SA Kings hold on against Romania

The South African Kings fought hard for their 27-23 win over Romania on Wednesday, their second consecutive victory at the IRB Nations Cup.

It was a closely contested match for Alan Solomons’ charges in Bucharest, who were challenged well by the hosts until the death. Both teams had opportunities to seal the win in the dying seconds, but all those chances were missed and the SA Kings held on for the four-point win.

Former Cheetahs flyhalf Louis Strydom was the key man for the SA Kings as he scored a try and kicked 14 points with the boot through one conversion and four penalties. Wing Siyanda Grey also crossed the chalk while fullback Mzwandile Stick added a drop goal.

The SA Kings’ final group match will be against Portugal on 19 June.