Southern Kings President responds to Rapport article

Jan 27 • National, South Africa • 890 Views • 4 Comments

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Following the article that appeared in the Rapport this morning, which states that SA Rugby have dismissed the Southern Kings request to field more than two foreign players, President Cheeky Watson wishes to state the following.

“The Southern Kings have not received any official confirmation from SA Rugby on this matter as yet, but we have no reason to disbelieve the report.”

“If this is the case, we will accept and abide by the decision of SA Rugby. We know that the region has never been fed with a silver spoon, and have no reason to expect any different going into our debut Super Rugby Season.”

“The path for this region to get a Super Rugby franchise has been fraught with challenges, and yet, despite all the odds, we have overcome them and Super Rugby is a reality, with our first game against Western Force less than a month away.”

“We accept that this opportunity comes from a loaded deck of cards, but the bigger the challenge, the bigger the task, the bigger the team and the overall success.”

“We will not be releasing any of our foreign players, however, as there are still ample opportunities within our structures for them to contribute.”

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4 Responses to Southern Kings President responds to Rapport article

  1. graham says:

    When the new Australian franchises were introduced – Sydney Rebels etc – the ARU saw fit to relax the rules for them for the first season. Why is it so difficult to give EPK a break? I’m a Sharks man – since a kid 45 years ago – but lets be fair – wishing disaster on sportsmen is not sporting and I dont like to think it’s the way South Africans act either.

  2. Arthur Smal says:

    Ag ou Cheeky SARU maak jou ook seker net so naar soos jou ou seuntjie Kotze Watson, naar geword het in `n Blanke rugbytrui. Kry vir jou jou "loser".

  3. Lieb van Zyl says:

    Cheeky, you are also a hypocrite! But the other hypocrites don’t hide their true colours. I suppose that makes you worse!

  4. You will loose………big time……

    The Southern Kings are only in the S15 because SARU have to bow before their big bosses……the ANC.

    I will even support the Stormers against the Southern Kings……

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