Port Elizabeth - The Eastern Province Rugby Union has
thanked coach Brent Janse van Rensburg for his contribution to the EP Kings
operations during his time with the union.
The embattled union on Wednesday confirmed that Janse van Rensburg had
resigned from his post as head coach.
Janse van Rensburg joined the EP Kings as their defence
coach at the start of 2015 and was promoted to head coach of the squad which
competed in the Currie Cup Premier Division.
"We appreciate Brent's commitment to the task assigned
to him and the many hours he worked in preparing the team for various
competitions this year," Watson said via a press statement. "We
convey our best wishes to him and his family for the future."
Despite Janse van Rensburg's move, EP officials remain
confident that the Southern Kings management team will soon be put in place to
continue the preparations for Super Rugby.
"We are in regular discussion with the SA Rugby Union,
who have taken over the organisation of the franchise, on the way forward and
there is much work being done behind the scenes to ensure the Southern Kings
squad is properly prepared for its return to Super Rugby in February," said
"Along with SARU, we are confident of putting a strong
management team in place to continue with the preparations for our re-entry
into Super Rugby. In terms of specifics, any queries can be directed to SARU.
"We would like to thank the contracted players for
their commitment to the Southern Kings cause and to SARU for their assistance
in the preparations of the Southern Kings franchise."