The Southern Kings appear to have jumped the gun with their announcement of signing Lions hooker Bandise Maku and Toulouse's Nicolas Vergallo for next season .
Maku has stated on Twitter that he has not signed for the Southern Kings while it is understood that Vergallo is contracted to Toulouse until 2014.
Maku said on Twitter that, "No final decision has yet been made on my future . You guys will be amongst the first to know what I decide."
Furthermore the Lions have denied that the Kings have approached them for any of their players.
"Initially there was an emotional response and we were reluctant to say we would release players to the Kings. They banked on the principle that there would be a whole host of Lions players available.
"If we get a specific approach from a player to go to the Kings, we will need to consider it," Lions acting CEO Ruben Moggee told SuperSport.
"We shouldn't get ahead of ourselves, why would we, for instance, loan a player to the Cheetahs and not the Kings? "
"I can state to you publicly that neither Cheeky Watson nor any of his members have approached us to loan players and we've never denied any players to them."