Western Province made it five wins from five in the Currie Cup as they hammered the Eastern Province Kings 49-14 at Newlands on Friday.
Western Province made it five wins from five in the Currie Cup as they demolished the EP Kings 49-14 at Newlands in Cape Town on Friday.
Seven tries were scored by a rampant WP, with man-of-the-match Siya Kolisi again impressing alongside Nizaam Carr in the hosts back-row.
Captain Juan de Jongh opened the scoring in the tenth minute before Demetri Catrakilis added the first of his five successful conversions on the day.
It took just six minutes for Western Province to double their account when Kolisi was at the back of a line-out drive that led to Catrakilis' extras.
The hosts were cruising with a quarter of the game gone as De Jongh's second of the night had the Kings thinking how they would recover.
But recover they did when flanker Paul Schoeman crashed over to make it 21-7 at the turnaround.
Livewire Cheslin Kolbe restored normal service in the 47th minute when he raced over from 25 metres out and after Kobus van Wyk's opportunistic try before the hour, it was now 35-7.
This came after Rynhardt Elstadt was binned but he made amends while EP King David Bulbring was having a spell of his own, the Western Province lock scoring to make it 42-7.
Kolisi would claim a brace before the end but in the final play of the game a lovely break from replacement Kings prop CJ van der Linde led to outside centre Tim Whitehead having the final say for the visitors, who remain winless in 2014 while Western Province march on.
For Western Province:
Tries: De Jongh 2, Kolisi 2, Kolbe, Van Wyk, Elstadt
Con: Catrakilis 5, Coleman 2
For EP Kings:
Tries: Schoeman, T Whitehead
Con: Van Breda 2
Western Province: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (c), 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Pat Howard, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Replacements: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Manuel Carizza, 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Justin Geduld.
Eastern Province Kings: 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Ronnie Cooke, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Dwayne Jenner, 11 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Kevin Luiters, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Paul Schoeman, 6 Shaun MacDonald, 5 Steven Sykes (c), 4 David Bulbring, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Replacments: 16 Mike van Vuuren, 17 CJ Van der Linde, 18 Thembelani Bholi, 19 Stefan Willemse, 20 Tobie Botes, 21 Shane Gates, 22 Siyanda Grey.
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Marc van Zyl
TMO: Shaun Veldsman