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Kings 'will be competitive'

2013-01-24 08:05

Cape Town - Kings defence coach, Omar Mouneimne, believes they will be competitive in the upcoming Vodacom Super Rugby competition.

The Super Rugby newcomers have been largely tipped to fail miserably in their first season in the top flight, but Mouneimne believes they could surprise a few people if they keep their heads down and work hard.

"I can't sit and let those talks bother me," the 38-year-old Mouneimne told Die Burger.

"I (also) can't sit and worry if the Crusaders are going to score 40 tries against us. Obviously I feel the pressure, but I have to make it work.

"You have to strive to improve every week. Every week you have to correct your mistakes and grow.

"We will be able to stand our man. As long as we can minimise our mistakes, we'll be competitive.

"But if we play careless and make a lot of mistakes, it could become a long season," he said.

Mouneimne does not only focus on defence. "I also help with different things like helping the players dominate with ball in hand during contact situations."

He's also participated in various martial arts, which landed him his first coaching role in rugby with the Blitzbokke in 2006. He helped the SA Sevens side with their play in contact situations and at the breakdowns. After that he went to Western Province and the Stormers before helping Italy's national side.

"It was a privilege to work with Nick Mallett at Italy," he said.

The Kings open their Super Rugby campaign at home to Australia's Force on Saturday, February 23.

HAVE YOUR SAY: How well do you think the Kings will perform in this year's Super Rugby competition? Can they surprise a few people? Send your thoughts to Sport24.

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Comments
  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2013-01-24 08:11

    Competitive in keeping the scores under 100:):)

      lionel.kemm.9 - 2013-01-24 08:38

      I really am happy for the people of PE that they are finally getting to see some decent rugby but its just the way that the this whole thing was handled that irritates me.

      squeegee.pilot - 2013-01-24 08:44

      Yea right...! Prove me wrong and I'll be the first to admit it. For now I'm looking forward to see the Southern Kringes get thrashed...

      nigel.vos.1 - 2013-01-24 10:02

      I am also looking forward to them getting trashed - they only made it into Superrugby because of the continuous tantrums of the Watsons and political pressure . They screwed the Lions (no, I am not a Lion supporter) and I will support any team playing against them. Eastern Kings - earn promotion to the Currie Cup Premier division and thereafter to Superugby the honorable way.

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 10:24

      Just listen to all the babies cry, AGAIN!! Kings Supporter al the way!!!!

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 10:28

      Also it points directly at your own poor character when one only wishing negative things apon others!! Its been said a 1000 times, intervention was needed to get the eastern province/Coastal area out of the slums. What they do with it is up to them, however the far reaching positive effects of this move to the greater area as well as the rugby community as a whole will be emense!!

      dewald.botha.50 - 2013-01-24 10:39

      The nice thing about this is that the ANC will see the BEE and performance lies on two different sides of the coin! You can't perform just because you think you deserve it!

      Jason - 2013-01-24 11:27

      Omar who???

      Jason - 2013-01-24 11:28

      Lionel im getting some lads together to go to the Cape Town stadium on Sat 9th Feb for the Stormers friendly....................are you in. FB me

      forssmantim - 2013-01-24 12:21

      I agree with your sentiments about the handling of this situation and I feel very sorry for the people who are taking the slack. EP has one year to work this out and then they have to fight for their position in the tournament - I believe they should have played a relegation game to be included in this year's tournament in any case. That would have been fair - you need to earn your position and not use politics to gain favour

      bheki.cele.1650 - 2013-01-24 14:24

      Dewald can go and shut up! BEE has nothing to do with it. BEE is here to stay and I am here to profit from it. VIVA ANC VIVA BEE!!!

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 14:37

      HA ha Bheki!!! ja and we get lots of tenders!!!

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 14:42

      in the EC that is!!

      bheki.cele.1650 - 2013-01-24 15:23

      More tenders for me!!!! The rest of you can suck it!

      thomas.cannon.712 - 2013-01-24 23:04

      Headlines yesterday" Kings start Super Season on a winning note!!!!!!! They scraped home against NNMU Varsity cup team!! This is shocking, this is even below Vodocom level!! I don't care if they put their 2nd team inn, the result for any other Super team would have been a thrashing of epic preportions, even it was the Lions!! They are going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat to be remotely competitive, or just pull the clowns out of the competition!!!!

