Kings dominated by rampant Lions
Cape Town - The Lions have comprehensively outplayed the Kings in a Super Rugby encounter in Johannesburg, running out 54-10 winners despite playing with 14 men for over 50 minutes.
As it happened: Lions v Kings
The Lions outscored their coastal opponents by eight tries to one with Kwagga Smith (2), Andries Ferreira, Courtnall Skosan, Malcolm Marx, Jacques van Rooyen, Faf De Klerk and Andries Coetzee all crossing for the home side.
Flyhalf Elton Jantjies and Coetzee added 7 conversions between them while the Kings scored a try through Luzuko Vulindlu, converted by flyhalf Pieter-Steyn de Wet, who also slotted a penalty.
The Lions lost hooker Robbie Coetzee in the 30th minute of the match when he received a straight red card after his knee connected with Chris Cloete's head as he charged into a ruck.
Tries: Ferreira, Skosan, Smith (2), Marx, Van Rooyen, De Klerk, Coetzee
Conversions: Jantjies (5), Coetzee (2)
Conversion: De Wet
Penalty: De Wet
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Warren Whiteley (captain), 7 Ruan Ackermann, 6 Kwagga Smith, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Jacques van Rooyen
Substitutes: 16 Malcolm Marx, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Johannes Jonker, 19 Lourens Erasmus, 20 Jaco Kriel, 21 Dillon Smit, 22 Jacques Nel, 23 Anthony Volmink/23 Sylvian Mahuza
15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Alshaun Bock, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tyler Paul, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys (captain), 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Schalk van der Merwe
Substitutes: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18 Mzamo Majola, 19 Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa, 23 Stokkies Hanekom