Kings break their PRO14 losing streak in PE
Cape Town - The Southern Kings have registered their first win in the PRO14 competition, as they comprehensively defeated the Dragons at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday evening.
The Kings defeated the Welsh club 45-13 after leading 14-13 at half-time.
The Kings, who have gone 16 matches without a win, scored six tries through Masixole Banda, Ruan Lerm, Anthony Volmink, Bobby de Wee and a brace by Luzuko Vulindlu.
All six conversions were landed by flyhalf Kurt Coleman, who also kicked a penalty, to see the home side to victory in front of a pleased Port Elizabeth crowd.
The Dragons side replied with a sole try through Dorian Jones, who slotted the conversion and landed a penalty.
The Kings picked up a welcoming four points for their victory, while the Dragons left empty-handed. The South African outfit however still remain at the bottom of the Conference B standings.
Tries: Luzuko Vulindlu (2), Masixole Banda, Ruan Lerm, Anthonie Volmink, Bobby de Wee
Conversions: Kurt Coleman (6)
Try: Dorian Jones
Penaltiy: Jones (2)
15 Masixole Banda, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Martin du Toit, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5 Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk Ferreira
Substitutes: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Johan Smith, 18 Luvuyo Pupuma, 19 Lindokuhle Welemu, 20 Andries Van Schalkwyk, 21 Godlen Masimla, 22 Kurt Coleman, 23 Jacques Nel
15 Zane Kirchner, 14 Ashton Hewitt, 13 Jarryd Sage, 12 Jack Dixon, 11 Jared Rosser, 10 Dorian Jones, 9 Sarel Pretorius; 1 Sam Hobbs, 2 Liam Belcher, 3 Leon Brown, 4 Joe Davies, 5 Rynard Landman, 6 Harri Keddie, 7 Ollie Griffiths, 8 Lewis Evans
Substitutes: 16 Ellis Shipp, 17 Gerard Ellis, 18 Lloyd Fairbrother, 19 Max Williams, 20 James Benjamin, 21 Dan Babos, 22 Connor Edwards, 23 Rio Dyer