Posts Tagged ‘ Southern Kings ’

Don’t you… Forget about me…

April 17, 2013
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Don’t you… Forget about me…

As you walk on by, will you call my name?
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Posted in Columnists, SANZAR, SARU, Super Rugby | 15 Comments »

Kings get title sponsor

March 7, 2013
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The Aveng Group today announced that it has concluded a major sponsorship deal with the Southern Kings and the Eastern Province Rugby.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 11 Comments »

What is in a name?

February 25, 2013
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What is in a name?

What is in a name?
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Posted in Columnists, Super Rugby | 24 Comments »

Kings & SARU in Mexican stand-off

February 12, 2013
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The Southern Kings announced their reduced, 35-man squad for their Super Rugby campaign which still contains 5 foreign players. The tug-of-war between the Kings and SARU on the number of foreign based players allowed for the franchise has been going since 2012. The Kings, who only has a 1-year guaranteed deal for participation in...
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, SA Rugby Soaps | 126 Comments »

Kings responds to media speculation

January 27, 2013
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The Southern Kings responded to media speculation that SA Rugby will not allow them to field more than 2 foreign players in their squad.
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Posted in SARU, Super Rugby | 4 Comments »

Guma looking to partner with Kings

May 17, 2012
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Guma looking to partner with Kings

As South African rugby and the franchises are locked in meetings today to figure out how to accommodate the Kings, it has emerged that the Lions former equity partner, Guma-TAC, is now looking at partnering up with the Kings.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 8 Comments »

SA Rugby delays Oz visit for new franchise proposal

March 14, 2012
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SA Rugby delays Oz visit for new franchise proposal

SA Rugby has postponed their planned visit to Oz for a 16th team in SupeRugby in 2013.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, SA Rugby, SANZAR, Super Rugby | 2 Comments »

Sulking South Africans stand no chance of adding to Super quota

February 15, 2012
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Sulking South Africans stand no chance of adding to Super quota

It’s February, the Super Rugby season is about to start, and – shock, horror – the South African provinces are having an almighty whinge. Greg Growden February 14, 2012 So, what’s new? One year, they are complaining that the tournament scheduling is unfair because, they argue, it favours the Australian and New Zealand teams....
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Posted in Super Rugby | 35 Comments »

Why was the best option for the Kings ignored?

January 31, 2012
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Why was the best option for the Kings ignored?

Either SA Rugby is busy with a very cunning plan, or they have completely lost the plot – either way, there is no way in hell the Kings can be included in SuperRugby 2013 as SA Rugby promised.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, SupeRugby | 6 Comments »

Kings one step closer

July 29, 2011
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Kings one step closer

A further milestone in the establishment and operation of a Super Rugby franchise in the South Eastern Cape was reached earlier this week in Port Elizabeth when representatives of Border Rugby Union, Eastern Province Rugby and the South Western Districts Rugby Union formally concluded and signed a Cooperation Agreement.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 3 Comments »

Kings participation in Super Rugby highly unlikely

June 27, 2011
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Kings participation in Super Rugby highly unlikely

It appears the Southern Kings’ inclusion in an expanded Super Rugby competition in 2013 is even less likely than when they went by the name of the Southern Spears and promised inclusion in 2007.
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Posted in Super Rugby | 63 Comments »

Kings’ victory was not in final score

January 31, 2011
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Kings’ victory was not in final score

The value of the Kings victory over the weekend should not only be measured in the final score or their ‘readiness’ program for Super Rugby 2013.
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Posted in Columnists, Rugby Administration, Super 15 | 18 Comments »

Kings to play SA Super franchises

November 11, 2010
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The Southern Kings will play friendly matches against all five of the Vodacom Super Rugby teams in 2011 as well as top English club Saracens as the latest stage in a plan by the South African Rugby Union (SARU) to prepare the team for Super Rugby entry in 2013.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 52 Comments »

Kings to play SA franchises in 2011

September 23, 2010
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The South African Rugby Union has reaffirmed its commitment to the establishment of the Southern Kings franchise in the Southern and Eastern Cape rugby regions.
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No Kings until 2013 – Hoskins

May 27, 2010
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Players and fans in the black rugby stronghold of South Africa’s Eastern Cape say officials have broken promises to get their local side into Super Rugby.
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Posted in SA Rugby Soaps | 27 Comments »

Kings tired of SARU stalling tactics

April 20, 2010
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The Southern Kings franchise remains determined to bring Super Rugby to the Eastern and Southern Cape from 2011.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 5 Comments »

Kings set for Super ‘debut’

January 6, 2010
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The Southern Kings will make their second appearance on the rugby field, the first against Super 14 opposition, when they face the Cheetahs in a pre-season friendly later this month.
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Kings still on track

December 2, 2009
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Despite losing out on the 15th franchise for the Super 15, the Kings are still going strong.
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Kings can bring our boys home

October 22, 2009
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JJ Harmse in his News24 column is impressed by the hard-nosed stance SA Rugby has taken on the Southern Kings issue and the selection of the 15th Super team for the expanded competition in 2011 and believe they can bring some of our boys home.
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“SARU has no backbone” – Watson

October 22, 2009
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As was the case with the Spears in 2006, SARU has again showed they have no backbone when it comes to supporting an Eastern Cape rugby Franchise.
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Posted in Rugby Administration | 3 Comments »

Votes won’t decide S15 franchise

October 20, 2009
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Rugby’s SANZAR board will vote on Wednesday whether Melbourne or Port Elizabeth will be awarded Super rugby’s 15th licence, but the matter looks headed for arbitration.
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Posted in Rugby Administration, Super 15 | 2 Comments »

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