Saturday 23 March 2019

Kings boss hopeful his side can find top form in tonight's bout

The Eastern Cape side will likely need to be far more disciplined tonight than they were in Cork if they are to secure a shock result (stock photo)
The Eastern Cape side will likely need to be far more disciplined tonight than they were in Cork if they are to secure a shock result (stock photo)

Ryan Corry

Southern Kings sit at the foot of Conference B with just two wins from their 15 games to date, both against Scottish opposition.

Their trip to Ireland so far has not been a pleasant one with last weekend's visit to Irish Independent Park ending in a 43-0 defeat to Munster.

Prior to their victory over Edinburgh in late January, they had been on a run of eight consecutive losses.

November's encounter between the two sides finished 38-31 in favour of the Irish province, making it three from three for Leinster against the South Africans.

They are without flanker CJ Velleman, left out of the touring party due to the three-match suspension he picked up in their match against Cheetahs.

"We face the defending PRO14 champions before ending off against another classy side like Cardiff," said head coach Deon Davids.

"We have shown some gradual progress over the weeks, and we hope to continue on that upward curve."

The Eastern Cape side will likely need to be far more disciplined tonight than they were in Cork if they are to secure a shock result.

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