Cape Town - The Southern Kings have added another 2019 Rugby World Cup-bound side,
Namibia, to their preparations for the upcoming PRO14 2019/20 season
which begins in September.
Earlier this week the Port Elizabeth-based franchised announced that they
will take on Georgia in a warm-up match in Tbilisi on August 27.
On Friday it
was confirmed that the Kings will play neighbours, the Namibian
national team, in two back-to-back warm-up matches in Namibia.
The first match will take place on Saturday, August 31 at the Hage
Geingob Stadium in Windhoek, and it will be followed by the second clash in the
coastal town of Walvis Bay at the Walvis Bay High School Stadium on Saturday,
The official Namibian World Cup squad will have been announced by the
time the two sides take each other on.
“We are in a
very fortunate position to have managed to secure pre-season matches against
two national teams that are heading to the World Cup in Japan next month,” Southern Kings Team Manager, Zingi Hela, said.
“We can now
confirm that after our trip to Georgia we have agreed with the Namibian Rugby
Union that we will take on their national team in two important pre-season matches
which the Namibian team will use for their preparations for the World Cup.
confident that the matches will be tough and give us the competitiveness that
we are seeking ahead of our season, and we will be able to provide the same for
Namibia before they depart for Japan.”
grouped with the Springboks at the World Cup.
They will begin their campaign on
September 22 against Italy in Osaka before they take on the Springboks on
They will also face the All Blacks and Canada in the pool stages.