Currie Cup

Kings players to strike over payments?

2015-09-01 15:01
Cheeky Watson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - EP Kings players and the union’s management are again at loggerheads over apparent delays in player payments.

The cash-strapped union was unable to pay players for several months earlier in the season, but the issue was thought to be resolved last month when EP president Cheeky Watson announced that the players were compensated up until the end of July.

However, according to SA Rugbymag, similar issues appear to have risen again with regards to August’s salaries, and according to CEO Charl Crous they are working at “resolving the matter”.

There is believed to be a threat of a player strike, although Crous said he received no communication in that regard.

The EP Kings are currently struggling in the Currie Cup Premier Division, having lost their first four matches in this year’s competition.

Their next assignment is against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park this Saturday (19:10 kick-off).



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