Southern Kings - a brief rugby history
The Southern Kings entered the Super rugby competition for the first time in 2016.
In 2017 they play 7 home games against the jaguares, Stormers, Lions, Rebels, Sharks, Brumbies & Cheetahs. They will play 8 away games against the Sunwolves, Sharks, Western Force, Reds, Waratahs, Lions, Jaguares & Bulls.
The head coach is Deon Davids. The assistant coaches are Mzwandle Stick & Barend Pieterse.
The 2017 captain is Schalk Ferreira.
The squad is: Masixole Banda, Tango Balekile, Martin Bezuidenhout, Thembelani Bholi, Alshaun Bock, Chrysander Botha, Christopher Cloete, Lionel Cronje, Christiaan de Bruin, Pieter-Steyn de Wet, Ntabeni Dukisa, Justin Forwood, Ross Geldenhuys, Siyanda Grey, Kurt Haupt, Chris Heiberg, Irne Herbst, Malcolm Jaer, Berton Klaasen, Ruaan Lerm, Cameron Lindsay, Sintu Manjezi, Makazole Mapimpi, Neil Maritz, Garrick Mattheus, Wandile Mjekevu, Waylon Murray, Andisa Ntsila, Tyler Paul, Yaw Penxe, Wandile Putuma, Louis Schroeder, Ricky Schroeder, Johannes Steyn, Johann Tromp, Schalk van der Merwe, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Rudi van Rooyen, Cyril-John Velleman, Luzuko Vulindlu, Michael Willemse, Stefan Willemse, Mzwanele Zito.
They finished 17th in the 2016 season.
They are 16th= on the New Zealand TAB fixed odds to win the competition @ $251.00.
On Centre Bet (Aus) they are picked at 16th= @ $251.00.