Discarded Kings duo off to England

2016-01-13 08:30
Michael van Vuuren (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Two discarded Kings rugby players, hooker Michael van Vuuren and prop Simon Kerrod, have opted to further their careers in England.

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 last year.

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 signed.

"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."



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