Historic win for Southern Kings

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Flyhalf Lionel Cronje kicked a last minute penalty to steer the Southern Kings to a historic 31-30 win over the Vodacom Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria Saturday 8 July.

The Kings clinched their second successive triumph on the road in Pretoria thanks to the winning penalty by Cronje, who kicked 21 points in total. Last week the Eastern Cape team defeated the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

Makazole Mapimpi, Cronje and Malcolm Jaer were the try scorers, while the Vodacom Bulls’ tries were scored through Jason Jenkins, Duncan Matthews and Jaco Visagie.

Visagie’s converted try put the Pretoria team in the lead towards the end, however, it was the winning kick by Cronje that clinched a remarkable comeback win for the Kings.

Vodacom Bulls 30, Southern Kings 31

Scorers

Vodacom Bulls 30 – Tries: Jason Jenkins, Duncan Mathews, Jaco Visagie; Conversions: Tian Schoeman (3); Penalties: Schoeman (3).

Southern Kings 31 – Tries: Makazole Mapimpi, Lionel Cronje, Malcolm Jaer; Conversions: Cronje (2); Penalties: Cronje (2); Drop goal: Cronje.

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