The Cheetahs and Kings will start the 2019-20 Pro14 season at their home grounds when they host the Glasgow Warriors and Cardiff Blues, respectively.
Peter de Villiers deserves another crack at a coaching job in South African rugby and the Southern Kings gig might just be the perfect fit, writes JOHN GOLIATH.
Worcester Warriors coach Rory Duncan has been given permission by the Premiership side to talk to other clubs amid rumours of a return to South Africa.
Former Springbok boss Peter de Villiers has apparently been shortlisted by the Kings along with three other candidates for the vacant head coach role.
Eastern Province Rugby Union deputy president Bantwini Matika will remain in his position at the union despite his controversial comments about Nick Mallett.
Former Springbok flyhalf Braam van Straaten has left the Sharks to join the Kings’ backroom staff as a defence and kicking coach.
Experienced flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has rejoined the Kings ahead of the upcoming Pro14 season.
New Kings high-performance director Robbie Kempson on reviving the Eastern Province Academy and the franchise’s Pro14 performances.
Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has turned down the opportunity to be part of the panel which assists in appointing the next Kings coach.
The Kings’ majority shareholders, the Greatest Rugby Company in the Whole Wide World, have called for the removal of Bantwini Matika from the board following his statements about Nick Mallett.