Pietersen praised by Solomons

George Byron

THE accurate kicking of Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen in atrocious weather conditions was lauded by Southern Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons.

The Kings slipped to a narrow 19-11 Super Rugby defeat at a wet Newlands on Saturday.

Pietersen kicked 14 points in a hard-fought showdown in which both teams scored a try amid a swirling wind.

“It was difficult for kicking, so full credit to Pietersen. I thought his kicking was quite exceptional,” Solomons said.

“We think it was a good performance by the Kings. There was very little in the game so to come to Newlands and perform like that you have to give a lot of credit to the boys.”

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