The home side, in turn, will have their sights set on bouncing back from their disappointing 38-0 defeat against Edinburgh in Scotland, especially after an encouraging spell in their four previous encounters in which they suffered three defeats by seven points or less.
He will be remembered as an outstanding coach who coached the nation’s immensely successful 1968 and 1972 Olympic squads to the Mexico and Munich Games and the 1970 Commonwealth Games squad to Edinburgh, Scotland.
Patrice Collazo's outfit face Edinburgh and Newcastle on consecutive weekends needing to win both fixtures if they are to hold any hope of advancing to the European Cup's quarter-finals.
The Southern Kings, meanwhile, struggled to make their presence felt against Edinburgh on Saturday, and in the end went down 38-0.
The Nigeria international who joined the Hibs initially on loan from Celtic in 2017 snubbed an improved three-year deal to extend his stay in Edinburgh.
Photo: Deryck Foster/BackpagePix MURRAYFIELD – Southern Kings coach Deon Davids named his match-day squad of 23 for the side’s opening PRO14 match for 2019 against Scottish side Edinburgh in a Round 13 encounter at Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday night.
@PRO14Official Round 13 fixtures: Saturday - Edinburgh v Isuzu @SouthernKingsSA - 21h35 Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Sunday - Zebre v Toyota @CheetahsRugby - 15h00 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma pic.twitter.com/fPm68unKEj — South African Rugby (@Springboks) January 3, 2019 Cheetahs Team 15 Malcolm Jaer 14 William Small-Smith 13 Benhard Janse van Rensburg 12 Nico Lee 11 Rabz Maxwane 10 Tian Schoeman 9 Tian Meyer (captain) 8 Daniel Maartens 7 Junior Pokomela 6 Gerhard Olivier 5 JP du Preez 4 Justin Basson 3 Aranos Coetzee 2 Joseph Dweba 1 Ox Nche.
PORT ELIZABETH – The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will aim to hit the ground running in the Guinness PRO14 this weekend after a four-week festive season break when they line up against Edinburgh and Zebre Rugby Club in Scotland and Italy respectively.
Edinburgh, the Scottish capital’s traditional Hogmanay celebrations, took place on a pro-European theme ahead of the year in which Britain is due to exit the union.
Scottish capital Edinburgh’s traditional Hogmanay celebrations will also have a pro-European theme.