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PRO14: Cheetahs, Kings Still Struggling

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This past weekend also saw a smattering of PRO14 fixtures but, as usual, we’ll just focus in on the two local teams. The first of them to take the field was Cheetahs, visiting Dragons in Newport (Wales).

The first thing to know about the match was that the conditions were typically atrocious (for this time of year in Wales) and did not favour running rugby. Even so, the visitors struck first inside ten minutes through a Junior Pokomela try.

That was followed several minutes later with a Tian Schoeman penalty kick that stretched the lead to 0-10. It took the Welsh side until the 41st minute to get on the board courtesy of a Sam Davies penalty.

That was followed by a try about fifteen minutes later that levelled the scores at 10-10. But well after the final hooter, Davies broke Cheetahs hearts with another successful penalty kick. Final score 13-10.

On Sunday afternoon, Southern Kings hosted Connacht in Port Elizabeth and were 0-14 down well inside the first ten minutes.

The referee gave the home team a lifeline by reducing the Irish side to 14 men via a red card after 15 minutes. Then minutes later, Connacht were down to 13 as Kyle Godwin served out his yellow card.

Kings took full advantage and levelled the scores at 14-all before Godwin retook the field. But the Irish would not be denied and when all was said and done – including two more yellow cards, one for each team – the final score was 19-29.

It was fighting performance but yet another disappointing loss for the local team.



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