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:
|SOUTHERN KINGS 2017 PRO14 SQUAD|
|Alandre van Rooyen|
|Bobby de Wee|
|Dries van Schalkwyk|
|Jurie van Vuuren|
|Pieter-Steyn de Wet|
|Rossouw de Klerk|
|Rudi van Rooyen|