The Kings went into the break 19-10 behind but they produced a gutsy performance to make the score 22-18 in favour of the Blues with just over ten minutes of play remaining.
However, a late rally by the blues resulted in tries by Billy Guyton (in the 70th minute) and Tevita Li (in the 86th minute), following two earlier tries by right wing Melani Nanai. The Kings played with determination and will feel disappointed that they could not convert their gusty efforts into more points on the scoreboard.
Scrumhalf James Hall and hooker Edgar Marutlulle each scored a try for the Kings. Marutlulle was again industrious following his return to the side from injury.
- Southern Kings 18 – Tries: James Hall, Edgar Marutlulle. Conversion: Elgar Watts. Penalties: Watts, Jürgen Visser.
- Blues 34 – Tries: James Parsons, Melani Nanai (2), Billy Guyton. Conversions: Ihaia West (3). Penalty: West.
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