Ever since joining the Championship to make it the Guinness PRO14 ahead of the 2017-18 season, Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings have brought a southern hemisphere flair to proceedings.
The firm South African pitches are conducive to expansive, running rugby and both teams deliver that in droves, with many of their matches – seemingly regardless of the opposition – quickly becoming high-scoring.
So when these South African rivals meet: expect fireworks. And that’s exactly what they delivered at Toyota Stadium back in February 2019.
If you like tries (and, frankly, don’t we all!) then this the match for you.
After Masixole Banda’s second-minute penalty for the Kings, it was nothing but tries – 11 in total – as both attacks ran riot.
Momentum swung wildly, a red card was dished and there was a stirring late comeback that ensured the match came down to the final moments.
Kings and Cheetahs delivered a good, old-fashioned mid-season barnburner, an Instant Classic that lit up the PRO14.
It’s a game that deserves to be relived, so make sure you tune into PRO14 Rugby’s official Facebook and YouTube pages tonight at 7pm to watch this Instant Classic unfold ‘as live’.
TO WATCH MORE ‘INSTANT CLASSICS’ ON DEMAND VISIT WWW.PRO14.RUGBY/PRO14TV AND ACCESS OVER 40 FULL-MATCH REPLAYS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE 2018/19 SEASON.