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There was exciting news for Southern Kings fans earlier today when the franchise announced the big-name signing of former Cheetahs and Waratahs scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius. The experienced Pretorius, who has also made three appearances for the Emerging Springboks, joins the Kings from GUINNESSPRO14 rivals the Newport Gwent Dragons on a two-year deal effective 1 July 2018.

“We are extremely pleased to have secured the services of a player of Sarel’s abilities and have no doubt he will prove to be a great success at the Kings. He is exactly the kind of player we need to add to our young squad. He is exciting and brings a wealth of experience with him,” said Chairman of the Southern Kings Board Andre Rademan.

Pretorius declared himself to be “extremely excited by the new challenge” and added that he was determined to help build the Kings into a “force to be reckoned with.” “The Eastern Cape has always produced great young rugby talent and I am looking forward to playing with them and, hopefully, to make a difference. I made my mind up when we were touring South Africa a few weeks ago. It’s a good time for my family and myself to go back home now.”” he said.

Pressed on whether the Kings were likely to announce more new signings in the near future Rademan declined to go into specifics but confirmed that the franchise was looking at strengthening “in a number of areas”.

Southern Kings Head Coach Deon Davids also welcomed the news of Pretorius’s signing. “Sarel’s record speaks for itself and I’m excited by the prospect of having him in our squad – not only because of his playing ability but also because of what our younger players will be able to learn from him,” he said.

March 20, 2018 in Uncategorized
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This weekend’s match against Benetton Treviso kicks off at 20h00 SA time and the Southern Kings will once again be captained by hooker Michael Willemse.


15 Masixole Banda

14 Sibusiso Sithole

13 Jacques Nel

12 Luzuko Vulindlu

11 Alshaun Bock

10 Pieter–Steyn de Wet

9 Godlen Masimla

1 Schalk Ferreira

2 Michael Willemse (C)

3 Martin Dreyer

4 Stephan Greeff

5 Bobby de Wee

6 Andisa Ntsila

7 Jurie van Vuuren

8 Dries van Schalkwyk


16 Tango Balekile

17 Rossouw de Klerk

18 Entienne Swanepoel

19 Lubabalo Mtyanda

20 Khaya Majola

21 Rudi van Rooyen

22 Oliver Zono

23 Berton Klaasen

October 6, 2017 in Uncategorized


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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

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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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