History for SA yet Kings are given royal beating
Leinster overcame the absence of captain Isa Nacewa and Jamison Gibson-Park to record a convincing 31-10 victory over Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.
The build-up to the first ever Guinness PRO14 game on South African soil had been dominated by New Zealanders Nacewa and Gibson-Park being denied access to the country after changes to visa rules earlier this year.
That did not prove a distraction for the Irish province on the pitch, however, as they recorded five tries to leave the Kings pointless from their opening three games.
Munster, meanwhile, held off a second-half comeback from Ospreys to register their third straight victory. The Irish province dominated most of the match and scored two tries to one but Ospreys were able to register a losing bonus point. Conference A leaders Munster were indebted to try scorers Jean Kleyn and Darren Sweetnam, with captain Tyler Bleyendaal kicking 11 points. Centre James Hook was Ospreys’ try scorer with fly-half Sam Davies kicking three penalties and a conversion.