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Kings upset Warriors, Leinster batter Edinburgh

By Peter Thompson
Martin Du Toit scores one of his two tries against Glasgow Warriors

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Martin du Toit claimed a brace of tries as the Southern Kings inflicted a surprise first defeat of the Pro14 season on Glasgow Warriors and Leinster hammered Edinburgh on Saturday.

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Conference A leaders Glasgow arrived in Port Elizabeth with three wins out of three, but suffered a 38-28 defeat at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium after finding themselves 31-0 down early in the second half.

Du Toit touched crossed the whitewash in both halves, while Yaw Penxe, Rudi van Rooyen and Harlon Klaasen also dotted down in a first win of the season for the South African outfit.

Masixole Banda finished with a 13-point haul as the Kings pulled off a surprise win, with tries from Nick Grigg, DTH van der Merwe and Fraser Brown in vain for the Warriors.

Leinster top Conference B following a 31-7 bonus-point drubbing of Edinburgh in captain Johnny Sexton’s 150th appearance for the champions.

Ireland fly-half Sexton marked the occasion by scoring one of five tries – three of which he converted – for Leo Cullen’s rampant side, with Pierre Schoeman sent off for an Edinburgh side that sit bottom after he was deemed to have led with his elbow running into contact.

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Connacht were 33-20 winners over the Scarlets, while the Dragons saw off Zebre 16-5 and the Ospreys beat Benetton Treviso 27-10.

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