Petersen, who was sidelined by injury for most of last season, was firing on all cylinders yesterday at the Kings training session.
The 19-year-old flyer dived his way into the hearts of fans last season when he crossed for two tries when the Kings beat the Western Force in their opening Super 15 match at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
The Kings were put through their paces by caretaker head coach and former Springbok Robbi Kempson and former All Black star Carlos Spencer, who is in charge of the backline.
Spencer, who played 35 Tests for New Zealand, will be hoping to impart some of his talent on the Kings backline this season.
Petersen’s return will add extra pace to the Kings back division, which will be looking to start the season on a high before their remaining warm-up games at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium against the Lions and the Stormers .
Newcomers at training were scrumhalf Jaco Grobler (Leopards), lock Stephan Greef (Lions), centre Dwayne Jenner (Border), hooker Tabbie du Plessis (Free State) and hooker JC Oberholzer (Leopards). Du Plessis is the younger brother of Springboks stars Jannie and Bismarck.
The Kings hope to prove in these warm-up games that they deserve to be promoted to an enlarged eight-team Currie Cup Premier Division when SA Rugby bosses meet in Cape Town on January 31.
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