THOUSANDS of rugby fanatics who braved the chilly weather to witness the Southern Kings being embarrassed 72-10 by the Waratahs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday were left heartbroken after the game.
A crowd of 18500 attended, many in their Kings Super Rugby jerseys and some in the EP Kings colours with crowns on their heads. Before fans could start their trademark booing, the Waratahs had scored their first try in the 38th second of the game.
But the fans were not about to give in and booed the visitors, but only for a short while as the Australians ran away with the game early on.
There was almost dead silence in the stadium but try-scoring Kings teen Sergeal Petersen brought it back to life when he intercepted a ball and raced to the tryline for his fourth try of the season.
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