Kings beat the Bulls

The Kings beat the Bulls 30-31 at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria thanks to Lionel Cronjé’s last-gasp penalty after the hooter, won the game for the Port Elizabeth side and started scenes of pandemonium.

This was another historic win for the Eastern Provence side, especially with this being their last season in Super Rugby.

Cronjé was the hero, claiming a full house; kicking three penalties, two conversions and a dropped goal to go with his first-half try for a match haul of 21 points.

The Bulls fought their way back from a 3-22 deficit in the first period to take a one-point lead with less than a minute remaining before Cronjé broke Loftus Versfeld hearts.

Makazole Mapimpi and Malcolm Jaer scored for the PE men while Jason Jenkins, Duncan Matthews and Jaco Visagie scored for the home team.

The Kings’ win moves them to six wins this season, equal with the Brumbies and Jaguares but more than the other four Australian sides and the Bulls, Cheetahs and Sunwolves.

Not bad for a side that has been kicked out of Super Rugby because they are deemed a weak franchise.

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