EVEN though tonight's game between the Southern Kings and a Franchise XV in George is only a warm-up match, the stakes will be high for players as they bid to make an early impression.
With their opening match against the Western Force only 22 days away, all the players in the Kings squad will be looking to make a big impact when they play at Outeniqua Park. Tough selection decisions are looming for Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons and head coach Matt Sexton as they bid to find a winning combination.
After tonight's game, the Kings travel to Ellis Park to play the Lions on February 9. They then return to Port Elizabeth to play Currie Cup Premier Division outfit Griquas on February 13.
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