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15 January 2019 5:24 PM SA PRO14 derby promises 'clash of the 9's'

Cape Town - They may not be the biggest guys on the field when the Southern Kings take on the Cheetahs in the PRO14 Round 11 match on Friday, but an exciting battle can be expected between the scrumhalves from both teams in the South African derby. Two of the most experienced men from either side happen to be playing in the No9 position - Sarel Pretorius 1492

15 January 2019 11:46 AM Cheetahs speedster tops PRO14 try-charts

Cape Town - Cheetahs wing Rabs Maxwane has ambitions of finishing the 2018/19 PRO14 as the competition’s leading try-scorer. The 23-year-old had been a shining light for the Cheetahs this season and currently tops the PRO14’s try-scoring chart with eight tries. He told Netwerk24 that he would like to finish the campaign as the leading try-scorer 107

14 January 2019 6:30 AM Kings hooker off to Scotland

Cape Town - Southern Kings hooker Michael Willemse has reportedly agreed to join Scottish club Edinburgh. Netwerk24 reported on Sunday that the 25-year-old will head to Murrayfield after the current PRO14 campaign. Willemse was schooled at Grey High School in Port Elizabeth and represented Eastern Province at junior level before heading for Cape Town where 135

11 January 2019 7:22 AM Kings prop cops ban for eye-gouging

Cape Town - The Kings will go into Saturday's PRO14 clash against South African rivals the Cheetahs without the services of tighthead prop Pieter Scholtz. The 24-year-old received a three-week ban on Thursday after he was cited for an eye gouge in the Kings' 38-0 loss to Edinburgh at Murrayfield last weekend. It means that Scholtz will miss next Saturday's 104

09 January 2019 3:10 PM Former Kings centre finds a home at the Sunwolves

Cape Town - Former Kings centre Shane Gates is among seven players announced as additions to the Sunwolves' 2019 Super Rugby squad. Port Elizabeth-born Gates, 26, played for the Kings between 2011 and 2016, but subsequently has been plying his trade with the NTT Communications Shining Arcs in Japan. In 2017 it was reported that Gates was eyeing a Test career 139

08 January 2019 12:33 PM Two injury worries for Kings after Edinburgh thrashing

Cape Town - The Southern Kings squad that played Edinburgh in the PRO14 Round 13 match in Scotland returned home late on Monday. While the side was left disappointed following their 38-0 defeat to Edinburgh at Murrayfield, the team doctor, Gershwin Kortje, breathed a sigh of relief to have returned with minimal injuries after the first match of 2019. The only injury 106

07 January 2019 1:51 PM SEE: New York City firefighter dies after falling from overpass

A New York City firefighter responding to a car accident in Brooklyn fell from an overpass and died at a hospital. In statement on the Fire Department's Facebook page on Monday morning, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro and Mayor Bill de Blasio identified the probationary firefighter as Steven H. Pollard. "It's an incredibly sad night for the Pollard family 91

06 January 2019 3:16 PM 5-try Cheetahs down Zebre for PRO14 win

Cape Town - The Cheetahs have won their first PRO14 of 2019, downing Italian side, Zebre 27-12 at the Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma, Italy. The visitors outscored their Italian opponents, running in five tries to two. The Cheetahs scored through Benhard Janse van Rensburg (2), Sibahle Maxwane, Reinach Venter and Daniel Maartens while Tian Schoeman added 71

04 January 2019 12:10 PM Ex-Bok set for Kings debut off bench

Cape Town - Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids named his starting line-up on Friday for the side's opening PRO14 match for 2019. The Port Elizabeth-based side will be taking on Scottish side Edinburgh in a Round 13 encounter at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday night. (Kick-off is 21:35 SA-time). The forwards will have a front row that will start together 74

02 January 2019 8:57 AM Kings boosted by return of fit-again scrumhalf

Cape Town - The Kings have been boosted by the return to fitness of highly-rated scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius. The 34-year-old has been sidelined with a long-term foot injury and, as a result, his time in a Kings jersey has been limited since joining the franchise last July. Now, the former Cheetahs man is back and he was named in a 25-man squad that will take on Edinburgh 53