Southern Kings take ninth defeat

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The Southern Kings suffered their ninth defeat of the season when they went down 30-34 to Conference leaders, the Scarlets of Wales.

The Kings have now suffered nine losses in a row, with the Scarlets registering their ninth win of the season.

It was heart breaking for the home side to see their team lose, after they led 16-10 at half-time.

This fixture pitted the Conference B leaders the Scarlets against the whipping boys in their pool, the Southern Kings.

The last time the two teams met the Welsh side emerged 57-10 winners in September.

The Scarlets have won eight out of eight matches, with the Southern Kings still winless after eight matches.

The visitors got their first try of the match through Tadhg Beirne just after five minutes on the clock, but it did not take long for Michael Makase to respond with a try for the homeside five minutes later.

Yaw Penxwe put the Kings ahead when he scored another try a few minutes later.

The Kings enjoyed a six point lead at the break after two penalties from Oliver Zono.

Martin Du Toit got the third try for the Kings in the beginning of the second half, to give the home side some breathing space.

The Scarlets fought back and were rewarded with their second try of the match through Ioan Nicholas.

Then seven minutes later Werner Kruger got another try for the visitors to the disappointment of the home crowd, but the Scarlets slender lead was overturned after a try by Berton Klaasen.

The Conference B leaders never say die attitude saw them scoring another try, this time through Dan Jones to ensure their win – the final score 30-34.