The Kings and Cheetahs did not manage to get wins over their Irish counter parts on Sunday loosing both their matches.
Southern Kings 31-38 Leinster
Do not know if we need to praise the Kings or criticised them for losing with only seven points after getting four yellow cards in the match.
That is a whole half playing with 14 men and just not good enough.
Leinster came to PE short of their international players but still outscore the Kings six tries to five on Sunday.
The Kings opened the scoring after just two minutes into the match with Yaw Penxe getting over.
Leinster got their first score through Adam Byrne and too the lead from a penalty in the 24th minute.
They never looked like giving away that lead and at the end were good enough for the 7 point win.
For Southern Kings:
Tries: Penxe, Ungerer 2, Mguca, Van Schalkwyk
Cons: Banda 3
Yellow Cards: Greeff, Ferreira, Burger, B Klaasen
Tries: Byrne, Gibson-Park, Leavy, Deegan, B Byrne, Penalty try
Cons: N Reid 3
|Penxe, Ungerer (2), Mguca, Van Schalkwyk||Byrne, Gibson-Park, Leavy, Deegan, B Byrne, Penalty try|
|Banda (3)||N Reid (3)|
Cheetahs 26-30 Munster
A late try from Mike Haley ultimately thwarted a courageous Cheetahs fightback at Free State Stadium on Sunday.
Munster were comfortably in control at the break when Kevin O’Byrne’s try and Bill Johnston’s conversion stretched the Munstermen to a 15-5 lead.
Johnston had opened the scoring with a penalty and Arno Botha’s try had given Munster an 8-0 cushion, but a yellow card for Chris Cloete and Joseph Dweba’s subsequent try had kept the Cheetahs in it.
Liam Coombes scored a try early in the second half, with Johnston converting to give Munster a comfortable 22-5 lead, but the Cheetahs began an epic fightback.
Ox Nche began the fightback with a score, and the free-running Dweba dotted down for a second, with Tian Schoeman proving composed from the tee on both occasions.
And on 65 minutes, Rhyno Smith charged through the Munster defence for a fourth try, with Schoeman converting to give the home side the lead for the first time at 26-22.
Haley’s score, unconverted by substitute Ian Keatley left the match delicately poised at 27-26 with ten to go, and both teams tore into each other in a frantic finish.
But it was Munster centre Rory Scannell who had the final word, with a booming kick to extend the lead to four and take Munster home.
|Dweba (2), Nche, Smith||Botha, O’Byrne, L Coombes, Haley|
|Schoeman (2)||Johnston (2)|