The Cheetahs will take a huge step towards playoff qualification if they beat the Cardiff Blues in Saturday’s Pro14 match at the Arms Park, writes MARIETTE ADAMS.
The Kings have made three changes to their starting XV for Friday’s Pro14 encounter against Ulster in Belfast. Barend Pieterse, the Kings’ stand-in coach in the absence of Deon Davids, has tweaked his backline but named an unchanged pack. ALSO READ: Kings head overseas without coach Masixole Banda replaces Ntabeni Dukisa at fullback, Anthony Volmink earns a starting berth on the… Read more →
Kings coach Deon Davids has been unable to travel with the team on their Pro14 tour due to medical reasons. In a statement on Monday, the Kings said that in Davids’ absence, Barend Pieterse will take over the coaching reins. The winless Kings are set to face Ulster this Friday, followed by clashes against the Ospreys and Leinster overseas. Davids… Read more →
The Eastern Province Rugby Union has dropped the Kings logo and brought back the traditional elephant. EPRU president André Rademan told The Herald that the union’s Currie Cup junior teams would no longer be called EP Kings. A new elephant logo will be designed for the traditional red-and-black hooped EP jersey. ‘There is so much history attached to the elephant… Read more →
Deon Davids says discarded Bulls scrumhalf Rudy Paige would strengthen his Kings squad.
Nico Lee scored a brace as the Cheetahs claimed a 45-24 bonus-point win over the Kings in Bloemfontein on Saturday. JON CARDINELLI reports. The Cheetahs came into this clash as favourites. They scored six tries in the 45-21 win over the Kings in Port Elizabeth last week, with Lee crossing the line on three occasions. The South African derby in… Read more →
The Cheetahs will be confident of claiming another comfortable win over the Kings in Saturday’s Pro14 clash in Bloemfontein, writes CRAIG LEWIS.
Kings captain Michael Willemse has returned to the starting lineup for their clash against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday. Willemse replaces Stephan Coetzee and will reclaim the armband from prop Schalk Ferreira. The lineup also features the return of flank Andisa Ntsila in place of Eital Bredenkamp. Among the backline, an injury to Oliver Zono means that Martin du Toit… Read more →
Kings flyhalf Oliver Zono will miss Saturday’s Pro14 return leg against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. Zono injured his knee during the Kings’ 45-21 loss to the Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth last Saturday. WATCH: Highlights of Kings vs Cheetahs ‘Oliver has damaged his knee but we’ll only be able to confirm the severity of the injury after further examination and scans have… Read more →
Nico Lee scored a hat-trick as the Cheetahs beat the Kings 45-21 in Port Elizabeth on Saturday to win the first South African Pro14 derby. MARIETTE ADAMS reports. It was far from a high-octane encounter, but the competition’s first local derby got off to a lively start as brittle defensive work saw both teams scoring early tries. Ultimately, though, the Cheetahs… Read more →