• Kings beef up more

    The Southern Kings have announced three more player signings ahead of their Super Rugby campaign.

    Kings COO Charl Crous confirmed on Monday that lock Philip du Preez, returning from a stint with Bayonne in France, Bulls fullback Jurgen Visser and Griquas hooker Martin Bezuidenhout have all signed for the season.

    Crous also announced that Sharks utility back Jaco van Tonder has joined the squad on trial this week.

    The Kings are finalising their squad ahead of the start of the season having announced a number of new signings last week as well.

    The franchise has pre-season fixtures against NMMU, the Stormers and Cheetahs before their first Super Rugby match against the Sharks on 27 February in Port Elizabeth.