Kings Accept Super Payoff
The Southern Kings have accepted a R40 million offer from the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to delay their entry into the Super Rugby competition until 2016.
The Weekend Argus reports that the Kings accepted the multi-million rand deal because they were unable to lure a sufficient number of big-name players to the franchise for next year.
As part of the agreement, the Kings will play in the Currie Cup Premier Division as from next year with SARU hoping to persuade SANZAR to expand the Super Rugby competition to 16 teams in 2016.
The Lions, who finished the season as wooden-spoonists, will therefore remain in Super Rugby for at least three more years.