IT is still early days but the Southern Kings will be desperate for vital Super Rugby log points when they clash with the Hurricanes in Wellington on Saturday (kick-off 5.35am SA time). So says hard-running centre Andries Strauss who has recovered from injury and is expected to be included in the Kings starting line-up for the showdown.
The rookie Kings are bottom of the South African conference with eight points from four games, five adrift of the Cheetahs who have played one game more.
It is vital for the Kings to climb off the bottom if they want to avoid a promotion-relegation showdown against the Lions at the end of the season.
“The Kings are playing every game to win. We need points to avoid a relegation match,” Strauss said yesterday.
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