Kings hauled in by SARU

Having selected three internationals in their match 22 against the Chiefs, the PE side has been asked by SARU to explain the breach in regulations.

South African Super Rugby sides may only select two internationals, but the late injury to stand-in captain Darron Nell during the warm-up on Friday saw Argentine loose foward Tomás Leonardi come on to the bench, along with fellow countryman, scrumhalf Nicolas Vergallo, while New Zealander Hadleigh Parkes started at inside centre.

Neither Jaco Engels (Namibia) or Daniel Adongo (Kenya), both in the match day 22, are not considered foreigners by SARU as they are Africans.

SARU have been significantly silent with regard to the Kings and their contracted foreigners, but Friday’s blatent breach of the regualtions will call the national body out of their slumber, and the response will be noted with interest by the other 5 franchises.

The Grunt predicts a slap on the wrist, explained away by the late withdrawal of Nell.