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Strauss praises Kings after drawing with Brumbies

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Southern Kings captain Andries Strauss has praised his fellow Kings players for sticking together as a team with a never-say-die attitude after they drew 28-all with the Brumbies.

The Southern Kings have only played six Super Rugby matches together and were playing for the first time in Australia but managed to draw with the former tournament leaders.

The Brumbies had been tipped to win the match with a 20 point margin but secured the draw three minutes into extra time.

The Kings made history by winning their first Super Rugby match when they beat the Western Force but have impressed week by week.

Their draw against the Brumbies in Canberra should go a long way to silencing their most vocal critics who rejected their entry into Super Rugby at the expense of the Lions.

“We are a team who pride ourselves in our defence and fronting up to whoever we play against,” Kings captain Andries Strauss said.

“We were a bit disappointed at the start of the game, we gave away too many penalties and we allowed the Brumbies to play in our half.

“But all credit to the boys, they fought back in the last 10 minutes and we got out with a few points.”

Brumbies captain Ben Mowen said that the Kings had really taken the game to them and said that they relaxed after taking an early lead.

“Our mindset wasn’t right from the start, we got a good start and then we turned off,” said Mowen.

“Inconsistency has cost us but certainly it was a very spirited Kings’ outfit and they threw everything at us and the result shows that.”

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