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Name change for EP Rugby

2010-07-14 10:15

Port Elizabeth - The Eastern Province Rugby Football Union have advised of a change to the name of their team in the Currie Cup First Division.

The team will now be known as the Eastern Province Kings (or EP Kings).

This only applies to the Currie Cup team.

All EPRFU Union age group, amateur and schools teams will still be known as Eastern Province.
 

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  • Haha - 2010-07-14 10:20

    Kings of what..??? Kings of losing... ...He he he .!!!

  • james - 2010-07-14 10:41

    your mother is a king of losing

  • Bulls fan forever - 2010-07-14 10:45

    K@K name! Why not Eastern Province Elephants or EP Madibas?

  • clint - 2010-07-14 10:46

    So only the professional arm changes. Well then, learn a lesson from the big boys about how to make a name change. Do it all, at once, it makes life easier in the long run. Took 10 years to get rid of the Wilderbeest for the Sharks XV. Not going to help you guys win anything though

  • hasie - 2010-07-14 10:58

    When are they going to play? Can anyone tell me?

  • Jacques - 2010-07-14 10:58

    Atleast they are trying, ai arme goed.

  • Disa - 2010-07-14 11:08

    If EP were given the budget of the Lions, I bet EP would do better than them in the Super 15.

  • polly - 2010-07-14 11:11

    The greatest school rugby is played in the Eastern Cape. How many home grown players do the top unions produce? They poach at Craven Week from EP, Free State and Boland. I almost forgot. The Blue Bulls produced Bakkies Botha. What an advert.

  • PL - 2010-07-14 12:00

    What? Does EP have a rugby team?

  • Dog - 2010-07-14 12:15

    Lets c if the name change can propell them to super rugby

  • isakd - 2010-07-14 12:34

    we all know that all rugby followers are not clever people. if i read some of the remarks on this topic I get the confirm sign in my eyes. Eastern Province KINGS is new but hope they can go all the way. When the Bulls and later Province and now the Lions were down on performance we all showed them the dis-respect but the wheel is turning. Look at the level of coaches available and then also the administrators coming through from the EP Kings and let us all remember that in a year or 2. look at the richer area's like the Vaal Triangle and then the Valke (oops) and make the comparison who will come through. Remember the big 6 unions of the apartheid era. That is what we need.

  • LM01 - 2010-07-14 12:38

    The Super Franchise will be known as the Southern Kings, this name change is to align the provincial name. EP has done some great thinks over the past 2 years – some good player singeing and Alan Solomons as coach, also the old Blue Bulls CEO is the new EP CEO. After years of mismanagement I am confident they are in the right track, also the old Boet Erasmus hosted its last game 2 weeks ago, EP rugby ad now official moved to the new Stadium built for the Soccer world cup. If you also take into account that 2 of the top 10 rugby schools in SA is in EP – I am very positive!

  • LM01 - 2010-07-14 12:52

    The Super Franchise will be known as the Southern Kings, this name change is to align the provincial name. EP has done some great thinks over the past 2 years – some good player singeing and Alan Solomons as coach, also the old Blue Bulls CEO is the new EP CEO. After years of mismanagement I am confident they are in the right track, also the old Boet Erasmus hosted its last game 2 weeks ago, EP rugby ad now official moved to the new Stadium built for the Soccer world cup. If you also take into account that 2 of the top 10 rugby schools in SA is in EP – I am very positive!

  • Nito @ Polly - 2010-07-14 14:51

    I am afraid as far as EP goes not many top players originate from these schools. How many EP players were taken up in the SA Schools team the past five years? Vertually Zero. And the Bok team is represented as far as schools are concerned as follows: Transvaal = 9, WP = 9, FS = 5, KZN = 4 and EP comes in at a measly 3!

  • @isakd - 2010-07-14 14:58

    Your administration leaves much to be desired dumd@ss!!!And all your corrupt cronies have managed to infiltrate the upper echelons only due to qouta selection/politics.IRB should boycott SA Rugby to rid it of the likes of you parasites.

  • Mark - 2010-07-14 15:01

    Provincialism will kill SA rugby if this hatred towards anything other than YOUR TEAM being the best, is not stopped. Why do you think the Springboks have problems at times especially when the make-up of the team is such that most of the players come from 2 teams? PROVINCIALISM!!! People, support SA rugby. I am all for EP trying to get back on track as there is so much talent in the Eastern Cape yet nothing to keep it there. Why should we not want a province to succeed if it will only make SA rugby stronger in the long run. I cannot wait for 2013 to see the crop of young players in EP been groomed to play Super Rugby.

  • @polly - 2010-07-14 15:59

    well said, EP beat the bulls once again and nothing was said. bakkies cage fight botha is a true bulls, that type of player was never produced anywhere else besides Danville...

  • Blixum - 2010-07-22 09:19

    To all you plonkers: The BB have the biggest and best Rugby Academy in SA. Like I said before, they take the available material form SA and turn them into real rugby players and then recycle them back into the system. You can see that happening on a daily basis: JL Potgieter, Habana, John Smit, Joel Stransky, Naas Botha, Wynand Claasen, etc. etc. etc. Have a nice day!

  • Spike - 2010-07-28 15:18

    One thing for sure, there's plenty of support in PE. We just need a half decent team unlike the dead wood of past seasons. I remember the old days when EP used to pommel WP & NTvl at home. I'd definately make an effort watch that again.

  • wakawaka - 2010-07-29 19:17

    Iam really excited for ep rugby.think about it,should they get promoted to currie cup,we will have atleast some rugby to go and watch,maybe even a test or two.

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