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No major injuries from Madibaz game

  Following the contact session against the NMMU Madibaz on Friday last week, a few players have picked up minor injuries and will be monitored...

Kings bench Luke

The Southern Kings have named Andries Strauss as captain, with Luke Watson coming on from the bench for the match against the Cheetahs on...

Don’t you… Forget about me…

As you walk on by, will you call my name? If there is one thing that comes close to my love for rugby it is...

Kings ring changes for Brumbies

The Kings have made a number of changes for their 3rd game on tour against the Brumbies. The most notable changes are: Waylon Murray starts at...

Kings team for Canes match

Steven Sykes and Andries Strauss returns for the Kings as they tackle the Hurricanes on their second game on tour. The Southern Kings have announced...

Canes team for Kings

Following the team’s first bye of the season, the Hurricanes will return to Westpac Stadium this Easter Saturday. The team will have an afternoon match...

Shields spreading the love again (oh and the shit)

The Spred and Spri awards Brendon Shields Again let me remind you what these awards stand for based on last week’s article: Shields Prize for Enterprise...

Crusaders name team for Kings match

The Crusaders take on new comers the Southern Kings this Saturday. While the Kings are new to the Investec Super Rugby tournament, their coach...

Kings call back foreign players to SA from tour

Eastern Province Rugby Union (EPRU) President, Cheeky Watson, left Port Elizabeth this afternoon for New Zealand, to go and address the Southern Kings touring...

SARU & Kings media releases on issue of foreign players

SA Rugby have released a statement with regards to Kings selections of foreign players. Release The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has established an investigation into...

Chiefs: Messam gets his ton

Chiefs co-captain Liam Messam is to become the first Chief to play 100 Investec Super Rugby matches when the Chiefs play the Southern Kings...

Kings unchanged for Chiefs

The Southern Kings have announced an unchanged squad to tackle the Chiefs on Friday night at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Speaking at the press...

Sharks names unchanged line-up for Kings

John Plumtree has the rare pleasure of being able to select an unchanged line-up for his team’s Vodacom Super Rugby clash with the Southern...

Kings name team for Sharks

The Southern Kings have announced their Super Rugby Squad to take on The Sharks at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, 9th of...

Kings name team for Force

The Kings have named their team for their debut match in Super Rugby this weekend against the Force. “As you can see the starting line-up...

Force squad for SA Tour

The Emirates Western Force have added four Wallabies to its 26-man squad for their two-match Super Rugby South African leg. The Test quartet of captain...

Kings team for Lions announced

The Kings will send largely a B-team to Ellis Park for their fixture against the Lions with a number of players unavailable due to...

Lions name team for Kings clash

The Lions have named their team for this weekend's match against the Kings. The match kicks off at 14h15 but gates open at 10h30 for...

Watson: ‘SARU unfair to exclude Lions’

Kings captain Luke Watson has said that SARU's decision to relegate the Lions was unfair and expressed sadness at the Lions' Super Rugby exit. Sport24 Speaking to SportsTalk...

Opening rounds crucial for SA’s favourites

When it comes to picking the favourites to lead the South Africa conference the popular vote seems to be split between the Stormers and...

Racism and rugby

Quite powerful isn't it?  I also thought so when I was asked to write about it. About two months ago I was asked if I...

Kings suffer 1st injury setback

Conraad Johannes (Boetie) Britz has been called up to the Southern Kings squad following Hannes Franklin’s knee injury sustained during practice last week. Director of...

In aid of the King

The foundation from which our deep routed passion and love for rugby is built on in South Africa comes from a long and very...

No place for Mangweni, Stick in Kings squad

One of Eastern Province rugby's stalwarts, Tiger Mangweni, has failed to make the cut for the Southern Kings' Super Rugby squad. Sport24 Mangweni, who was the...

Kings sign Adongo

Daniel Adongo’s dream of playing Super Rugby will soon come to fruition when the burly Kenyan forward turns out for Port Elizabeth’s Southern Kings...

