Kings return unwounded

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:15
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INJURY UPDATE: Following their historic 26-24 victory over 2014 Super Rugby champions the Waratahs, the Southern Kings returned home with no new injuries. 

The Port Elizabeth-based side touched down in the friendly city on Sunday in high spirits from their three-week tour of Australia.  

The side are eager to get their preparations for their next assignment underway – an encounter with Aussie side, the Melbourne Rebels, at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday at 19.30 (17.30 GMT).

The team received a day off on Monday for rest and recovery.

Team doctor, Konrad von Hagen, expressed his relief on Monday that there were no new injury concerns in the squad ahead of the side’s first match back on home soil.

"We are fortunate not to report any injuries from the weekend. The team is fully fit ahead of the next game. The guys are getting some rest before training resumes on Tuesday.

"We will then also get an opportunity to properly assess our players who are already on the injury list this week," Von Hagen said.

The team doctor confirmed that flank CJ Velleman is in his final phase of rehabilitation following a long-term knee injury layoff. The hard-working loose forward is expected back in action this month and is set to join the rest of the Southern Kings squad at full training after an assessment this week.

It was confirmed last week that wing-cum-fullback, Malcolm Jaer, sustained a Medial Collateral Ligament (knee) strain ahead of the side’s second match on tour, against the Queensland Reds, before returning home last week.

Jaer was ruled out of action for four weeks.

The team doctor is pleased with the progress being made by other players on the long-term injury list.

Lock Cameron Lindsay (knee), scrumhalf Rudi van Rooyen (ankle) and season captain and prop, Schalk Ferreira (biceps) are responding well to their rehabilitation.

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Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
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Sat, 28 April 2018
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Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
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Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
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Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
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Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
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Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
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Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
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Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
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Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
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Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
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Team P W D L Pts
Waratahs 8 5 1 2 24
Rebels 7 4 0 3 21
Brumbies 8 3 0 5 15
Reds 8 3 0 5 13
Sunwolves 8 0 0 8 2
Pool NZ
Team P W D L Pts
Crusaders 8 6 0 2 29
Hurricanes 7 6 0 1 27
Highlanders 7 5 0 2 24
Chiefs 8 6 0 2 26
Blues 7 2 0 5 12
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Lions 9 6 0 3 30
Bulls 8 4 0 4 19
Sharks 9 3 1 5 18
Stormers 9 3 0 6 14
Jaguares 7 3 0 4 12