The Isuzu Southern Kings got their first win of this years PRO14 after beating the Glasgow Warriors 38-28 earning a bonus point as well.

With three losses so far in the PRO14 the Kings needed to step up at home against Glasgow and they did that in the first half scoring three unanswered tries.

Their defence which has been poor so far this season was brilliant in that first half even when they had to play with a man in the bin.

The Kings looked good on attack and breaking the Warriors gain-line with ease in that first half.

The Kings was also dominating the breakdown and made a few turnovers at crucial times.

Game management from this team was great from the Kings interaction between the players being great.

The first half tries was scored by Penxe, Du Toit (2), and Van Rooyen with Banda knocking them all over for the extras.

With a penalty just before halftime gave them a 24-0 lead at the break.

The second half was always going to be difficult but they kept the defence up and scoring tries. Glasgow got their noses over the try line after the Kings gave another yellow card away and manage to score four tries in that second half to earn a well deserved bonus point.

It was a really good win for the Kings and hopefully this will give them the believe to go even better now.



Kings Glasgow


Tries: Tries:
Penxe, Du Toit(2), Van Rooyen, Klaasen Grigg, Van der Merwe(2), Brown
Penalties Penalties
Banda none
Cons Cons
Banda(5) Horne(4)



  1. So the useless EC team totally outplay Glasgow who has not lost so far…..for those always have so much to say about Kings I suggest you go and watch how good this team played.

  2. @Jacques:

    So winning one game in the last gazillion mean they are now beyond criticism… much like the Boks after another gees win?

  3. R144million in development taken away from the unions that most need it for the Kings and Cheetahs to be the Pro14’s whipping boys.

    No wonder SARU is technically bankrupt. Over R1billion turnover yet a net loss of R33million and no consequence. Chumps…

  4. @bryce_in_oz: Glass is always half empty I see…. One off Boks win, ye the same test you said we will never win and who many have done so in the last ten years in NZ and how many have scored five tries against them in the last ten years?

    I understand that size, SARU, Bokke and Kings will never be able to convince you like the midgets Sevens side who has now won two championship in a row

    @bryce_in_oz: SARU is moving in the right direction in my view in reducing the amount of professional players but I am sure you will disagree.

    All can not be professional…

  5. @Jacques:

    Schalk Burger: Making a loss on over a R1 billion turnover is just bad management and that is where all the problems started. We are so arrogant with regards to our decision-making, yet SA Rugby cry like babies about the net loss of R33 million they suffered in 2017. (Furthermore, the SA Rugby Group, which includes the governing body’s subsidiaries, suffered a net loss of R62 million). I feel the financial losses are only going to get worse because they aren’t going to lay off any jobs at their ivory tower. SA Rugby is technically bankrupt, so how could they go and spend R144 million on the Cheetahs and Kings to compete in the PRO14 and then subtract that money from the unions that most need it for development? How can you ever take a decision like that? The incumbents have to be held accountable for the loss in revenue and what they have done to local competitions. One thousand people watching Western Province in a Currie Cup match is ridiculous. Never in the history of rugby has South Africa had such a diabolical competition structure as this year. The powers that be keep blaming it on money issues, but they haven’t done the marketing and all the right things. The administrators at SA Rugby aren’t politicians and are appointed to look after the sport. Who is leading South African rugby and where are we going? Top South African players aren’t only leaving for an improved paycheck abroad (there are approximately 350 South African rugby players overseas) they are also ‘gatvol’ of the management, who I believe have missed every rule in the book. Everything points back to SA rugby, but who has ever had the guts to stand up to them and say: “Listen, for the sake of the game the whole SA Rugby executive should resign.” On behalf of every person that loves rugby as much as I do, they should all resign because if you look at their record over the last three years it’s been abysmal. To me it’s about rugby, but to them it’s self-enrichment.

  6. 144M is 70M per club. I got no problem with them spending that on the Kings. Where you think the future black talent is most likely to come from?

    This area is a goldmine of talent for SA rugby, but there is v little wealth. Compare this to Cape Town, joburg and Pretoria where people can and still afford to pay ticket prices and where the big test matches are still held. The established unions should be self-sufficient – but I would def spend 10% of turnover on the Kings.

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