Even though an official announcement is yet to be made, SARU seem set to deny the Kings’ request of playing more than two foreign players in a match day 22.
A report was run in the Rapport yesterday stating that the SARU meeting held on Friday to finally decide on the Kings’ request came up with a big NO for the Kings.
Kings president Cheeky Watson spoke to Rugby15.co.za, stating that they will accept the decision and comply by the rules of the competition.
The Kings applied for exemption to the foreign player rule, which only allows two foreign players to be named in a match day 22. The Kings have a number of foreign players, but should this SARU ruling be true, the Kings will only be allowed to play two per weekend.
Super Rugby squad recently announced by the Kings:
Boetie Britz, Rynier Bernardo, David Bullbring, Kevin Buys, Cornell du Preez, Jacques Engelbrecht, Jaco Engels, Schalk Ferreira, Ross Geldenhuys, Lizo Gqoboka, Virgil Lacombe, Tomas Leonardi, Bandise Maku, Edgar Marutlulle, Mpho Mbiyozo, Darron Nell, Daniel Adongo, Devin Oosthuizen, Steven Sykes, Wimpie van der Walt, Luke Watson (captain)
Demetri Catrakilis, Ronnie Cooke, Wesley Dunlop, Siyanda Grey, Johan Herbst, Michael Killian, SP Marais, Scott Mathie, Waylon Murray, Hadleigh Parkes, Sergeal Petersen, Marcello Sampson, Shakes Soyizwapi, Wayne Stevens, Andries Strauss, Elrich van Vuuren, Shaun Venter, Nicolas Vergallo, George WhiteheadTweet