In a week where Southern Kings captain, Luke Watson came in for an immense amount of flak from haters everywhere, circumstances have put more fuel on that particular fire.
Announcing the Southern Kings team to take on the Cheetahs this Saturday in Bloemfontein, Director of Rugby Alan Solomons explained his reasons for Andries Strauss assuming the captaincy, Luke Watson being on the bench and the abscence of Sergeal Petersen from the line-up.
Making a welcome debut to Super Rugby and the Southern Kings side is local flyer, Siyanda Grey who has been putting his hand and scoring try after try up whilst playing for the EP Kings in the Vodacom Cup.
Explaining Watson’s starting from the bench Solomons said; “Luke sustained a bad ankle injury at the end of last season and missed our last couple of games, he worked extremely hard, he is a diligent professional, to get his fitness up to speed, which he did by the game against Griquas, which was our last pre-season friendly. Unfortunately Luke sustained a nasty and most unusual injury when he fractured a bone in his throat which flapped over his air passage and that made things very difficult and training impossible. In any event that settled down and he trained hard while we were away from home on tour. He played a full game against SWD and came through that game unscathed. He