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-25 12:15

      OH please thomas, make sure of the facts!! it was a practice game with scenarios set out, not a rugby game.

  • neill.smit.5 - 2013-01-24 08:19

    They are a joke, and will make SA's name GAT!

      andre.vandeventer.16 - 2013-01-24 08:33

      I am prepared to give them a chance, perhaps they are a revelation, although I do have my doubts!

      tyron.bains.5 - 2013-01-24 09:23

      ALL i can say is that ur Lions did the same.Ha Ha Ha

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 10:29

      @ Tyron, Exactly!!!!!!

      renaldogouws - 2013-01-24 23:05

      and the Lions didn't make our names gat by finishing last for the last 3 years? Wake up.

  • Wikus Erasmus - 2013-01-24 08:20

    I feel sorry for the players.... At least the South African ones... The whole of SA is so disgusted with SARU and the Watson's behavior the rest of the union' stakeholders cop it too. Its not their fault Cheeky lives up to his name.

      mark.ross.779 - 2013-01-24 10:07

      I also feel so bad for the players. They just want to play, its the damn management and the politics that are the issue... Sadly I still think they'll take a pounding this season, but I hope I'm wrong and I hope people change their perception (of the players at least).

      chez.kri - 2013-01-24 10:49

      @Wikus and letsAll....I agree with you. I feel for those players (other than Puke). For the most part they are just regular folks trying to play the game they love so much; and here we are wishing them a thrashing. Yes I also hope they lose and get relegated but I can't bring myself to be mean to the players (except for the 2 Twatsons of course)

      bheki.cele.1650 - 2013-01-24 14:27

      Why you upset with LUke, what did he ever do to you? He stood out for what he believed in and now you hate him. You can all go suck it!

  • Johannes - 2013-01-24 08:21

    I hope they get pumped! This whole process was a joke.

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 10:31

      Drop your prison mentallity!!

      Johannes - 2013-01-24 10:59

      Prison mentality?? It's a load of crap that they are even aloud in the S15. I do not support something that is not right. Their inclusion is not right. SARU make the rules that everyone must abide by, except for themselves. Sounds like another (political) union I know. Guess what, I don't support them either!

      bheki.cele.1650 - 2013-01-24 14:28

      And they dont care about you! Johannes you are a nothing! a nobody, your opinion doesnt matter haha:D

  • pete.moore.12 - 2013-01-24 08:24

    It is going to be a tough season for them, they are going to be playing against some stellar players, I think one major upset would be an amazing accomplishment for the team, they will place last though, this is known!

  • mike.murphy.54584 - 2013-01-24 08:24

    Good luck Kings>

      maniem1 - 2013-01-24 09:14

      Suck up!!!!!!!!!!!! You need to open your eyes sorry to say. But hey every one has there own tast chust sad to see some has bad tast.

      Fishlus - 2013-01-24 09:22

      @maniem1 - @mike.murphy is correct, they are going to need lots of luck and strong character to get through what is going to be a rude awakening to the Southern Kings and humiliation for Cheeky and Puke. Its going to be a loooooooooooong season for them and only luck will help them

      rodney.louis.7 - 2013-01-24 10:32

      Go Kings ! yeesh u okes can complain lol ... lets enjoy the Rugby !!!!

  • dick.muller - 2013-01-24 08:35

    Their very participation is just another example of how all pervasive in this country is politically connected corruption. By the end of the competition this sorry joke will boast the largest negative points difference ever recorded in the tournament. I for one will not watch a single match.

  • KevinKing - 2013-01-24 08:40

    23 March - Kings vs Crusaders in Christchurch

      maniem1 - 2013-01-24 09:17

      Then 40 tries will still look good for them as they will be hamerd with 60 tries that day. Total wipe-out lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sandile.vanheerden - 2013-01-24 08:49

    I would say Good Luck Kings, but I think they will need a lot more than that.

