Kings add to coaching & playing personnel

Kings add to coaching & playing personnel

The Southern Kings have continued to bolster both their coaching staff and playing squad ahead of the start of the PRO14 Championship.

The Port Elizabeth-based side on Monday announced the inclusion South Africa ‘A’ and Border Bulldogs assistant coach Chumani Booi to Deon Davids’ management team.

Booi takes over as backline coach with immediate effect following the departure of Vuyo Zangqa, who has taken up a coaching position in Germany, at the end of the 2017 Super Rugby competition.

Former Springbok flyhalf and current SA Rugby’s acting high-performance manager, Louis Koen, will also be assisting the Southern Kings as a consultant.

The Southern Kings’ playing squad has also been boosted with the signing and arrival of a number of players, who take the squad to a total of 40. These include Southern Kings’ stars during the Super Rugby campaign – Andisa Ntsila, Luzuko Vulindlu and Alshaun Bock – as well as PRO14-experienced players Dries van Schalkwyk and Rossouw de Klerk. There are also additional players who are with the squad on a trial basis.

The Southern Kings will depart for Wales next week, where they will open their PRO14 campaign against the defending champions, the Scarlets, on 2 September 2017.

The Southern Kings squad is:

       Alandre van Rooyen
       Alshaun Bock
       Andisa Ntsila
       Berton Klaasen
       Bobby de Wee
       CJ Velleman
       Dries van Schalkwyk
       Eital Bredenkamp
       Freddy Ngoza
       Godlen Masimla
       Jacques Nel
       Jarryd Sage
       Jurie van Vuuren
       Justin Forwood
       Khaya Majola
       Kurt Coleman
       Lindokuhle Welemu
       Lubabalo Mtyanda
       Lusanda Badiyana
       Luzuko Vulindlu
       Martin Dreyer
       Masixole Banda
       Michael Makase
       Njabulo Gumede
       Ntabeni Dukisa
       Oliver Zono
       Pieter Scholtz
       Pieter-Steyn de Wet
       Rossouw de Klerk
       Ruaan Lerm
       Rudi van Rooyen
       Sbusiso Sithole
       Schalk Ferreira
       Siyabulela Mdaka
       Stephan Coetzee
       Stephan Greeff
       Tango Balekile
       Tienie Burger
       Victor Sekekete
       Yaw Penxe

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