The Southern Kings had no answers for the Waratahs’ superb attacking play as they lost their first match of the season against a team from Australia, after beating the Force and the Rebels and drawing with the Brumbies earlier in 2013.
The Waratahs won by 72-10 – the biggest ever victory for an Australian team in South Africa – and had their fourth try in the bag after only 18 minutes.
The only real highlight for the Kings was Sergeal Petersen’s intercept try at the end of the first half, but apart from that it was a disappointing day for the home team. They looked lethargic on defence, made a slew of unnecessary errors when they got the ball and simply never got going.
Not only was it the biggest win of the season, but their 11 tries were also the most in one match in 2013. The previous season records both belonged to The Sharks, who scored 10 tries in their 64-7 win over the Rebels.
This win was the third biggest ever by an Australian team over one from South Africa. The two biggest Aussie wins over South African teams were recorded by the Brumbies – in 2000 they beat the Cats by 64-0 and in 1999 they beat the Vodacom Bulls by 73-9.
See the blow by telling blow here: Southern Kings vs Waratahs
See ALL the Southern Kings results here.
- Southern Kings – Try: Sergeal Petersen. Conversion: Demetri Catrakilis. Penalty goal: Catrakilis.
- Waratahs – Tries: Cam Crawford (3), Israel Folau, Kane Douglas, Michael Hooper, Peter Betham (2), David Dennis, Ben Volavola, Tom Kingston. Conversions: Brendan McKibbin (5), Matt Lucas (2). Penalty goal: McKibbin.