Cheetahs coach Hawies Fourie and his Kings counterpart, Rob Kempson, are cautiously excited about the possibility of the PRO14 resuming on 22 August.
Robbi Kempson has lamented the Kings’ poor record this season, but insists the remainder of their campaign does not lack relevance.
Kings coach Robbie Kempson is preparing to shake up his selection for Sunday’s PRO14 match against Connacht in Port Elizabeth.
Former Blitzbok Vuyo Zangqa will take charge of the Southern Kings as head coach when they face the Stormers in Knysna on Friday night.
The Southern Kings will have an opportunity to test the depth of their squad when they face the Stormers in a friendly in Knysna on Friday night.
The inclusion of wing Yaw Penxe is one of three changes to the Kings’ side for their game against Connacht in Galway on Saturday.
A visit to Irish side Connacht on 30 November will give the Southern Kings a chance to take what Robbi Kempson regards as their next step in the PRO14.
The Southern Kings were dealt a massive blow when they lost their kingpin and flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis to injury during Saturday’s PRO14 defeat at the hands of Italian side Benetton.
Lock JC Astle will lead a Southern Kings side featuring a blend of youth and experience against the Cardiff Blues, to kickoff their PRO14 season on Saturday.
Former Springbok prop Robbi Kempson has been appointed as the new high-performance director for the Kings.