Kings & Pumas in Currie Cup expansion

The Pumas and Kings will be included in an eight team Currie Cup from 2014.

The Pumas are currently leading the Currie Cup First Division, with the Kings second. The Kings played their first four matches without the services of their Super Rugby players and lost three of the four.

Since then they have lost just once (34-32) to the Pumas away from home.

The two teams are comfortably superior to the rest of the Division and will add a competitive edge to the Currie Cup Premier Division.

The Kings, who were relegated after just once season in Super Rugby, lost at home to the Lions in the promotion/relegation match but beat the Lions at Ellis Park.

Subsequent to their relegation 10 players have left the region for Super Rugby playing opportunities.

The Kings have been guaranteed Super Rugby in 2016 and playing in the Currie Cup in 2014 and 2015 will be the ideal preparation, as well as giving the province the opportunity to lure a better quality of player to the Eastern Cape.