The first-ever fixture between the Southern Kings and Benetton Rugby ended in victory for the Italian side when they triumphed 31-3 in a GUINNESSPRO14 championship played at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo in Treviso on Saturday, 7 October.
The Southern Kings returned to their fortress, NMB Stadium, after a disappointing first two rounds against Scarlets, the Pro 12 defending champions, and Connacht which saw them suffer two heavy defeats, 57 – 10 and 32 – 10 respectively.
Southern Kings Head Coach Deon Davids indulged in minimal tinkering to his squad when he, earlier today, announced the 23 players to face up to Leinster in a historic GUINESSPRO14 clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
As a special Women’s Day treat, SA Rugby will be giving away a free ticket to the Springboks’ Castle Lager Rugby Championship Test in Port Elizabeth to every female who buys a ticket at full price tomorrow (Wednesday, 9 Aug).
The Southern Kings silenced the Loftus faithful on Saturday when they beat the three time Super Rugby champions, the Bulls, with a penalty kick on full-time to a clinch a memorable 31 – 30 win in Pretoria.