Kings far from full strength

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :EP Kings, Lions, Original Content on 8 Feb 2013 at 10:10
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If the Kings’ pre-season injury list is anything to go by, the men from the Bay should expect a pretty torrid time when their Super Rugby campaign proper kicks off later this month.

The side named to play the Lions this weekend – the supposed “grudge match” – contains neither captain Luke Watson, nor any of their other “big name” imports such as Demetri Catrikilis or Steven Sykes. In fact, the line-up contains hardly any players with any Super Rugby at all, with captain Darron Nell the exception.

I don’t think the Lions are going to get much “satisfaction” from beating this lot – but perhaps that was the plan all along.

Kings team:
15 Elric van Vuuren, 14 Marcello Sampson, 13 Wayne Stevens (vice captain), 12 Hadleigh Parkes, 11 Siyanda Grey, 10 Wesley Dunlop, 9 Johan Herbst,8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Mpho Mbiyozo, 6 Rynier Bernado,5 Darron Nell (captain), 4 Tomas Leonardi,3 Grant Kemp, 2 Boetie Britz, 1 Lizo Gqoboko
Replacements (from): Dane van der Westhuizen, Khwezi Mkhafu, Ross Gelbenhuys, Daniel Adongo, Thabo Mamojelle, Scott Mathie, George Whitehead and Scott van Breda


  • my take on this whole thing is that the Kings are afraid to pick their strongest team against the lions,because if they lose this match then what confidence does the team have to beat any other super rugby team. they will get a hiding on saturday and every weekend for the rest of the campaign.

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.02.13 10:18:25 by jovner Reply
  • Kings are afraid of the Lions

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.02.13 10:49:37 by Mutley Reply
  • @jovner (Comment 1) : Where are Waylon Murray and Andries Strauss?

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.02.13 10:55:15 by ChrisS Reply
  • @ChrisS (Comment 3) : Bandise Maku is also not there and where’s the Argentinian scrumhalf?

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.02.13 10:56:22 by ChrisS Reply
  • Looks like my Superbru margin is going to be way too small 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.02.13 10:58:36 by SteelShark Reply
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  • MIA, some are actually injured:

    Jaco Engels, Bandise Maku, Virgile Lacombe*, Edgar Marutlulle, Hannes Franklin*, Kevin Buys, David Bulbring, Steven Sykes, Luke Watson, Demitri Catrakillis, Sergeal Peterson, Ronnie Cooke, Waylon Murray, Andries Strauss, Michael Killian*, Siviwe Soyizwapi*, SP Marais, Nicolás Vergallo, Sergeal Petersen

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.02.13 11:01:46 by Baylion Reply


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