Cape Town - The Southern Kings started their pre-season off on a winning note but had to come from behind to beat the SWD Eagles 22-16 in a match played in George on Friday.
The Kings, who trailed by 13-12 at half-time, scored two tries in the match through winger Michael Makashe and fullback Jurgen Visser. They were also awarded a penalty try.
According to Rugby365.com, the troubled Super Rugby franchise will be happy with their afternoon's work after spending much time in possession and dominating at scrum time.
Try: Christo Du Plessis
Conversion: Leegan Moos
Penalty: Leegan Moos
Tries: Michael Makashe, Penalty try, Jurgen Visser
Conversion: Elgar Watts, Theuns Kotze
Penalty: Theuns Kotze
15 Jacquin Jansen, 14 Charles Radebe, 13 Wilneth Engelbrecht, 12 Martin du Toit (captain), 11 Hentzwill Pedro, 10 Leegan Moos, 9 Johan Steyn, 8 Christo du Plessis, 7 Dvon Raubenheimer, 6 Buran Parks, 5 Grant Le Roux, 4 Peet van der Walt 3 Dean Hopp, 2 Mark Pretorius, 1 Juandre Digue.
Kurt Haupt, Mzo Dyantyi, Brianton Booysen, Dillon Snell, Layle Delo, Creswin Josephs, Pieter Stemmet, Fizel Fredericks, Bredni Bestenbier, Clint Wagman, Eben Davids, Daniel Roberts, Lyndon Hartnick, Lenesteyo Nomdo, Gerswin Muller, Joseph Fortuin, Devron Jansen, Jurgen Schoeman, Marco Kruger, Wayne Khan.
15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Luzuko Vulundlu, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Michael Makashe, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Steven Sykes (captain), 4 Schalk Oelofse, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Vukile Sofisa, Martin Bezuidenhout, Tom Botha, Tazz Fuzanie, JC Astle, Cornell Hess, CJ Velleman, Stephan Willemse, Junior Pokemela, Leighton Eksteen, James Hall, Theuns Kotze, Shane Gates, Siyanda Grey, JP Jonck.