Kings analyse Bulls mauling

02 July 2013 - 09:17
By George Byron

THE Southern Kings coaching staff were locked in deep discussion during the team's training session yesterday as they dissected what went wrong at Loftus where the Bulls thrashed them 48-18.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons and head coach Matt Sexton spoke in the middle of the field before the players went through a rigorous training routine ahead of Saturday's showdown against the Stormers at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Already doomed to play a relegation match against the Lions at the end of the month, the Kings will be desperate to get back on the winning track after three successive Super Rugby defeats.

Asked whether his team could pick themselves up after the Loftus defeat, Solomons said: "They can and they will."

The Kings will be up against a star-studded Stormers side and will need to lift their game to match the visitors, who thrashed the Cheetahs 28-3 at the weekend.

"This is our last game at home and the guys will want to finish in style. We will be very motivated for the game," Solomons said.

The Kings will name their team to face the Stormers today and they have no serious injury problems to consider.

"They did not play well at the weekend and it was a poor performance and they knew it," Solomons said. "We had our usual flush-out today. We have to get the Bulls game out of the way and do a full review with one-on-ones with the players and put the game to bed properly."

Schalk Ferreira and Kevin Buys are both suffering from minor knocks.