LIVE – Pro14 – Southern Kings vs Leinster


Update #17

Leinster are given an attacking scrum inside the Kings’ 22m. They manage to crash the ball over the line, however it is held up. the final whistle sounds.

Fulltime: Kings 10-31 Leinster


Update #16

Try for the Southern Kings after a brilliant run, scored by Jacques Nel. Ntabeni Dukisa slots the conversion from in front. Kings 10-31 Leinster


Update #15

Another try for Leinster as Dave Kearney crosses over in the corner off another set move from the lineout. Cathal Marsh misses the conversion from out wide. Kings 3-31 Leinster.


Update #14

Official crowd attendance in the Stadium is reportedly 3,011 people for the first home match of the Pro14.


Update #13

Leinster look like they have scored another try after a brilliant interception and some great counter-attacking rugby, however there was a knock-on in play. Kings 3-26 Leinster


Update #12

The Kings looked rattled as Leinster go over the line through Joey Carbery in the corner. Byrne makes no mistake with the difficult kick. Kings 3-26 Leinster


Update #11

Jack Conin busts his way over the line for Leinster’s third try. Byrne slots the conversion over. Kings 3-19 Leinster


Update #10

Leinster open up scoring in the second half with a well worked try from Rory O’Loughlin. Ross Byrne misses the conversion. Kings 3-12 Leinster


Update #9

The second half is underway.


Update #8

After a nervous near miss after being charged down in their own 22m, the Kings force a knock-on from Leinster. The halftime whistle blows. Kings 3-7 Leinster.


Update #7

The Kings look like scoring after a brilliant backline move, however the final pass goes forward. The scores remain Kings 3-7 Leinster


Update #6

Leinster responds with a try from Noel Reid, who crashes over the line after some good set phases. Ross Byrne adds the extras. Kings 3-7 Leinster


Update #5

The Kings are first on the board through the boot of Masixole Banda after Leinster were penalised for offsides. Kings 3-0 Leinster


Update #4

Pro14 rugby has officially kicked off for the first time in South Africa.


Update #3

Despite travelling without a number of star Irish internationals, Leinster come into the match with a strong side. Losing their captain, Isa Nacewa, as well as Jamison Gibson-Park early in the week due to trouble with visas, Leinster will want to prove that they have the depth to challenge the Kings in South Africa. Leinster will run out as follows:

15. Joey Carbery 14. Adam Byrne 13. Rory O’Loughlin 12. Noel Reid 11. Dave Kearney 10. Ross Byrne 9. Luke McGrath 8. Jack Conan 7. Jordi Murphy 6. Rhys Ruddock 5. James Ryan 4. Ross Molony 3. Andrew Porter 2. Sean Cronin 1. Ed Byrne

16. James Tracy 17. Cian Healy 18. Micheal Bent 19. Mick Kearney 20. Josh va der Flier 21. Nick McCarthy 22. Cathal Marsh 23. Jordan Larmour


Update #2

The Kings have made only a few changes to the team that went down to Connacht last week, most notably in the forwards with Rossouw de Klerk being ruled out. Luvuyo Papuma starts in his place. Another notable absentee is that of Kurt Coleman, who is replaced by Oliver Zono in the starting flyhalf birth. The Kings will run out as follows:

15. Masixole Banda 14. Yaw Penxe 13. Berton Klaasen 12. Luzuko Vulindlu 11. Sibusiso Sithole 10. Oliver Zono 9. Rudi van Rooyen 8. Andisa Ntsila 7. Victor Sekekete 6. Khaya Majola 5. Dries van Schalkwyk 4. Stephen Greeff 3. Luvuyo Papuma 2. Micheal Willemse 1. Schalk Ferreira

16. Stephan Coetzee 17. Petrus Strauss 18. Martin Dreyer 19. Bobby de Wee 20. Siyabulela Mdaka 21. Godlen Masimla 22. Ntabeni Dukisa 23. Jacques Nel


Update #1

Good afternoon and welcome to our coverage of the first ever Pro14 match to take place on South African soil, between the Southern Kings, and Leinster, from Ireland.

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