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Watson speaks out after being omitted from Kings side

Dec 14, 2015
Watson speaks out after being omitted from Kings side

Luke Watson has expressed disappointment after being excluded from the first Kings squad named for next year’s Super Rugby competition, but vowed to support the team.

Watson’s name was not among the first 20 signed players named on Sunday to represent the Kings in Super Rugby next year.

"I was obviously disappointed for myself and for many of the other payers who didn't make the squad but at the same time I was extremely happy for my team-mates that made it," Watson said in a statement.

"The past couple of months have been very difficult for us as a group. There have been many challenges. The team must be applauded for the character that has been shown during these tough times. It's far from an ideal situation with some of the players being left out. It's not fair on them. They really deserve to be there too".

"There might be many reasons to be unhappy about how things have worked out but as a province we need to get behind our side and give them our full support". 

The group reported for duty at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Monday for the continuation of administration and logistical preparations as well as working on strength and conditioning programmes. More signings will be made before the completed squad report for duty on January 4.

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed the players would be paid during the course of the week for November and December by a new holding company created and wholly owned by SARU to manage the financial affairs of the Southern Kings.





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