Alan Solomons, the Southern Kings Super Rugby coach, has indicated that controvertial looseforward Luke Watson will be the captain when the team makes their Super Rugby debut in 2013.
Luke Watson is the son of Cheecky Watson and is widely known for his controvertial Springbok debut and pronounciations he made about Springbok Rugby as well as for the fact that he played for Bath after leaving Western Province.
Watson currently captains the EP Kings in the Currie Cup First Division and is apparently in fine form after missing most of the season due to a shoulder operation and a quadriceps strain, having scored 8 tries in 4 matches.
Solomons said, “Luke is a player that will score plenty of tries for your team, but it’s his general play that has been very impressive. He’s been in great form since coming back from injury.”
Solomons is also of the opinion that Luke Watson could add considerable value to the National Springbok cause, due to the uncertain situation as to who exactly should make up the Springbok looseforward combination.
Solomons continued “Luke has proven he is a quality player and he can make an impact at a higher level, but it’s up to Heyneke Meyer to decide on who he wants to use in his team.”