The Kings have not yet lost to an Aussie team this season and will be looking to keep that record intact when they host the Waratahs in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
In their maiden Super Rugby season, the tournament newcomers have beaten the Force, Rebels and drew with the table-topping Brumbies.
Whilst the Kings have squashed their pre-season billing as easybeats, they have struggled since returning home from a successful trip of Australasia – suffering back-to-back losses to the Bulls (34-0) and Cheetahs (26-12).
They will also be looking to get back on the try-scoring sheet this weekend, after going tryless in their last two outings.
Yet despite languishing near the bottom of the table, the hosts will feel confident knowing they’ve scored at least two tries in each of their three matches against Aussie opposition this year.
The Kings also have try-hungry teenage wing Sergeal Petersen back in their starting line-up. After missing the Kings’ past two games because of a groin strain, Petersen will add extra bite to the home team’s attack for what promises to be a fiery showdown.
It remains to be seen though if the young speedster’s return will be the difference between winning and losing, as the Waratahs bid to keep their faint hopes of finishing in the top six alive.
They currently occupy 11th spot on
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