The recent speculation in an an article alleging that the Southern Kings have been caught spying on the Western Force in the build up to Super Rugby has been vehemently denied.
Director of Rugby, Alan Solomons, would like to make it absolutely clear that the Southern Kings team management have no knowledge of the event. “I want to make it clear that it is not our policy to spy on our opposition,” he said.
Solomons said the Southern Kings had received a request from the Western Force management team requesting a change in venue, and were doing everything in their power to accommodate them.
“We have asked our Vodacom Rugby squad to move their training session earlier on Thursday, and will be making our own training fields at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium available to them,” he said.
Solomons said the Kings would also be making provision from a security perspective, to ensure that the Western Force training sessions were kept private.
“We would also like to remind the general public that these training sessions are in fact closed sessions, and, while we understand that there is a lot of excitement at having international super rugby teams here for the first time, we would like to encourage the public to respect the Western Force’s privacy at this time,” he said.