Force to face EP Kings?

2012-01-26 13:54

Brenden Nel - SuperSport

Johannesburg - In an enterprising move, it seems the Western Force are looking for some extra games when the Vodacom Super Rugby series takes a break in June.

While most South African sides will be welcoming the three week break enforced by the arrival of England for their three-Test series against the Springboks, the Force are actually looking for more games, and according to the Western Australian newspaper are currently negotiating to host a series of games against the EP Kings in that period.

The break comes at a particularly bad time for the Force, as while the South African sides have three weeks off, they have five, because of the four Test matches - three for Wales and one for Scotland - in Australia during that time. As well as this they have a break before the Test series starts.

The Force then return to face the Brumbies, Blues and Crusaders in a crucial part of the season and coach Richard Graham is adamant that the break will do them more harm than good.

According to the newspaper, he will give players a week off, two weeks in club rugby and the expected game against the Kings before he prepares them for the restart of Super Rugby.



  • Thomas - 2012-01-27 01:12

    It will be interesting to see if the Kings put a full strength team out for these games!! Put a full strength side out and we can guage their potential, a Border/SWD combo and you can hide away from an embarrassment!!!! The Force will have a few Wallabies out but will still be a good test for the Kings, don;t waste the opportunity!!

      Ruan - 2012-01-27 10:18

      I Agree!!! will be something to be measured against!!

  • Matt - 2012-01-27 12:15

    Kings are playing 5 super rugby teams in matter of 21 days. I can understand why they aren't fielding their best teams for all the games.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-28 12:05

      Their 'best' isn't good enough to beat a girls u13 c team

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-28 12:19

      If you think that the Sharks are happy about their 'friendly' a week before Super Rugby and will field a top side then you are dreaming.

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