Ireland and Lions legend Keith Wood was scathing about the Cheetahs and Kings’ participation in the Pro 14 tournament.
Speaking on a podcast, Wood was honest and firm about his opinions:
"For me, the PRO14, I don't like it as a competition," he said.
"I've never quite understood (I do understand because of Italy being in the Six Nations) the need to put Italian sides, with no history, no sense of a rivalry into the midst of a Celtic competition.
"And the South African teams for me I think are an absolute waste of time. In terms of player welfare, deciding in the middle of your season, especially for international players, to suddenly have to pop down and play a game at the Highveld, for me it isn't particularly right."
The two sides joined the Pro14 in the 2017/18 season and their results have, unfortunately, been mediocre.