STAND-IN Southern Kings skipper Steven Sykes showered praise on his "never-say-die" teammates after they slid to a 35-24 defeat to defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday. "The guys have really been putting their hands up for the past three games and things can only get better from here," Sykes predicted.
On Saturday, the Kings face their biggest challenge of the season when they come up against the much-vaunted Crusaders in Christchurch in a showdown that will test their resolve and character to the limit.
The rookie Kings team kept 30882 fans on the edge of their seats on Friday as they gave the classy Chiefs outfit a major scare on an evening of high drama.
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