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.
Tries: Angelo Esposito (2), Marco Barbini, Cherif Traore
Penalties: Marty Banks (3)
Penalty: Pieter–Steyn de Wet
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
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