PRO14

Kings centre confident they'll break losing duck

2018-02-01 22:28
Luzuko Vulindlu (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Southern Kings centre Luzuko Vulindlu remains hopeful that they can achieve their maiden win in the PRO14.

The Kings have lost all 13 of their matches to date in the competition and with only eight matches to go, their fans are worried they might suffer the embarrassment of ending the season winless.

“We remain excited (about the PRO14) and we’re pushing each other hard in practice and we believe we can still win some of our remaining matches,” Vulindlu said in an interview with Netwerk24.

The Kings are set for another trip to Europe with matches scheduled against Irish side Ulster (February 9), Welsh side Ospreys (February 17), before returning to Ireland to face Leinster (February 23).

“If you look at our previous match against Ulster at the Wolfson Stadium, you’ll see that we led for 70 minutes (the Kings lost 43-36). Our backline scored five tries that day. It was sort of a turning point.”

The Kings also lost narrowly at home to Welsh side Llanelli Scarlets 34-30, but aside from that there was not much to write home about.

“We were laid low by injuries,” Vulindlu added, insisting that they remain motivated to claim a maiden victory in the competition.

The worst performing team in the history of the competition was Italian side Zebre, who lost all 22 of their fixtures in the 2012/13 season.

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