Don’t you… Forget about me…

April 17, 2013 15
As you walk on by, will you call my name? If there is one thing that comes close to my love for rugby it is my love for good music, and the moment I read an article about how SA Rugby must ensure a stay of execution for the Kings in 2014 and not subject…

Kings get title sponsor

March 7, 2013 11
The Aveng Group today announced that it has concluded a major sponsorship deal with the Southern Kings and the Eastern Province Rugby. Release The terms of the sponsorship deal include the right to display the Aveng logo on the front of the Southern Kings’ super rugby franchise’s jersey as well as the front of the…

What is in a name?

February 25, 2013 24
What is in a name? What makes a name powerful?  Is it what we associate with that name?  What it represents?  And who has the power to change what a name stands for? The most significant thing for me on Saturday night was not the Kings win over the Force.  Statistically the Force is the…

Kings & SARU in Mexican stand-off

February 12, 2013 126
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 Super…

Kings responds to media speculation

January 27, 2013 4
The Southern Kings responded to media speculation that SA Rugby will not allow them to field more than 2 foreign players in their squad. Release Following the article that appeared in the Rapport this morning, which states that SA Rugby have dismissed the Southern Kings request to field more than two foreign players, President Cheeky…

Guma looking to partner with Kings

May 17, 2012 8
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. Jacques van der Westhuyzen - IOL The Guma-TAC group, one-time potential equity partners of the Lions,…

SA Rugby delays Oz visit for new franchise proposal

March 14, 2012 2
SA Rugby has postponed their planned visit to Oz for a 16th team in SupeRugby in 2013. The South African Rugby Union has written to its SANZAR partners, Australia and New Zealand, requesting a re-scheduling of a planned presentation on an expansion of Vodacom Super Rugby to 16 teams in 2013. The request was made…

Sulking South Africans stand no chance of adding to Super quota

February 15, 2012 35
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. The…

Why was the best option for the Kings ignored?

January 31, 2012 6
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. The news of the Kings automatic entry into SupeRugby in 2013 hardly hit the headlines when it…

Kings one step closer

July 29, 2011 3
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. The region was granted a Super…

Kings participation in Super Rugby highly unlikely

June 27, 2011 63
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. Superxv.com The Southern Kings inclusion in Super Rugby from 2013 appears less likely to go ahead ironically the change comes after…

Kings’ victory was not in final score

January 31, 2011 18
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. The Southern Kings saga has been dragging on for years in SA Rugby. It was a concept created under the Brian van Rooyen era almost 6 years ago now,…

Kings to play SA Super franchises

November 11, 2010 52
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. SA Rugby The Southern Kings –…

Kings to play SA franchises in 2011

September 23, 2010 1
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. The Executive Council of SARU met in Newlands today and appointed a subcommittee, consisting of the newly appointed SARU CEO Jurie Roux, SARU Deputy President Mark Alexander and Southern Kings…

No Kings until 2013 – Hoskins

May 27, 2010 27
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. Sport24 As the Pretoria-based Bulls and Cape Town's Stormers prepare for Saturday's Super 14 final, supporters of the fledgling Southern Kings franchise complain that they feel frustrated and disappointed.…
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