  • adrian.snyman.16 - 2013-01-24 08:51

    I really think they should have had a season or 2 in the currie cup to get more player exposure/experience, before taking on S15. It's like taking a formula 3 winner who does well, and expect a top 5 finish in F1 ... just doesn't happen without experience.

      maniem1 - 2013-01-24 09:19

      Nie goed genoeg om currie cup te speel nie hel kry nie vodacom cup gewen nie. Gan seer kry as hul in die groot mens rugby is lmga!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bennie.theunissen.3 - 2013-01-24 08:57

    They beat Madibaz 28-12. UJ have beaten the Madibaz 49-0! Let the games begin! Competative my @ss!!! The Lion is waiting for you.....

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 10:33

      Know your facts, it wasnt a normal game bonehead!!

      bennie.theunissen.3 - 2013-01-24 11:52

      Very vocal Ruan and Matt, all of a sudden. Try and make excuses all you want, we will see what will happen and then you 2 knuckle heads won't be around any website. Talking about structure, how about 88-0, oo wait it was'nt your best team..again. Julle 2 knopkoppe is in vir M@erse ontwaking!

      luke.sportify - 2013-01-25 12:14

      @ Bennie, 88-0.... do us as a favour and do some research before writing cr@p on here

  • sandile.vanheerden - 2013-01-24 08:57

    I fear the Kings and Lions will score the same amount of points in the 2013 Super Rugby. Only difference is that the Lions are not playing in the competition.

      slp.mulligan - 2013-01-24 09:04

      Then they will have scored about the same that they have in the last few years. The lions have proven how poor they were, and they did make our name gat. The kings can't do much worse.

      sandile.vanheerden - 2013-01-24 09:19

      @slp.mulligan The Lions have won the Super 10, but yes they have also reached a few lows. The Kings on the other hand are about to find out that the basement has a sewer.

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 10:35

      Super 10????? ha ha ha ha ha ja that proves how good they have been the last 5 odd years!! ha ha

      sandile.vanheerden - 2013-01-24 11:02

      @ruan.smith.14 It is still recorded as a Super Rugby title. How many South Africa sides have done so Bulls and.. ?? ha ha ha ha ha ha yes the Lions.

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 12:54

      new year new title!!! who played then? give me their names? without googling it!! it doesnt matter!!

      sandile.vanheerden - 2013-01-24 13:07

      @ruan.smith.14 Okay, without googling it, I can tell you that the Lions have achieved more than the Kings can dream of, including playing Currie Cup Rugby.

      pierre.g.devilliers - 2013-01-24 13:08

      I recall a time the Bulls finished bottom of the log 5 or 6 years in a row. Now they are the team with the most S15 trophies in SA. All teams go thru bad patches, even the mighty crusaders in the beginning of the tournament finished bottom of the log. So saying the Lions dont belong in S15 because of performance is a dumb statement. The top 5 Currie Cup teams from the previous year must be the 5 teams representing South Africa in the S15. Thats the ONLY fare way.

  • tyron.bains.5 - 2013-01-24 09:01

    What people cmmenting so negative about the kings tend to forget is that a lot of their players played S15 rugby before. I believe they cant do worse than the lions did when they had their many chanses.

      holger.schonfeld.9 - 2013-01-24 11:36

      @ tyron, the difference is that the Lions actually deserved to play on the super rugby because of their wins in the curry cup .what have the Kings won........a paid way to humilition and embarressment,

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-25 12:18

      No they dont!!

  • derrick.villiers - 2013-01-24 09:04

    i cant wait i hope they get pumped every weekend by 40 tries!!! i have no time for the kings!! let the lessons begin !!!

  • Nakkie69 - 2013-01-24 09:07

    I'll be a big supporter..... for anyone playing AGAINST the Kings..!!

      maniem1 - 2013-01-24 09:22

      Even when it is sundowns lol

      rodney.louis.7 - 2013-01-24 10:35

      @ Nakkie first work on your, grammer bru lol

      johan.d.toit.5 - 2013-01-24 10:47

      While he is working on his grammer (sic) you might as well work on your spelling

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-01-24 09:07

    I'll support them as an SA team but think they are going to ship a lot of points, especially overseas.

