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Southern Kings announce team to play Leinster Rugby

Southern Kings announce team to play Leinster Rugby on Saturday, 16 September 2017

Southern Kings Head Coach Deon Davids indulged in minimal tinkering to his squad when he, earlier today, announced the 23 players to face up to Leinster in a historic GUINESSPRO14 clash at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. It will be the Kings first home match in the competition as well as the first time that GUINESSPRO14 matches are played on South African soil and hooker Micheal Willemse will once again have the honour of leading the team onto the field while centre Luzuko Vulindlu will be vice-captain.

Only one change has been made in the Kings backline from the team that did duty against Connacht last weekend – scrumhalf Rudi van Rooyen coming in for Godlen Masimla who drops to the bench.

Amongst the front-row, an injury to Rossouw De Klerk has resulted in Luvuyo Pupuma being rewarded for his try-scoring performance against Connacht by being included in the starting XV while Petrus Strauss and Martin Dreyer have been brought onto the bench. There is also a change at lock where Stephan Greeff takes over from Jurie Van Vuuren.

Coach Davids cut a satisfied figure as he ran the rule over his charges during a boisterous open practice session this morning. “It’s great to be back on home soil and we are looking forward to the game against Leinster on Saturday. We plan on giving everything we have to entertain the fans and we’re hoping they turn out in large numbers to cheer us on,” he said.

Southern Kings COO Charl Crous shared similar sentiments: “There are many times that home support has given the Kings that extra bit of lift that’s necessary when things get tough and we are definitely going to need our fans to come to the party again on Saturday. We’re encouraging them to team up with us against the Northern Hemisphere throughout the GUINESSPRO14 competition and have adopted the hashtag #TeamUp for this initiative.”

Crous also confirmed that official Southern Kings supporters gear will be available to the public from mid-October. “We have had numerous requests from fans regarding this and are working as fast as we can with our suppliers to get kit for our supporters to wear. It’s unfortunately one of the side-effects of our late inclusion in the GUINNESSPRO14 but it’s one which we soon hope to have solved,” he said

Tickets for Saturday’s match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium – which kicks off at 14h15 – are on sale at all Ticket Pro outlets as well as online at www.ticketpros.co.za and start from as little as R50 per ticket

15 Full back Masixole Banda
14 Right wing Yaw Penxe
13 Right centre Berton Klaasen
12 Left centre Luzuko Vulindlu
11 Left wing Sibusiso Sithole
10 Fly half Kurt Coleman
9 Scrum half Rudi van Rooyen
1 Loose head prop Schalk Ferreira
2 Hooker Micheal Willemse
3 Tight head prop Luvuyo Pupuma
4 Left lock Stephan Greeff
5 Right lock Dries van Schalkwyk
6 Left flanker Khaya Majola
7 Right flanker Victor Sekekete
8 Number eight Andisa Ntsila
16 Hooker Stephan Coetzee
17 Loose Head Petrus Strauss
18 Tight Head Martin Dreyer
19 Lock Bobby de Wee
20 Flank Siyabulela Mdaka
21 Scrumhalf Godlen Masimla
22 Utility back Ntabeni Dukisa / Oliver Zono
23 Centre Jacques Nel

September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Kings vs Connacht 9 sept 2017

September 10, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Kings vs Leinster 16 Sept

September 10, 2017 in Uncategorized
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The team against Connacht

Southern Kings Team to take on Connacht in Galway

1. Schalk Ferreira
2. Michael Wilmse
3. Rossouw de Klerk
4. Jurie van Vuuren
5. Dries van Schalkwyk
6. Khaya Majola
7. Victor Sekete
8. Andisa Ntsila
9. Godlen Masimla
10. Kurt Coleman
11. Sibusiso Sithole
12. Luzuko Vulindlu
13. Berton Klaasen
14. Yaw Penxe
15. Masixole Banda


16. Stephan Coetzee
17 Luvuyo Pupuma
18. Martin Dreyer or Entienne Swanepol
19. Bobby de Wee
20. Siyabulela Mdaka
21. Rudi van Rooyen
22. Oliver Zono
23. Jacques Nel

September 7, 2017 in Uncategorized
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fixtures at NMB Stadium

September 6, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Kings vs Leinster

Tickets now available at Ticket Pro or the stadium
Message from the Kings
Dear Season Ticket Holder,
We would like to take this opportunity, to thank you for your support, rallying behind the Southern Kings and making the NMB Stadium your home.
The Southern Kings have kicked off their new adventure as a new member of the European PRO14 tournament. We as the stadium are ecstatic and are surely looking forward to hosting the world once again.
With 11 home matches scheduled for 2017/18 PRO 14 season, we are offering our Royal Lounge Members the opportunity to renew their seat at R1295 (incl. VAT) per person.This price includes access to the Royal Lounge, your match day ticket and a parking disc on a ratio of 1:2.
To take up this exciting offer, please advise via email by no later than Friday, 15th September 2017. Kindly note, that for the first two home matches, tickets will be issued and thereafter your Royal Lounge Card will be activated.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me Pam at 041 408 8986 or Nonkululeko 041 408 8987

September 6, 2017 in Uncategorized
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8 Sep Leinster Rugby 19:35 Cardiff Blues
8 Sep Edinburgh Rugby 19:35 Dragons
9 Sep Glasgow Warriors 15:15 Ospreys
9 Sep Munster Rugby 17:15 Toyota Cheetahs
9 Sep Benetton Rugby 18:05 Ulster Rugby
9 Sep Connacht Rugby 19:35 Southern Kings
9 Sep Zebre Rugby Club 20:35 Scarlets

September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Message from the Connacht Clan Supporters Club

We’re just checking if any of you will be in Galway for the game on Saturday? We were assuming with the distances involved and the short notice that not many will make the trip, but if you know of any, let us know and we will roll out the red carpet. Our pub is Murty Rabbitt’s on Forster St and there is always a bunch of us in there before and after the games.
Unfortunately Port Elizabeth isn’t on our itinerary this season but I’m sure there will be a good few of us over there next season so if we don’t see ye on Saturday, we’ll meet in the future.
Best of luck with the season anyway.
Connacht Clan
Official Connacht Rugby Supporters’ Club

September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized
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Message form our supporter in the Channel Islands

Dear Nick

I live in Jersey in the Channel Islands, however was born in Port Elizabeth and supports the Kings.Just finished watching Scarlets v Kings. Not the result I was hoping for but they had a very good first half.

Given the good news that the Southern Kings are now part of the Pro 14, I think they have enough support in the northern hemisphere to extend the supporters club to the north (The Northern Kings). If this was something worth exploring I would like to offer my assistance.

I think it is worth exploring, but let me know you thoughts?

Kind regards
Moricko Kemp

September 5, 2017 in Uncategorized
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