We are pleased to confirm our participation in the new-look Guinness PRO14 competition starting from the 2017/18 season of the European competition. The inclusion of the Southern Kings in another international competition of great stature will signal the dawn of a new era for South African rugby.

Our proudly Eastern Cape-based side has become one of the newest members, together with the Toyota Cheetahs, of a revamped Guinness PRO14 competition which kicked-off in September 2017. The Guinness PRO14 competition, which features top clubs from Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Italy will provide a new and exciting adventure not only for the Southern Kings, but for South African rugby in general as the ground-breaking inclusion of the South African teams provides a pioneering opportunity in cross-hemisphere rugby.

Our team represents the heartlands of black rugby in South Africa – a tradition stretching back to the very establishment of the game in this country – and we will bring a unique passion and flavour to the tournament so support us as we #TEAMUP against the North, especially when we are playing all of our home matches at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, where a number of internationally recognised European players will face us!

The Guinness PRO14 is a premier competition which we will use to continue creating heroes, and it will also be a pathway to bring through local, Eastern Cape talent.


Edinburgh vs Southern Kings