  • Nico Myburg - 2013-01-24 09:17

    Will be supporting any team playing against them

      johan.vanheerden.12 - 2013-01-24 09:37

      Seeing how they are demanding special treetment from Saru, I feel a strike coming up if they loose or don't get their way. The only Marikana though will be on the field!

  • wesley.green.3597 - 2013-01-24 09:17

    I hope u will be competitive! u a SA team! i dont care how they were made up or entered. but sheeet. Dont make us look bad!

  • she.is.here.777 - 2013-01-24 09:21

    Happy juice now on special at your local liquor store.

  • davemanza - 2013-01-24 10:14

    The only bright light stemming from the Kings' inclusion in S15 is that the other SA Teams will rack up huge points out of the local derbies in the same way the Reds did against the minnow Aussie sides two seasons ago.

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 10:38

      I swear, you just copied and pasted this comment.

  • johan.d.toit.5 - 2013-01-24 10:51

    I have a lot of sympathy for the Kings players. They are in it to play the game and play it at the best level possible. I think they will find themselves way out of their depth, but don't criticise them. They did not cause this, they are simply taking an opportunity presented to them. The ones who should face the music and who, in my opinion, need to take full blame for the sorry state of affairs are the Watsons and SARU

      nigel.vos.1 - 2013-01-24 11:08

      Agrree Johan.d.toit.5 - nothing wrong this EP or the people - it's Cheeky, Puke and the polititians who won't stop until all sports teams are black. Having the best players on the field isn't a resonable approach by the tantrum thowing cANCer.

  • vanrooyenmara - 2013-01-24 11:03

    Ek het lanklaas so lekker gelag wahahahahahahahaha

  • louis.bensch.31 - 2013-01-24 11:07

    Not even martial arts will save the queens this year

  • Jimmy NZ - 2013-01-24 11:20

    All those comparing the Lions cr@p record to the Kings are in for a rude awakening... While the Lions have been bad they have been some what unlucky as they missed a few and were fairly competitive! The Kings have not 1 player that would make the starting line up of a top team (including puke) and have no depth so to speak of! It will be one way traffic and a few records will be set this season! I actually feel for the lads as mid-season they are going to be smashed and up a creek with no paddle!

      nigel.vos.1 - 2013-01-24 11:33

      Spot on Jimmy NZ

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2013-01-24 11:29

    Only amongst themselves will they be competitive to try and keep positions in the team but at BIG games they are going to K*K

  • holger.schonfeld.9 - 2013-01-24 11:30

    I really and truly hope that they feel the might of the super rugby- buying your way in....shocking,,, well one thing you wont be able to buy yourself Watson is a dignified season and a respectful departure from the super rugby... may all your bones be crushed a over and over

  • steven.crofton - 2013-01-24 12:00

    The Kings are in, it's done and no amount of complaining will change it. So stop whining about it and support them, at least against the Australasian teams, because they are SOUTH AFRICAN. I'm a Lions fan btw.

      louis.bensch.31 - 2013-01-24 12:26

      Ha ha, I will even support the Julius 15 before I support the queens, not a big Lions supporter are you?

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 12:56

      Go ahead!! no pun intented!!

      steven.crofton - 2013-01-25 09:49

      If you support another country's team over an SA team, you're not a true South African, are you?

      louis.bensch.31 - 2013-01-25 10:13

      All thanx to SARU and kots se pa, now only a Lions supporter.

  • Dinos.Kaparos - 2013-01-24 13:18

    Kings defence coach is one jon i don't want to have!!!!

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-24 14:28

      why would you like to have Jon anyway? unless that is your thing or your type?

      tyron.bains.5 - 2013-01-26 11:14

      WHAT ARE U,? A POEPHOL PILOT?

  • shukri.dixon.1 - 2013-01-24 13:37

    i just love all the critiszm towards the kings,every word makes them stronger and feeds the fire towards seeing the faces of the nay sayers when they do good,coz remember...haters are your biggest fans coz they seem to knw everything about you and youre on their minds 24 7, gotta love em,lol.

