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Southern Kings receive signing, injury boost

By Marc Jacobson - Jan 24, 2017
Southern Kings receive signing, injury boost

In one of the major adroit signings made ahead of 2017 Super Rugby season, prop Ross Geldenhuys will join the Southern Kings from 2015 Super Rugby victors, the Highlanders.

After playing for the New Zealand side for the last three years, which included relinquishing the taste of winning the prestigious Super Rugby title, the 33-year-old can add some much needed affluence to the Kings’ fold.

Geldenhuys has reportedly claimed that he is in apical condition, and could therefore add some stealth to a side struggling with depth and experience.

Meanwhile, the Kings squad was further bolstered with the return of outside back, Malcolm Jaer and lock, Tyler Paul from their respective injuries.

The duo was given the heads up to return to full contact with the rest of the squad ahead of the Super Rugby campaign at the end of February – with training beginning the week of the 23rd of January.

Jaer sustained a hamstring injury when running out for the SA Sevens at the end of 2016, while Paul suffered a shoulder-injury blow and have both rehabilitated and recovered from their respective injuries over the off-season.

Hooker Tango Balekile (shoulder), loose-forwards Sintu Manjezi (knee) and Chris Cloete (knee) are expected to touch grass next Monday (30th January), as they set to join Jaer and Paul from the injury list into full contact training.  

Image: Ross Geldenhuys in action for the Highlanders.