Kings injury free in Australia
INJURY UPDATE: The Southern Kings got their preparations underway on Monday ahead of their Super Rugby clash against Western Force this week in Perth.
The side is in Australia on a three-week tour where they will also face the Reds and Waratahs after Sunday’s clash with the Force.
Team doctor Konrad von Hagen confirmed on Monday that there were no new injury concerns in the touring and non-touring camps.
Kings head coach Deon Davids will be pleased to have all 27 touring squad members in good health before selecting his matchday 23 team later in the week.
"The side enjoyed the bye this past week, and thus we have no new injuries to worry about. Even those players who are on our long-term injury list continue to make very good progress in their rehabilitation," said Von Hagen.
On the long-term injury list is Schalk Ferreira (biceps), Rudi van Rooyen (ankle) and Cameron Lindsay (knee). Flank Cyril-John Velleman (knee), is in the final stages of his rehabilitation and is expected back in action later this month.