EP Kings rugby stalwart, Siyabonga Tiger Mangweni, might be getting used to the whistle, but he hasn’t hung his boots up just yet.
Carlos Spencer has been appointed as the EP Kings Currie Cup head coach ahead of their foray into the Premier Division.
The Stormers have signed Kings back Siviwe "Shakes" Soyizwapi as a loan player for the Super Rugby competition.
The EPRFU have welcomed SARU's ruling that will see them playing in the Currie Cup Premier Division this year.
Despite playing for the Waratahs, Jacques Potgieter has not given up his burning ambition to play rugby for the Springboks again.
Kings coach Robbie Kempson believes lock Steven Sykes could add a lot of value as a loan player to any Super Rugby team.
A new proposal could see the so-called big five unions and the Eastern Province Kings be assured of their Currie Cup status.
The Kings will be hoping some exciting displays from their backline will bear fruit when they tackle the Stormers in Port Elizabeth.
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A somewhat changed Kings team will take to the field against the Stormers under the leadership of Steven Sykes.
The Kings will have a new leader when they tackle the Stormers in a pre-season game at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
Lions flanks Jaco Kriel and Derick Minnie scored early tries to set up victory in their Super Rugby warm-up match against the Kings.
Despite losing their Super Rugby spot to the Lions, Kings captain Darron Nell says they will not be motivated by revenge when they clash.
Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has announced a 23-man side to face the Kings in Port Elizabeth.
The Cheetahs have overcome a deficit to defeat the Kings in a Super Rugby warm-up match in Port Elizabeth.