The EP Kings are chasing the signature of Springbok prop Brian Mujati ahead of the start of the Currie Cup.
The EP Kings have signed former Springbok and Sharks player Shaun Sowerby as their new forwards coach.
Wales are expected to play against the Eastern Province Kings ahead of their two Tests against the Springboks this June.
Former All Blacks flyhalf Carlos Spencer will coach the EP Kings in their 2014 Currie Cup campaign.
South Africa's Super Rugby franchises have failed to transform sufficiently over the past five years. This has in turn hampered the transformation of the national team. JON CARDINELLI reports.
Cheeky Watson says the EP Kings' promotion to an eight-team Currie Cup Premier Division will strengthen the development taking place in the province.
The Sharks represent South Africa's best, and only, hope of a Super Rugby title in 2014, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Steven Sykes will captain an injury-hit Kings team against the Stormers in PE on Friday night.
The Lions beat the Kings 19-12 in their warm-up match in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
The Cheetahs fought back from 21-7 down to beat the Kings 36-21 in a Super Rugby warm-up match in Port Elizabeth.
Kings speedster Sergeal Petersen hopes to play against the Cheetahs in a Super Rugby warm-up match on Saturday in PE.
Former EP Kings veteran back Tiger Mangweni has been appointed defence coach for the Vodacom Cup side.
Carlos Spencer will coach the EP Kings backline and focus on developing players' skills.
A proposal to expand the Currie Cup Premier Division to eight teams in 2014 was withdrawn before being put to the vote at Saru's special general council meeting.
MARK KEOHANE, in his weekly predictions, is picking the Sharks to entrench their position at the top of the combined Super Rugby log.
Poor decision-making was at the heart of a disappointing weekend for South African rugby, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Transformation is in the quality of the player and not always in his colour, writes MARK KEOHANE in Business Day.
The former Bok coach says South Africa's ball skills need a lot of work.View all videos