The Cheetahs ran in nine tries as they cruised to a convincing 61-25 win in their final Guinness PRO14 game of the season against Southern Kings.

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Utility back Shaun Venter touched down twice in an all-South African affair in Bloemfontein, while Abongile Nonkontwana, Walt Steenkamp, Joseph Dweba, Louis Fouche, Benhard Janse van Rensburg, Malcolm Jaer and Boan Venter all went over.

The Kings responded in the second period and closed the gap to 33-25 after half-time through two tries from Harlon Klaasen and Bjorn Basson’s effort, but the Cheetahs finished the season on a high.

Neither side harboured hopes of reaching the PRO14’s Final Series, while the Cheetahs maintained their record of having never lost to the Kings in the the competition.

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