The Kings’ liquidation and the Cheetahs’ Pro14 axing illustrates SA Rugby’s disregard for the smaller unions in the heartland, writes RYAN VREDE in the latest SA Rugby magazine.
The Sharks have signed Kings pair Yaw Penxe and Thembelani Bholi on short-term deals with immediate effect.
MyPlayers has voiced its concern on the regularity and manner in which commercial entities of amateur unions are being liquidated within the professional rugby environment, following the news of the Kings liquidation.
Robbie Kempson has confirmed that the Kings have called in medical experts to help players deal with their mental health issues following the franchise’s withdrawal from competitive rugby.
SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux has allegedly officially informed local franchise bosses that South African teams will break away from Super Rugby to compete in an expanded PRO16 competition.
The Money Man and Mark Keohane discuss why it is important that the Southern Kings are not abandoned by SA Rugby.
Veteran scrumhalf Ruan Pienaar has criticised SA Rugby for its treatment of the Cheetahs and Kings with regard to the teams’ future in the PRO14.
PRO14 organisers have confirmed that the tournament will proceed without the Cheetahs and Kings until next year due to travel restrictions brought about by Covid-19.
Franco Smith says the Cheetahs are an integral part of the South African rugby landscape and should be treated as such when SA Rugby decides about the immediate future of its franchises.
Robbie Kempson has revealed that the Kings are on the hunt for a new head coach in the lead-up to the 2020-21 season.