Southern Kings 24
The Chiefs have secured a bonus point victory against the Southern Kings, but had to withstand a big comeback from the home side, which was expected to struggle against the defending champions.
Dave Rennie’s men were again on the wrong side of a penalty count, with replacement halfback Augustine Pulu sent to the sinbin in the second half for a professional foul.
During that time the Kings scored a try and penalty and the margin was only eight points with eight minutes to go.
Gareth Anscombe had the chance to increase the Chiefs’ lead but was off target with a penalty and the Chiefs had to withstand a torrid finish from the home side in front of a big crowd at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. He found his range in the final couple of minutes to seal the win.
The Kings could have caused more problems but for poor