LIVE

    Kings' Luke Watson 'dilemma'

    2013-04-16 07:50
    Cape Town - The Kings coaches face a bit of a dilemma about who to drop now that captain Luke Watson is fit again.

    Watson played a full 80 minutes for Eastern Province in their 52-10 Vodacom Cup victory over SWD at the weekend. It was his first game back since sustaining a throat injury in the Kings' Super Rugby opener against the Force on February 23.

    "The plan was to get about 50 minutes of game time but I ended up playing the whole game," Watson said on Die Burger's website.

    The four loose forwards who did duty in Watson's absence - Wimpie van der Walt, Cornell du Preez, Vleis Engelbrecht and Devin Oosthuizen - all performed remarkably well and it will be tough for the Kings coaching staff to leave any player out.

    "We'll have to see if Solly and his team (Alan Solomons - director of rugby) decide to pick me," said Watson. "I coped well (against SWD) but we all know the tempo is much quicker in Super Rugby."

    It's possible that Watson could first play off the bench, which could see Oosthuizen move down to the Vodacom Cup team.

    The Kings host the Bulls at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday (19:10 kick-off).


    Read News24’s Comments Policy

    24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

    Comment on this story
    60 comments
    Add your comment
    Comment 0 characters remaining
    Live Video Streaming
    • Blitz
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
    • SS1
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
    • SS2
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
    • SS3
      Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
    Video Highlights
    Sport Talk
    /Sport

    Fixtures

    03 April 2015
    • Hurricanes v Stormers, Westpac Stadium 08:35
    • Rebels v Reds, AAMI Park 10:40
    04 April 2015
    • Chiefs v Blues, Waikato Stadium 08:35
    • Brumbies v Cheetahs, GIO Stadium 10:40
    • Sharks v Crusaders, Growthpoint Kings Park 15:00
    • Lions v Bulls, Emirates Airlines Park 17:05
    10 April 2015
    • Blues v Brumbies, Eden Park 09:35

    Logs

    Rank Team P W Pts

    Opinion Poll

    Sharks centre Frans Steyn has been found NOT GUILTY of a dangerous tip-tackle against the Chiefs. Your thoughts?

    Monday Quiz Madness!

    TAKE THE QUIZ
    There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.