Imagine if…

All the excitement from the elections in the United States seems have many South Africans reflecting and saying things like; ‘Imagine if South Africa…’ Now...

Promotion-Relegation match Rnd 2: Kings v Cheetahs

The Eastern Province Kings face their biggest challenge in many years in Port Elizabeth on Friday night when they host the Toyota Free State...

Wat ‘n naweek van rugby!

Wat ’n naweek van rugby resultate! Die All Blacks was toe gestuit in hulle mars na ’n nuwe rekord van 18 agtereenvolgende toets oorwinnings deur...

Cheetahs 53, Kings 14

UPDATE: The Kings will have to beat the CheetAhs by 40 points and a bonus try in PE to gain promotion to the CC....

A Royal cock-up

Can this become more of a cock-up? I am actually afraid to ask in the fear of tempting fate… Firstly SA Rugby sells the Kings...

Kings saga, a victory for administrators

You are normally taught not to engage in writing about topics when it is still too raw or too emotional, but for the hell...

Lions out of Super Rugby

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) on Thursday confirmed South Africa’s participants in Vodacom Super Rugby at a General Meeting of the member provinces. The...

SARU confirms August 16th meeting

A meeting of the General Council of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) will take place in Cape Town on 16 August, SARU announced...

A Super Solution

SARU has less than a month to find a solution for the Super Rugby problem, and options are few. Let us start by acknowledging that...

The great divide

The current Super Rugby stand-off in South Africa is a pressure-cooker situation ready to explode. I don’t know if anyone in SA Rugby has actually...

Lions being battered from all corners

It seems more likely by the day that the Lions will be relegated from Super Rugby in 2013 as they are being battered from...

SARU release – Update on Kings issue

The South African Rugby Union issued a release following their meeting today with the 5 existing franchises and the Kings. Release: A further meeting of franchises...

King for a day

The Southern Kings are far from assured of Super Rugby participation in 2013. As this Kings saga continues to unfold I am rather surprised by...

It’s a question of time

While there is no official word yet on the fate of the Lions Rugby Union and their Super Rugby future, it is interesting to...

‘SA Rugby, you made the mess, you fix it’

The message is loud and clear to SA Rugby as they plan to lobby their cause to include the Kings in next year's SupeRugby...

SA Rugby delays Oz visit for new franchise proposal

SA Rugby has postponed their planned visit to Oz for a 16th team in SupeRugby in 2013. The South African Rugby Union has written to...

SA wants to wreck a ‘great’ competition

Our old favourite, Spiro Zavos believes the Super Rugby conference system is a winning recipe, and that everything must be done in order to...

Raise your hand if you’re embarrassed!

Hands up from those who feel utterly embarrassed by SA Rugby’s latest move to convince SANZAR to include a 16th team in the SupeRugby...

Franchises to join SARU in desperate plea for 16th team

Representatives of the South African Vodacom Super Rugby franchises will accompany the delegates of the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to present a case...

Goodbye Lions, Hello Kings?

It can be goodbye Lions, hello Kings come 2013 as a political decision has been endorsed to allow only ONE TEAM per PROVINCE. Lappe Laubscher...

SARU to use TV viewership numbers in Super Rugby battle

The five local teams in the Super 15 have sent a new proposal to the SA Rugby Union (Saru) putting their case for expanding...

Bissie will lead Sharks against Kings

Sharks hooker and the campaign's vice captain, Bismarck du Plessis will lead the franchise in their warm-up match against the Kings. Keegan Daniel moves down...

SupeRugby dilemma is bad news for Lions

When we first visited this topic I mentioned that I was gob smacked that all 14 unions agreed to the Kings guaranteed participation in...

Kings participation confirmed for 2013

The Southern Kings’ place in the Vodacom Super Rugby competition in 2013 was reaffirmed at a Special Council Meeting of the South African Rugby...

Bulls team to tackle Kings

Three times Super Rugby gold medallist Derick Kuün will lead a fairly experienced Vodacom Bulls side in their compulsory friendly against the...