Cape Town – Following their 37-21 Currie Cup defeat to the
Lions in Johannesburg at the weekend, the EP Kings have reported new injury
Lock Cameron Lindsay suffered a knee injury in the defeat at
Ellis Park and will see a specialist on Wednesday.
Centre Ronnie Cooke picked up a toe injury and will be sent
for X-rays on Monday, while the man who replaced him, JP du Plessis, also suffered an injury.
Du Plessis has a soft tissue knee injury and will be
monitored during the week.
Lock Steven Stykes – who missed last week’s clash due to a
rib injury – will also be monitored during the week.
Players on the long-term injury list include flyhalf/centre Shane
Gates (foot), flank Jacques Engelbrecht (hip), lock David Bulbring (shoulder), flyhalf
Gary van Aswegen (knee), flank Aidon Davis (knee) and flyhalf/fullback George Whitehead
Meanwhile, there’s still great uncertainty at the Kings
after it was revealed last week that the players had not been paid their August
The Kings players had gone on strike and had not trained for
much of the week, with coach Brent Janse van Rensburg making 10 changes for the
clash against the Lions. Skipper Luke Watson was a notable omission for the
trip to Johannesburg and no explanation was given as to why so many changes
In their next assignment, the Kings host the Free State Cheetahs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium this Friday (19:10 kick-off).