Super Rugby
Blues end travelling woes against Kings
ESPN Staff
May 7, 2016
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Date/Time: May 7, 2016, 17:10 local, 15:10 GMT
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Southern Kings 18 - 34 Blues
Attendance: 0  Half-time: 10 - 19
Tries: Hall, Marutlulle
Cons: Watts
Pens: Visser, Watts
Tries: Guyton, Li, Nanai Vai 2, Parsons
Cons: West 3
Pens: West
 Melani Nanai of Blues during the Super Rugby match between Southern Kings and Blues at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on May 07, 2016 in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. (Photo by Richard Huggard/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
Melani Nanai scored two first-half tries for the Blues against the Southern Kings
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The Blues ended a winless away run stretching back to 2014 with success over the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth.

Leading 22-18 as they entered the final quarter, the Blues pulled clear with tries from Billy Guyton and Tevita Li -- the latter deep in added time -- clinching a bonus point.

Blues captain James Parsons scored the game's first try to put them 5-3 ahead, but the Kings responded when James Hall dotted down against the goalpost padding, leaving an easy conversion for Elgar Watts.

Melani Nanai seized the initiative for the Blues, however, with two tries in the first half from lineouts. Southern Kings hooker Edgar Marutlulle reduced the deficit to 22-15 on 54 minutes when he drove over, and a long-range penalty from fullback Jurgen Visser raised home hopes of just a second victory of the season.

But it was Guyton and Li who made the difference for the Blues in the closing stages.

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