Cape Town - Two discarded Kings rugby players, hooker
Michael van Vuuren and prop Simon Kerrod, have opted to further their careers
The duo were not offered contracts after SARU stepped in to
take control of the Kings, who were unable to play their players’ salaries late
According to Netwerk24, Van Vuuren has joined Leicester
Tigers on a month-long trial.
Van Vuuren, who also played for Leicester’s junior team in
2009, represented the Kings over the last two seasons. He also formerly
represented Stade Francais and Free State.
Late last year, Sport24 reported how Van Vuuren was prepared
to take the Kings to court following the non-payment of his salary.
Kerrod, meanwhile, has signed with Jersey, who play in
England’s first division.
Jersey have not disclosed the length of contract that Kerrod
"Simon has progressed through age group and Vodacom Cup
rugby in South Africa and has been close to getting an opportunity at Super
Rugby level," Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon told BBC Sport.
"However, he is now seeking to develop his game in
Europe, and I believe his ambition and potential mean that he can make a real
impact for Jersey at Championship level."