The Toyota Cheetahs and Isuzu Southern Kings will have their sights set on strong finishes to their Guinness PRO14 tours when they line up against the Cardiff Blues and Ospreys in Wales on Saturday, in what marks their penultimate matches in 2019 in the competition.
The Isuzu Southern Kings will take on Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea at 17h00 (SA time), with the Toyota Cheetahs and Cardiff Blues meeting at Cardiff Arms Park directly after at 19h15 (SA time). They will then have a two-week break, before making one last short trip to the UK before the festive season break.
Isuzu Southern Kings coach Robbie Kempson, meanwhile, hoped for an improved performance from his team against Ospreys after going down scoreless against the Glasgow Warriors last week.
“We have a young side, but that is no excuse for the result we got against Glasgow,” said Kempson.
“They came out firing, and we should be able to handle whatever is thrown at us. Ospreys are a new and different challenge for us. They come off a loss to Connacht and will be desperate for a win. We are expecting quite a hefty forward battle, and we need to combat this.
“We are looking for more entry in terms of how we play the game, and regardless of the conditions, we are looking to be a bit more ambitious in how we want to be play in the Guinness PRO14 going