Kings fight back but lose to Benetton

2019-10-26 17:56
Bobby de Wee
Bobby de Wee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Southern Kings have lost their fourth consecutive PRO14 game against Benetton at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo in Treviso, Italy on Saturday.

As it happened | Benetton v Kings

The Italian side won 36-30 after leading 15-9 at half-time.

Benetton scored 5 tries through Angelo Esposito, Ian Keatley, Iliesa Ratuva, Juan Ignacio Brex and Federico Ruzza.

Ian Keatley landed three conversions and a penalty, meanwhile replacement Antonio Rizzi slotted a conversion.

Meanwhile, the South African side put up a fierce fight and scored three tries through Rossouw De Klerk, Christopher Hollis and Bobby de Wee. Elrigh Louw converted two tries with Siya Masuku kicking the final conversion of the game.

Replacement Demetri Catrakilis kicked three penalties with Eastern Cape franchise.

The Kings remain at the bottom of the Conference B standings with only 1 point to their name.

Robbi Kempson's side will now travel to Scotland to take on Glasgow Warriors in their next PRO14 clash in Scotstoun Stadium on Friday, November 1 (21:35 SA time).



Tries: Angelo Esposito, Ian Keatley, Iliesa Ratuva, Juan Ignacio Brex, Federico Ruzza

Conversions: Ian Keatley (3), Antonio Rizzi

Penalties: Keatley


Try: Rossouw De Klerk, Christopher Hollis

Conversion: Elrigh Louw (2), Siya Masuku

Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis (3)



Luca Sperandio, Ratuva Tavuyara, Ignacio Brex, Alberto Sgarbi, Angelo Esposito, Ian Keatley, Dewaldt Duvenage; Federico Zani, Tomas Baravalle, Tiziano Pasquali, Niccolò Cannone, Eli Snyman, Sebastian Negri, Marco Barbini, Toa Halafihi

Substitutes: Engjel Makelara, Cherif Traore, Michele Mancini Parri, Federico Ruzza, Giovanni Pettinelli, Tito Tebaldi, Antonio Rizzi, Marco Zanon


15 Masixole Banda, 14 Christopher Hollis, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Josiah Twum-Boafo, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Juan Schoeman, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 Lusanda Badiyana (captain), 5 Aston Fortuin, 4 Bobby de Wee, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Jacques du Toit, 1 Juan Schoman

Subsitutes: 16 Alandre van Rooyen, 17 Xandre Vos, 18 Rossouw de Klerk, 19 JC Astle, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Erigh Louw, 22 Siya Masuku, 23 Erich Cronje

- Compiled by Lynn Butler

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