Sport24.co.za | Munster thrash woeful Southern Kings

Cape Town – Log leaders Munster continued their impressive form as they cruised to victory against the Southern Kings in their PRO14 encounter at the Irish Independent Park in Cork on Friday evening.

Munster won 43-0 after leading 12-0 at half-time.

As it happened: Munster v Southern Kings

Johann van Graan’s side scored seven tries through Neil Cronin, Andrew Conway, Darren Sweetnam, Billy Holland, Rhys Marshall, Jean Kleyn and Rory Scannell.

Flyhalf Rory Scannell landed three conversions to give the Irish side a bonus point win.

Meanwhile, the South African side delivered a weak defensive performance as they struggled to get on the board against a powerful Munster side.

In next weekend’s PRO14 fixtures, the Kings remain in Ireland as they take on Leinster in Dublin on Friday, February 22 (21:55 SA time) and Munster travel to Wales to battle Ospreys on Friday, February 22 (21:35 SA time).

Scorers:

Munster

Tries: Neil Cronin, Andrew Conway, Darren Sweetnam, Billy Holland, Rhys Marshall, Jean Kleyn, Rory Scannell

Conversions: Scannell (4)

Teams:

Munster

15 Mike Haley; 14 Andrew Conway, 13 Chris Farrell, 12 Rory Scannell, 11 Darren Sweetnam; 10 Tyler Bleyendaal (captain), 9 Neil Cronin; 8 Jeremy Loughman, 7 Niall Scannell, 6 John Ryan; 5 Jean Kleyn, 4 Billy Holland; 3 Fineen Wycherley, 2 Chris Cloete, 1 Arno Botha

Substitutes: 16 Rhys Marshall, 17 Liam O’Connor, 18 Stephen Archer, 19 Darren O’Shea, 20 Gavin Coombes, 21 Alby Mathewson, 22 JJ Hanrahan, 23 Dan Goggin

Southern Kings

15 Masixole Banda, 14 Yaw Penxe, 13 Meli Rokoua, 12 Berton Klaasen, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Bader Pretorius, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Martinus Burger, 6 Stephan de Wit, 5 JC Astle (captain), 4 Andries van Schalkwyk, 3 De-Jay Terblanche, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes: 16 Alandre Van Rooyen, 17 Alulutho Tshakweni, 18 Pieter Scholtz, 19 Stephan Greeff, 20 Andisa Ntsila, 21 Sarel Pretorius, 22 Tertius Kruger, 23 Ulrich Beyers 

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