Southern Kings caretaker coach Robbi Kempson has admitted that the Cheetahs are a better team compared to his side ahead of their PRO14 match, to be played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.

Kempson says that the Cheetahs’ forward pack is strong and the Kings will have to be smart if they want to win on Saturday.

The Kings are stone last on the seven-team Conference B table with six points having won only one match and lost seven matches while the Cheetahs are fourth on the Conference A standings with 21 points after winning four times and losing the same number of games.

Kempson has added that he has noticed that other PRO14 teams always make sure that they are at full strength when they play against them because the Kings have improved from how they were last season.

The Komani-born Kempson expects his players to put up yet another impressive performance just like they did when they beat the Stormers 13-3 in a friendly in Knysna last Friday.

Report by Monwabisi Jimlongo