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Southern Kings replace Coastal XV


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, In the news on 29 Apr 2009 at 07:40
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SA Rugby confirmed on Tuesday that the invitational rugby side that will face the British and Irish Lions in Port Elizabeth on June 16 will be known as the Southern Kings and no longer the SA Coastal XV.

Andre Homan said to fall in line with the launch of the new Eastern Cape Super franchise it has been decided to change the name of the side.

“The team will no longer be named the SA Coastal XV. We agreed on the Southern Kings. This fits in nicely with the launch of a new franchise,” he said.

Homan, however, was not prepared to be drawn into speculation about the coach for the match.

“We are all waiting in anticipation,” he said.

IOL reports that Stormers coach Rassie Erasmus, who hails from Despatch, as well as former Bulls coach Heyneke Meyer have been linked to the job.

SA Rugby also indicated that the coach for the Super franchise will be announced in July to enable him to contract players for the 2010 season.

Although that is just around the corner, Homan remained mum when asked if he knows who are in the running.

Homan, however, said the side to play the Lions will not be announced this week as speculated.

“I’m sure Francois Davids and his co-selectors will wait till after the Vodacom Cup final. Right now it is still early days,” he said.



13 Comments

  • Duly noted in the fixtures list. :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.04.09 07:49:02 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • What ever happened to the Spears??

    (Oh baby baby!) :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.04.09 08:07:42 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    The team will no longer be named the SA Coastal XV. We agreed on the Southern Kings. This fits in nicely with the launch of a new franchise,” he said.

    Why say “A new franchise” Why do I have a feeling that we are going to get a surprise and the team replacing the Southern Spears will not be called the Southern Kings?

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.04.09 08:23:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • What marketing bulshit is this, what has the Southern Kings got to do with SA. We have such a rich culture down there, who came up with that name, and how much did they get paid to come up with the Southern Kings. What a crock of sh!t. Surely they could do beter or would we be treading on political toes.

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.04.09 09:08:43 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Whindy (Comment 4) :

    Calm down boet.

    Nothing wrong with changing the name imo.

    Didn’t the Lions change the name of their S14 team as well?? :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.04.09 09:22:45 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Yes and the Sharks changed from Guppies under Putt to the Sharks of today! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.04.09 09:28:53 by Morné Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 5) : I am very calm just sick of crap that the Administrators come up with and worse pay for. They changed to the lions when they were no longer known as Transvaal. They have always had a lion in there logo/badge I think they were originally known as the Gauteng Lions and then became the Golden Lions to depoliticise the name.

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.04.09 09:33:37 by Whindy Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 6) : We have had a couple of Sardine runs as well :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.04.09 09:34:44 by Whindy Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    Southern Clowns maybe?

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.04.09 10:17:26 by blackshark - YNWA Reply

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  • @Whindy (Comment 8) :

    Just a couple?? :grin:

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.04.09 10:25:53 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : This is a rugby site? :twisted:

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.04.09 10:44:35 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 11) :

    hahahaha

    I’ll remember that the day Utd win the league.

    Will ask Rob to ban ANYONE who posts football comments… lol

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.04.09 12:05:01 by wpw Reply
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  • Will SWD be included , thats the big question. If they include them they’ll have 8 of SA Top20 schools to their disposal. If hHeyneke gets the job he sure can make them a team.

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.04.09 13:19:27 by PaarlBok Reply

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