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.
Cheetahs scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar and Southern Kings lock JC Astle say that both teams are excited about the upcoming Pro14 season.
The Kings are looking to sign Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi in a deal reportedly worth R10-million over the course of two and a half seasons.
Robbie Kempson has been appointed interim head coach of the Kings until they find a suitable replacement for Deon Davids.
The Kings’ coaching saga has highlighted the struggle for black coaches to get a fair crack at head coaching and other technical positions in South African rugby, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Peter de Villiers deserves another crack at a coaching job in South African rugby and the Southern Kings gig might just be the perfect fit, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Bjorn Basson will make his first start for the Kings in one of three changes to their starting XV for the clash against the Dragons in Newport on Saturday.