Southern Kings president Cheeky Watson says they will appeal the one-year Super Rugby agreement handed to them by the South African Rugby Union (SARU).
SARU on Thursday announced that the Kings would play in the 2013 Super Rugby competition, with the Lions dropping out for at least one year. The bottom team in 2013’s competition will then play in a two-legged promotion and relegation series against the Lions.
But Watson is unhappy that SARU has only guaranteed his team one season of Super Rugby.
“I think it is a ludicrous decision,” he told SAPA.
“It doesn’t make sense in rugby, not in business, not in the church.
“It doesn’t make sense in any sector of society that you are sitting with a scenario that you are in Super Rugby for one year and expected to achieve.”
He then later told the Ballz Radio station that they will appeal SARU’s decision.
“It cannot be accepted,” he said, and replied with a very firm “yes” when asked if they will try and lodge an appeal.
They believe they should be given the right of at least three years in the top flight.