Cape Town – A 27-man Southern Kings touring squad will depart from Port Elizabeth on a
three-week PRO14 tour of Ireland and Wales.
The side begins
their tour with a clash against Conference A log leaders, Munster, this Friday
at the Irish Independent Park in Cork.
Kick-off is at 21:35
The team will
welcome back prop, Pieter Scholtz, who has finished serving a three-match ban
following an incident where he made contact with the eye area of an opponent in
a match against the Cheetahs in the first of three South African derbies
However, the Southern Kings will travel without flank CJ Velleman, who has also been
handed a three-match suspension for a red card he received last week in the
side’s match against the Cheetahs early this month.
been found to have contravened Law 9.11 (Players must not do anything that is
reckless or dangerous to others) when he made contact with his elbow on
Cheetahs flank Junior Pokomela’s head while the player was diving to score a
is effective from February 12 until March 3, and thereby rules Velleman
completely out of involvement in the three-week tour which will also include a
match against Conference B leaders, Leinster, on February 22 at the RDS Arena
in Dublin and against Cardiff at the Cardiff Arms Park on March 2.
“We have had a
good week of preparation leading up to our departure on