His­tory for SA yet Kings are given royal beat­ing

Sport360 - - Rugby Rugby Championship - By Staff Re­porter @Sport360 ed­i­to­rial@sport360.com

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.

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