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A proposal to expand the Currie Cup Premier Division to eight teams in 2014 was withdrawn before being put to the vote at Saru's special general council meeting.
EP and Griquas do not know whether Friday’s much-anticipated Saru general meeting will result in an expanded Currie Cup Premier Division next year.
The Lions have finalised their warm-up matches ahead of next year's Super Rugby tournament.
Saru president Oregan Hoskins is confident that the Currie Cup Premier Division will be expanded from six to eight teams.
A lack of defensive intensity in the first 40 minutes cost the Cheetahs any chance of victory against a Reds team low on confidence after the hammering against the Waratahs, writes MARK KEOHANE.
The Sharks have a great opportunity this Saturday to bag maximum points and keep the pressure on the Waratahs and Chiefs, writes JON CARDINELLI.
The quality of the South African franchise coaches is in question to a degree it hasn't been for some time and it will have an adverse effect on the health of our rugby, writes RYAN VREDE.
MARK KEOHANE looks ahead to this weekend's Vodacom Super Rugby matches involving South African sides and makes his predictions.View all videos