  • bheki.cele.1650 - 2013-01-24 14:21

    I'm so glad the Lions are out and the Kings are in! Its only fair! If there's no threat of relegation the teams get complacent at the bottom and it kills the competition. This way if the Lions make it back next year they will really fight to stay in top level rugby. Well done for getting something right!

      pierre.g.devilliers - 2013-01-24 14:49

      I agree there must be some sort of relegation. So, the top 5 Currie cup teams to play in S15. You cant pop a 2nd division (Not even a log topping team btw) team into the toughest rugby tournament in the world. Or maybe top 2 Currie cup teams guaranteed spots while the rest of the provinces have a relegation tournament to see who the next 3 teams are that go thru... lol... that could be fun

      bheki.cele.1650 - 2013-01-24 15:05

      True but Super Rugby should have nothing to do with Curry Cup Rugby. The teams that play there are Franchise not provincial teams. If the Bulls decide they want to sell and move the team to East London then they can do that. Either way it comes down to money, any franchise can come into Super Rugby if they have the money I think. The Kings are a franchise! They have nothing to do with provincial rugby. Come on guys stop moaning and use your common sense.

  • louis.fourie.562 - 2013-01-24 15:21

    The way they got into superru

  • louis.fourie.562 - 2013-01-24 15:26

    The way they got into super rugby is and always will be unfair! They don't deserve that shot ! I Hope Crusaders smash them 100-0 !politics doesn't belong in sport it's two separate entities and should.never be mixed! They taking away the spirit of the game ! Only an idiot would justify politics in sport ! All of the kings fans forget that they got a 88-0 beating against a full strength Lions team! This will be a very long and embarrassing season for the kings!

      shukri.dixon.1 - 2013-01-24 21:22

      so then you shouldnt have any worries louis,seeing as we have such alot of fortune tellers in SA,who can read the future.i too excel at fortune telling......i see...unhappy faces....nay sayers.....egg on face....kings laughing.....lol,that one is on the house,call me for more revelations.

      tyron.bains.5 - 2013-01-26 11:11

      It will never happen. Not even in S.A.

  • marius.vanwyk.756 - 2013-01-24 15:33

    Whoopeee vir Lukas Kotse en sy hoerskool span!!!!!

  • marius.vanwyk.756 - 2013-01-24 15:35

    Whoooopeeeee vir Lukas Kotse en sy troepies........ Make South Africa more sickening!!!

  • moederstad.wp - 2013-01-24 15:58

    Strange, they made it due to PUKE and ANC, and playing players of colour, due to transformation in South Africa. Now please help me why is their no white faces in Bafana Team ???

      tyron.bains.5 - 2013-01-24 18:28

      We are talking rugby u racist moron.

  • christopher.caine.71 - 2013-01-24 17:38

    The blame for the way this was handled should be placed on SARU. The Kings should've been advanced to the first division of the Currie Cup for a few years, and started a competition like the one the Lions have going on this year. Once they're a little more experienced SARU can start relegation matches between them and whoever finishes last out the South African teams. If SARU had the brains given to a rock they could've done this 5 years ago, maybe then we would see the Kings in the Super 15 on merit this year.

  • wade.johnson.58726 - 2013-01-24 23:42

    Kings are gonna get F'ed in the A !!

  • angelique.rheeder - 2013-01-25 00:33

    It's absolutely disgusting to see how negative so called "proud" South Africans are towards their fellow countrymen. If you people put the amount of positive energy, instead of all the negative energy into actually supporting a new product of your country, we will be a much more successful country. This is related to the Kings but can also be put into practice in general support for your country. Hearing things like "I hope the Crusaders thrash them" is small minded, pathetic and childish! Grow up, stop bitching and turn your negativity into positivity. Even if you are not a Kings fan and don't agree on how they got there, they are where they are so deal with it. If you have a problem with it talk to SARU and don't take it out on the Kings. They did not make the decision on their own. Super rugby is not where you fill in a form with your team and enter. The Kings are there because they followed the process required and that process was set up by ALL three countries that take part. Stop with the negativity! If you are not a Kings supprter and don't agree that they should be where they are, keep your negative comments to yourself and let it rot within YOU and you alone. and to the smart ass Jason with the comment "Omar who", if you understood that a rugby team consists of more that just the 15 players on the field and the 7 reserves, you would know exactly who he is. Will be sending all the positivity to the Kings for the upcoming season and will back them all the way!!!

