Cape Town - The Southern Kings have confirmed a number of new signings following a week of
intensive training with the SA rugby Mobi Unit.
Chief Operating Officer, Charl Crous, confirmed
that Pumas flank Chris Cloete, (24) and Sharks Lock John-Charles (JC) Astle
(25) had been secured on loan for the season.
Following initial trials, Crous also confirmed
the Southern Kings have also retained the talent of SWD utility back Leighton
Eksteen (21) who has played at scrumhalf, flyhalf and fullback, as well as
SWD’s Luzuko Vulindlu (28) who has played at centre and wing. Both have been
secured on loan from SWD for the season.
Sharks centre Lukhanyo Am (22) has also secured
a position in the squad on loan.
Crous said Sharks hooker Monde Hadebe (25)
would be returning to the Sharks for rehab following a slight back sprain that
will see him out of action for between four to five weeks.
Crous also confirmed hooker Martin Ferreira
(26) and lock, Tazz Fuzani (25) had been secured on contract for the Southern
Kings season for 2016.
“We are thankful for the support that we have
received from the respective unions in making their players available to us. We
are still in the process of securing additional players and will be making a
few more announcements in the coming weeks,” he said.
squad to date:
Davis, 21, No 8
Cloete, 24, Flank
Hess, 26, Lock
Velleman, 20, Flank
Marutlulle, 27, Hooker
Watts, 30, Flyhalf
Adriaanse, 30, Tighthead Prop
(Vleis) Engelbrecht,30, No 8
(JC) Astle, 25, Lock
Plessis, 24, Centre
Luiters, 23, Scrumhalf
Eksteen,21, Scrumhalf, Flyhalf, Fullback
Fouche, 25, Flyhalf
Am, 22, Centre
Vulindlu, 28, Centre/Wing
Jaer, 20, Fullback
Ferreira, 26, Hooker
Ferreira, 31, Prop
Oelofse, 27, Lock
Gates, 23, Flyhalf
Junior Pokomela, 19, No 8
Grey, 26, Wing/Centre
Watermeyer, 27, Centre
Willemse, 23, Flank
Sykes, 31, Lock
Fuzani, 25, Lock
Bholi, 25, Flank