WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE SOUTHERN KINGS
We are pleased to confirm our participation in the new-look GUINNESS PRO14 Championship 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 Championship which kicked-off in September 2017. The GUINNESS PRO14 Championship, 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.