PORT ELIZABETH – The Southern Kings produced an outstanding display of defensive rugby at the Madiba Stadium to record a sensational 25-21 victory over Edinburgh in a Pro14 match at the Madiba Stadium on Saturday.
Two tries late in the match gave the home side victory after they had struggled to get their hands on the ball for the majority of the encounter.
It was the Kings that drew first blood when leftwing Bjorn Basson went over for the first try. Fullback Masixole Banda converted (7-0). The visitors hit back almost immediately when centre Chris Dean crossed the try line. Flyhalf Jaco van der Walt succeeded with the conversion (7-7).
The Kings went back into the lead when Banda slotted a penalty (10-7).
The home side used every opportunity that they had and Banda increased his side’s lead when he put another penalty over (13-7).