Struggling Kings ready to recharge

Date published: April 12 2016

Kings head coach Deon Davids said his side's bye has come at a fortunate time, as several of his players are battling with injuries.

Their Round Eight bye will be their second of the season and follows their previous break in Round Two.

The Kings are currently at the bottom of the Africa Conference Two table with just four points from six matches, with their only victory coming against the Sunwolves in Round Six.

Davids confirmed that both starting locks, captain Steven Sykes and JC Astle, had sustained light concussions during the game against the Bulls on the weekend.

“Both are being evaluated by our medical team,” he told the Kings' official website.

“Schalk Oelofse has also picked up a soft tissue injury and Edgar Marutlulle has a slight knee injury."

Davids also confirmed that Sti Sithole had sustained an elbow injury, while Jacobie Adriaanse and Shane Gates were still out with a rib and foot complaint respectively.

“On the positive side, scans done on Siyanda Grey’ knee have come back and shown that the injury is not as bad as first suspected, so we are going to be working on his rehabilitation with him in the hopes of him being available for the latter part of the competition,” added Davids.