• Defence guru back with Kings

    Omar Mouneimne has returned to Port Elizabeth following a stint in Edinburgh.

    Mouneimne played a crucial role in making the Kings one of the toughest teams defensively in the 2013 Vodacom Super Rugby competition, and has already begun training with the 2015 Vodacom Cup squad alongside Vodacom Cup head coach Mzwandile Stick.

    'It's wonderful to be back and to be part of the preparations for the Kings' return to Super Rugby [in 2016],' he said. 'We achieved great things in the buildup to Super Rugby [in 2013], going undefeated in the Currie Cup [First Division] in 2012 and achieved so much during the Kings' debut Super Rugby season and it's really a privilege to be back and to be able to contribute.'

    Former Kings physiotherapist James Fleming has also returned to PE as head of high performance, with the focus on overseeing the strength and conditioning, physio, rehabilitation and medical departments and reporting directly to head coach Carlos Spencer.

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    Simon Borchardt