Cape Town - The Southern Kings have
confirmed three more player signings ahead of their return to the Vodacom Super
Rugby 2016 competition.
Operating Officer, Charl Crous, confirmed the signing of the young up and
coming lock, Phillip du Preez (22) the versatile backline player, Jurgen
Visser (26) and hooker, Martin Bezuidenhout (26).
also confirmed that Sharks player, Jaco van Tonder (24), had joined the team on
trial this week.
Preez has been described as one of the best up and coming line-out jumpers. He
recently returned from France, where he played for Bayonne.
Preez started his professional rugby career playing for the Lions in the U18
Coca Cola Craven Week competition, before making the SA Schools team.
joined the Blue Bulls in the ABSA U19 competition before moving to the Cheetahs
the following year to represent them in the U21 competition.
He made his Vodacom
Cup debut for the Cheetahs in 2014.
Visser played 8 games for
Western Province before relocating to Pretoria, where he played 40 matches for
the Blue Bulls in Currie Cup and 31 matches for the Bulls in Super Rugby.
Visser is known for his
versatility, and although playing mostly at fullback, he has also played at
wing and scrumhalf.
Bezuidenhout, who played with
Griquas in the Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup competitions last year, also played
for the Stormers and the Lions in Super Rugby.
Van Tonder is also a versatile
He moved from the George based SWD Eagles, where he played
U16 Grant Khomo and U18 Craven week competitions, to Kwazulu Natal, where he
joined the Sharks.
He made his debut for them in the 2012 Vodacom Cup.
Current squad to date
Aidon Davis, 21, No 8
Chris Cloete, 24,
Cornell Hess, 26, Lock
Edgar Marutlulle, 27,
Elgar Watts, 30,
Jacobie Adriaanse, 30,
Engelbrecht,30, No 8
James Hall, 19,
Astle, 25, Lock
JP du Plessis, 24,
Jurgen Visser (26),
Kevin Luiters, 23,
Scrumhalf, Flyhalf, Fullback
Louis Fouche, 25,
Lukhanyo Am, 22,
Luzuko Vulindlu, 28,
Malcolm Jaer, 20,
Martin Ferreira, 26,
Phillip du Plessis,
Schalk Ferreira, 31,
Schalk Oelofse, 27,
Shane Gates, 23,
Pokomela, 19, No 8
Siyanda Grey ,26,
Stefan Watermeyer, 27,
Stefan Willemse, 23,
Steven Sykes, 31, Lock
Tazz Fuzani, 25, Lock
Thembelani Bholi, 25,
Tom Botha, 25, PropTyler Paul, 20, Lock/Flank