Cape Town - Italian side Treviso held off a committed Kings team to claim a narrow 36-35 win in their PRO14 clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Kings came into the match high on confidence having finally broken their losing duck with their maiden win of their maiden PRO14 season against the Dragons in their last outing three weeks ago.
And they came agonisingly close to making it back-to-back victories, but fell short in the end.
The result was far closer than the first clash between the two sides back in October when the Kings lost 31-3 in Italy.
The Kings remain bottom of Conference B and will play Munster in their next match on Friday, April 13 at Outeniqua Park in George.
Tries: Luzuko Vulindlu, Godlen Masimla, Ruaan
Lerm, penalty try, Berton Klaasen. Conversions: Kurt Coleman
(2), Masixole Banda (2).
Tries: Tomas Baravalle, Marco Barbini, Marty Banks, Tommaso Iannone, Braam Steyn
Conversions: Marty Banks (4)
15 Masixole Banda, 14 Michael Makase, 13
Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9
Godlen Masimla, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Martinus Burger, 6 Andisa Ntsila, 5
Bobby de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1
Schalk Ferreira (captain)
Substitutes: 16 Tango Balekile, 17 Johan Smith, 18 Luvuyo Pupuma, 19
Lubabalo Mtyanda, 20 Lusanda Badiyana, 21 Rowan Gouws, 22 Martin du
Toit, 23 Jacques Nel
15 Jayden Hayward, 14 Luca Sperandio, 13
Tommaso Iannone, 12 Alberto Sgarbi (captain), 11 Monty Ioane, 10 Marty Banks, 9
Tito Tebaldi, 8 Robert Barbieri, 7 Braam Steyn, 6 Marco Barbini, 5 Irné
Herbst, 4 Federico Ruzza, 3 Matteo Zanusso, 2 Tomas Baravalle, 1
Substitutes: 16 Hame Faiva, 17 Nicola Quaglio, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Marco
Lazzaroni, 20 Nasi Manu, 21 Ignacio Brex, 22 Michael Tagicakibau, 23