      steven.crofton - 2013-01-25 09:55

      Well said, Angelique. I couldn't agree more.

      louis.bensch.31 - 2013-01-25 10:21

      Jee could not get past the second sentence....yawn....

      shukri.dixon.1 - 2013-01-25 11:44

      well said Angi,thats why this country will always be devided,its funny how in NZ the hurricanes play in the lower division domestically and are a SR team yet the ppl dont complain.maybe thats what makes their rugby so strong,less fortune tellers,and support for their teams fully.b4 anything else the kings players are south african and should b treated as fellow country men,they like all other 4 franchises represent SA rugby.so to the nay-sayers...back an injured animal into a corner and see what happens

      steven.crofton - 2013-01-25 12:21

      Spot on, Shukri.

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-25 12:27

      Glad there are some people on this page with insight!!

  • womba.wonder - 2013-01-25 00:50

    I believe my Lotto tickets will be lucky this time.

  • louis.fourie.562 - 2013-01-25 07:47

    Why must we be proud of an unfair system were political backing guarantees a teams super rugby entry!! Are you that blind and stupid?? So what your saying is that it is justified to be unfair to other unions who have been in super rugby for years ,.not to mention the financial losses the Lions are facing now because of it! ITS UNFAIR PLAIN AND SIMPLE ! SARU knew that the kings wouldn't have beaten the Lions in a promotion / relegation game. All the speak of your a " false" South African if you don't back the kings is utter nonsense! They don't deserve South African support plain and simple.

      steven.crofton - 2013-01-25 09:59

      What was unfair was SARU making a million promises for 20 odd years to develop rugby in the E.Cape and breaking every single one of them. If they hadn't, none of this would have happened, so it's not the Kings fault, it's SARU's.

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-25 13:21

      Exactly Steven!!

  • angelique.rheeder - 2013-01-25 08:32

    It's absolutely disgusting to see how negative so called "proud" South Africans are towards their fellow countrymen. If you people put the amount of positive energy, instead of all the negative energy into actually supporting a new product of your country, we will be a much more successful country. This is related to the Kings but can also be put into practice in general support for your country. Hearing things like "I hope the Crusaders thrash them" is small minded, pathetic and childish! Grow up, stop bitching and turn your negativity into positivity. Even if you are not a Kings fan and don't agree on how they got there, they are where they are so deal with it. If you have a problem with it talk to SARU and don't take it out on the Kings. They did not make the decision on their own. Super rugby is not where you fill in a form with your team and enter. The Kings are there because they followed the process required and that process was set up by ALL three countries that take part. Stop with the negativity! If you are not a Kings supprter and don't agree that they should be where they are, keep your negative comments to yourself and let it rot within YOU and you alone. and to the smart ass Jason with the comment "Omar who", if you understood that a rugby team consists of more that just the 15 players on the field and the 7 reserves, you would know exactly who he is. Will be sending all the positivity to the Kings for the upcoming season and will back them all the way!!!

  • angelique.rheeder - 2013-01-25 08:37

    It's absolutely disgusting to see how negative so called "proud" South Africans are towards their fellow countrymen. If you people put the amount of positive energy, instead of all the negative energy into actually supporting a new product of your country, we will be a much more successful country. This is related to the Kings but can also be put into practice in general support for your country. Hearing things like "I hope the Crusaders thrash them" is small minded, pathetic and childish! Grow up, stop bitching and turn your negativity into positivity. Even if you are not a Kings fan and don't agree on how they got there, they are where they are so deal with it. If you have a problem with it talk to SARU and don't take it out on the Kings. They did not make the decision on their own. Super rugby is not where you fill in a form with your team and enter. The Kings are there because they followed the process required and that process was set up by ALL three countries that take part. Stop with the negativity! If you are not a Kings supprter and don't agree that they should be where they are, keep your negative comments to yourself and let it rot within YOU and you alone. and to the smart ass Jason with the comment "Omar who", if you understood that a rugby team consists of more that just the 15 players on the field and the 7 reserves, you would know exactly who he is. Will be sending all the positivity to the Kings for the upcoming season and will back them all the way!!!

