Waratahs hand Kings PE hiding
Garrin Lambley - Sport24 Editor
Cape Town - The Waratahs have handed the Kings a Super Rugby lesson in their clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
The Waratahs won 72-10 after leading 46-10 at half-time.
The Waratahs scored 11 tries through wings Cam Crawford (3) and Peter Betham (2), fullback Israel Folau, lock Kane Douglas, flanks Michael Hooper and Dave Dennis, and replacement backs Ben Volavola and Tom Kingston. Scrumhalf Brendan McKibbin landed five conversions and a penalty, while replacement Matt Lucas added two conversions.GALLERY: Super Rugby - Week 12
The Kings replied with a try by wing Sergeal Petersen and a conversion and penalty by flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis.
The Waratahs picked up a full-house of five points for their victory, but stayed third in the Australian Conference
, They did however move up to eighth in the Overall standings
The Kings left empty-handed and remained bottom of the South African Conference
and 14th in the Overall log
In next weekend's Round 13 action, the Waratahs host the Stormers in Sydney (Saturday, May 11 at 11:40), while the Kings host the Highlanders in Port Elizabeth (Saturday, May 11 at 17:05).
15. George Whitehead, 14. Sergeal Petersen, 13. Ronnie Cooke, 12. Andries Strauss (captain), 11. Siyanda Grey, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Shaun Venter, 8. Jacques Engelbrecht, 7. Wimpie van der Walt, 6. Cornell du Preez, 5. Rynier Bernado, 4. Steven Sykes, 3. Kevin Buys, 2. Bandise Maku, 1. Schalk Ferreira
Substitutes: 16. Virgile Lacombe, 17. Grant Kemp, 18. David Bulbring, 19. Luke Watson, 20. Nicolas Vergallo, 21. Waylon Murray, 22. Siviwe SoyizwapiWaratahs:
15 Israel Folau, 14 Cam Crawford, 13 Adam Ashley-Cooper, 12 Rob Horne, 11 Peter Betham, 10 Bernard Foley, 9 Brendan McKibbin, 8 Wycliff Palu, 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Dave Dennis (captain), 5 Kane Douglas, 4 Sitaleki Timani, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1 Benn Robinson
Substitutes: 16 John Ulugia, 17 Paddy Ryan, 18 Will Skelton, 19 Mitchell Chapman, 20 Matt Lucas, 21 Ben Volavola, 22 Tom Kingston