Rugby

Kings plunged into further crisis as coach quits

2015-12-02 11:23
Brent Janse van Rensburg (EP Rugby)

Cape Town - The Kings have been dealt yet another major blow with reports suggesting that Brent Janse van Rensburg has resigned as head coach. 

Janse van Rensburg was due to take charge of the union's return to Super Rugby in 2016, but according to the SA Rugby magazine website, the 35-year-old has taken up a post with Boland.

The news comes following the latest installment of financial woes to plague the union, with players and coaches salaries for November reportedly unpaid. 

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) has agreed to step in and provide financial aid to the Kings in Super Rugby, but the current debts are still the responsibility of the union. 

EP Rugby president Cheeky Watson has promised a lucrative sponsorship for months now, but has not yet delivered. 

There have also been reports of major player unrest at the union, with scrumhalf Kevin Luiters taking to Facebook to voice his concerns with the state of affairs, suggesting the team had become the "laughing stock of SA rugby".

In another post, allegedly from an anonymous Kings player, Watson was compared to Hitler (see tweet below).

The Kings could not confirm or deny the news to Sport24 on Wednesday, and said they would be clarifying developments formally in a statement later in the day. 

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