EP Kings number 8 Luke Watson broke his ankle during his side’s big Currie Cup First Division semifinal win over the Leopards this weekend.
With a series of huge challenges facing the newly-promoted Kings, including, of course, the first division final, a promotion-relegation game to determine their inclusion in next year’s Currie Cup premier division and, of course, their opening set of games in next year’s Super Rugby chmapionship, the last thing they really need is to be without their talismanic captain.
Watson scored a try in the semi to take his personal tally for the season to 13, just one behind Leopards winger Allister Kettledas, who leads the competition, as the Kings thrashed the Leopards by 50 points to 27. Next week’s final sees them take on the Pumas, who beat the Griffons in the other semi.
Over the course of two matches so far, it’s been impossible to separate the Kings and the Pumas, with both league games ending in draws. The final should be a tense and evenly matched affair, with the loss of Watson perhaps tipping the scales in favour of the Pumas.Tweet