lukhanyo Am and Jeremy Ward, wing Lwazi Mvovo and flank Philip van der Walt, while also in the Kings team were Sharks discards in flyhalf Lionel Cronjé, flank Chris Cloete and centre Luzuko Vulindlu.

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