Cape Town - Munster survived an almighty scare from the Kings to eventually claim a bonus-point win in their PRO14 clash at Outeniqua Park in George on Saturday.
Munster won 39-22 after trailing 15-12 at half-time.
Munster, coached by former Springbok assistant Johann van Graan and captained by SA-born Irish star CJ Stander, grew stronger and stronger in the second half to eventually run in six tries and record their first ever victory in South Africa.
The victory consolidated Munster's second-spot in Conference A.
Only the top three teams in each
conference qualify for the six-team playoffs, which include two
The Kings, despite a valiant effort, recorded their 18th defeat in 19 matches in this, their maiden PRO14 campaign.
In their next match, Munster will travel to Bloemfontein to play the Cheetahs (Friday, April 13 at 19:35), while the Kings welcome the Cardiff Blues to Port Elizabeth (Saturday, April 14 at 19:35).
Tries: Andisa Ntsila, Stephan Greeff, Michael Makase
Tries: Niall Scannell, Calvin Nash, CJ Stander, Dan Goggin, Rhys Marshall,
Conversions: Ian Keatley (3)
15 Masixole Banda, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Jacques Nel, 12 Berton Klaasen, 11 Yaw
Penxe, 10 Martin du Toit, 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 Alandre Van Rooyen, 17 Justin Forwood, 18 Luvuyo Pupuma, 19 Lubabalo
Mtyanda, 20 Lusanda Badiyana, 21 Rudi Van Rooyen, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa, 23 Luzuko
15 JJ Hanrahan, 14 Calvin Nash, 13 Dan Goggin, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Alex
Wootton, 10 Ian Keatley, 9 James Hart, 8 CJ Stander (captain), 7 Conor Oliver, 6 Dave
O’Callaghan, 5 Gerbrandt Grobler, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 John Ryan, 2 Niall Scannell,
1 James Cronin
Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 David Kilcoyne, 18 Brian Scott, 19 Billy Holland, 20
Jack O’Donoghue, 21 Jack Stafford, 22 Stephen Fitzgerald, 23 Robin Copeland