Although the Isuzu Southern Kings made history in their stunning win against the Ospreys a month ago, winning their first-ever match outside South Africa they could not tick off another first tonight. Connacht's win with 24-12 left the Southern Kings still looking for their first win against an Irish side in the Pro 14.
Australian winger John Porch scored a trie in each half to secure a bonus-point win at home. This helped the home team to move up into the second place in Conference B while the Kings remains at the bottom of the log.
Half time saw the Kings "only" trial 19-12 but they could not convert several chances in the second half to score and remained pointless losing 24-12.
Connacht: Tries: Aki, Porch (2). Conversions: Fitzgerald (2)
Kings: Tries: Cronje, van Breda. Conversion: van Breda.
Connacht Rugby: Matt Healy, Niyi Adeolokun, Kyle Godwin, Bundee Aki, John Porch, Conor Fitzgerald, Caolin Blade; Denis Buckley, Tom McCartney, Finlay Bealham, Ultan Dillane, Quinn Roux (CAPT), Eoghan Masterson, Colby Fainga’a, Paul Boyle. Replacements: Shane Delahunt, Matthew Burke, Dominic Robertson-McCoy, Joe Maksymiw, Jarrad Butler, Angus Lloyd, Jack Carty, Peter Robb.
Isuzu Southern Kings: Scott van Breda, Chris Hollis, Erich Cronje, Howard Mnisi (CAPT), Yaw Penxe, John-Thomas Jackson, Stefan Ungerer; Juan Schoeman; Jacques du Toit, Pieter Scholtz, Jerry Sexton, Aston Fortuin, Martinus Burger, Thembelani Bholi, Elrigh Louw. Replacements: Chad Solomon, Xandre Vos, De-Jay Terblanche, Bobby de Wee, Ruaan Lerm, Theo Maree, Siyabonga Masuku, Sibusiso Sithole.