Zebre run in six tries in rout of Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth

Pro 14 round-up: Edinburgh prop Michele Rizzo sent off as Scarlets claim bonus

Renato Giammarioli scored one of Zebre’s six tries in the Guinness Pro 14 match against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Photograph:   Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Renato Giammarioli scored one of Zebre’s six tries in the Guinness Pro 14 match against the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth. Photograph: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images

 

Southern Kings 17 Zebre 43

Zebre thrashed Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth in a further dent to the Guinness Pro 14’s South African expansion.

Italians Zebre, who were without a win coming into the match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, ran in six tries to earn a bonus-point triumph and condemn the Southern Kings to their fourth straight loss in the competition.

Tommaso Castello, Mattia Bellini, Renato Giammarioli, Tommaso Boni, Giulio Bisegni and Jacopo Sarto all crossed for Zebre, with Godlen Masimla and Luvuyo Pupuma replying for the hosts.

Scarlets 28 Edinburgh 8

Edinburgh prop Michele Rizzo was sent off as Scarlets sealed a bonus-point victory over Edinburgh at Parc y Scarlets.

Rizzo saw red from Irish referee John Lacey in the 46th minute after he smashed Scarlets scrumhalf Gareth Davies’s head at a ruck. That was the turning point in the contest which the home side won four tries to one.

Scarlets’ tries came from Rhys Patchell, Gareth Davies, Werner Kruger and Aaron Shingler, with Leigh Halfpenny kicking all four conversions. Jason Harries scored Edinburgh’s only try, with Duncan Weir adding a penalty.

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