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Blues break away drought with Kings win

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 7/05/2016

The Blues have finally scored a win in South Africa, downing the lowly Kings 34-18 in Port Elizabeth.

The Blues hadn't won in the republic in four years, and their last away win was nearly two years ago, but two tries from Melani Nanai have helped them to a bonus point victory.

It was the Kings' eighth defeat of the Super Rugby season.

Samoan winger Nanai touched down twice inside five first-half minutes to add to James Parsons' early try. Fly-half Ihaia West kicked three conversions and a penalty for the New Zealanders, while Billy Guyton and Tevita Li added further tries as Blues recorded a third consecutive victory.

Tries from James Hall and Edgard Marutlulle kept the South Africans in contention but, despite Elgar Watts and Jurgen Visser registering six points with the boot, they were well beaten.

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