      christopher.lourens - 2013-01-25 09:49

      Angelique, actually you do complete documentation to enter your team in Super Rugby.... you do however need to get the approval to play in the tournament on MERIT. The Kings are here because of a political decision, there is no other way they could have managed it. They aren't even playing in the top level of SA's domestic competition. All the other teams in Super Rugby are represented in their countries top level domestic competition. THIS is the reason why everyone is p!ssed that the Kings are part of the tournament, if they managed to get there on merit, I doubt people would be so negative about them.

      louis.bensch.31 - 2013-01-25 10:22

      Haai, Angelique het geleer om the copy en paste, mooi so positiewe poppie, nou f.. of

      ruan.smith.14 - 2013-01-25 12:28

      Classy Louis!!! Classy!!

      belinda.r.moscos - 2013-01-25 13:00

      Shame!! Poor Louis obviously doesn't know much about rugby, seeing he can't even post a proper comment!! Well said Angelique!! I totally agree. We all support different teams but no reason to down the others. At the end of the day they all play together for our country.

      paul.sdoow - 2013-01-25 13:10

      there is seriously a lack of understanding of how the format of super rugby . with the conference system it is in my best interest to support my local team and then any to playing against any south African team. then your team would end up top of conference thus guaranteed play off place. so yes would love the crusaders to thrash the kings so when it comes to compatriotism it only comes into play once my team secured a play off .

      shukri.dixon.1 - 2013-01-25 13:37

      louis that is typical 3rd world mentality dude,or should i say SA mentality?

  • tyron.bains.5 - 2013-01-25 09:00

    Judging by all the comments posted here when something is written about the KINGS i think they wil have the most spectators in the S15 this year. All of the KINGS HATERS WANT TO SEE THEM LOOSE AND SUPPORTERS WANT TO SEE THEM WIN.

      shukri.dixon.1 - 2013-01-25 11:48

      lol yeeh dats true,theyll be the most watchd team,so either way,they win!

  • christopher.lourens - 2013-01-25 09:35

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA....pause for deep breath......HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! No chance of being competitve, the Kings couldn't even knock the Cheethas out of the Currie Cup premier division last year....

      shukri.dixon.1 - 2013-01-25 11:59

      you guys seem to have any obsession with the kings,they on your minds and lips 24-7,seems like your one of the biggest fans lol,seeing as ya'll knw everything about them.stop wasting your energy on hate,coz no matter what,they playn SR,and im guessing youll be watchn all their games too?sounds more like a fan.so no matter what their aint nothing you can do but blah blah blah lmao,il send you a shirt.

  • rory.litchfield - 2013-01-25 09:36

    kings will be the pawns of Super rugby 2013 - FACT

  • rory.litchfield - 2013-01-25 09:37

    kings = pawns of Super Rugby 2013

  • steven.boy.92 - 2013-01-25 11:41

    I sincerely hope so...! We in the Eastern Cape have been needing some excitement rugby-wise for ages.I feel if given the time as well we have the players at School level to become highly competitive,my worry though is that we only have a year of Super Rugby.....Let's see on the field!!!

  • luke.sportify - 2013-01-25 11:55

    Sports 24 trolls, dumbest I have ever seen

  • luke.sportify - 2013-01-25 11:56

    Why is everyone on here so against Cheeky? Any idea of what good he has done in the EC

  • luke.sportify - 2013-01-25 12:01

    The franchise system in cricket works perfectly in SA Why was the same format not used in rugby? I think SARU should follow suit The Kings may then do what the Warriors have been doing over the last few years Winning trophy's and being well represented in the Proteas setup EC is a sporting hub, why not use it?

      shukri.dixon.1 - 2013-01-25 13:46

      some SA public are close minded,and just hate the EC,period.maybe they knw its a sleeping giant?and as far as the hate for cheeky goes...maybe he wiped their butts in school?stole their lunch?because it seems alot of them (haters) still havent grown up,schools out ppl!!lol