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EP Kings concerned about fatigue

EP Kings coach Alan Solomons is worried that his side may suffer after 16 games without a break.

EP Kings coach Alan Solomons is worried that his side may suffer after 16 games without a break.

CAPE TOWN - EP Kings coach Alan Solomons on Tuesday said he hopes their long season will not count against them in the Currie Cup playoffs.

The Kings, who won the Currie Cup first division this past season, remain unbeaten after 16 matches.

They face the Cheetahs this weekend in the first leg of the promotion relegation playoffs in Bloemfontein.

Solomons said there were pros and cons to playing that many games.

"Yes we have to generate some momentum. We have to go into this game in a positive frame of mind. "

Solomons said the Cheetahs in contrast have not had such a long season.

"We have played now 16 games in a row and when we complete these two games it will be 18 matches without a break. Obviously to that extent the Cheetahs have only had to play 10 games. Which means the playing field is not exactly level."

The Cheetahs are currently bottom of the log after losing seven games.

Kickoff is at 7:10pm on Friday.