Kings' PRO14 woes continue with Benetton mauling

Cape Town - The Southern Kings are still searching for their first win in the PRO14 after they lost 31-3 to Benetton Treviso in Italy on Saturday evening. 

What will be of particular concern is the fact that the Kings were unable to score a try against one of the weaker teams in the competition. 

Benetton scored four tries in the match with two coming for wing Angelo Esposito, one in each half.

The other tries for the home side came from No 8 Marco Barbini and replacement Cherif Traore who scored the bonus point try at the final whistle. 

Flyhalf Pieter–Steyn de Wet managed a lone penalty for the Kings. 

The Kings now have a break of a couple of weeks before they play Warriors in Scotland on October 27.

Scorers

Benetton

Tries: Angelo Esposito (2), Marco Barbini, Cherif Traore

Penalties: Marty Banks (3)

Southern Kings

Penalty: Pieter–Steyn de Wet

Teams

Benetton: 

15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Angelo Esposito, 13 Ignacio Brex, 12 Alberto Sgarbi, 11 Luca Sperandio, 10 Marty Banks, 9 Tito Tebaldi, 8 Marco Barbini 7 Abraham Steyn, 6 Sebastian Negri, 5 Dean Budd (captain), 4 Marco Lazzaroni, 3 Simone Ferrari, 2 Luca Bigi, 1 Federico Zani

Substitutes: 16 Tomas Baravalle, 17 Cherif Traore, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Marco Fuser, 20 Robert Barbieri, 21 Edoardo Gori, 22 Ian McKinley, 23 Tommaso Benvenuti

Southern Kings

15 Masixole Banda, 14 Sibusiso Sithole, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Pieter–Steyn de Wet, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Dries van Schalkwyk, 7 Jurie van Vuuren, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Martin Dreyer, 2 Michael Willemse (captain), 1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes: 16 Tango Balekile, 17 Rossouw de Klerk, 18 Entienne Swanepoel, 19 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20 Khaya Majola, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Oliver Zono, 23 Berton Klaasen