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Alan Solomons to coach Southern Kings


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :2009 Lions Tour, In the news, Other SA Teams on 14 May 2009 at 00:15
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Former Springbok assistant coach Alan Solomons will coach the new Eastern Cape franchise, the Southern Kings, when they tackle the British and Irish Lions in Port Elizabeth on June 16.

Rugby 365 reports that Eastern Province Rugby Union president Cheeky Watson told a media conference that Solomons, who is also in line for the position as Director of Rugby in the East Cape, will be head coach for this one match only.

Watson said an agreement had been reached with current Mighty Elephants head coach Chris Grobler, who will step down – along with his assistant coach Ronnie Korkie, who will also be relieved of his duties.

EPRU Chief Executive Anele Pamba confirmed that the government had given its full support to the launch of the Southern Kings Super Rugby franchise on June 16.

“There will be a logo of either the East Cape Tourism department or Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism on the Southern Kings jersey on June 16,” Pamba told the media in Port Elizabeth.

Solomons, who has crisscrossed the globe as a coach, said it was a “big honour” to be asked to coach a team against the B&I Lions.

Solomons, currently the IRB’s high performance consultant, had coached the Springboks – as an assistant to Nick Mallett, the Stormers, Ulster and Northampton Saints.

“Port Elizabeth is where I went to school and it will be a pleasure in what is my home town franchise,” Solomons said of the June 16 showdown.

Solomons is open minded about taking on the full-time role of Director of Rugby if the Kings gain entry to an expanded Super Rugby competition.

“It is something that I will be considering,” said Solomons, who was head coach at the Cape Town-based Stormers before moving to Northern Ireland in 2001.

“It is a case of wait and see what transpires. I have been busy with International Board work and will be travelling quite a lot until the end of the month.”

* Although not confirmed yet, it is common knowledge that retired Springbok prop Robbie Kempson will be Solomons’s assistant.



23 Comments

  • Go Kings!!! :roll:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.05.09 10:03:53 by wpw Reply
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  • What a waste of time. Melbourne will get the license. Then SA will leave S14 anyway and what European comp is going to allow 6 Saffer teams…especially when 4 of those teams are kak already. :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.05.09 10:48:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 2) :

    It wasn’t too long ago when your beloved team finished BOTTOM of the log. :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.05.09 11:10:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 3) :

    hehehe

    No Wes

    that part of history never haPPened!

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.05.09 11:18:58 by wiLLem Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 2) :

    But pls identify the [email protected] teams?

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.05.09 11:19:48 by wiLLem Reply

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  • @wiLLem (Comment 5) :

    You mos know he is referring to Stormers, Lions, Cheetahs and the Kings.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.05.09 11:29:14 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : almost…..Stormers, Liverpool, Cheetahs and the Kings :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.05.09 11:52:31 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 7) :

    ARRRGGGGGHHHHHH

    :evil:

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.05.09 11:56:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : Just ONE dig today :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.05.09 12:05:25 by Rahul Reply

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  • @wiLLem (Comment 5) :

    Yip

    But he must type it

    next post to get “flushed” is/are 31-6

    :cool:

    @wpw (Comment 8) :

    no iSSue

    give the manureokes their dues

    rather them than Chelsea/ the $harks of the Premiership!

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.05.09 12:06:16 by wiLLem Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : to make a POINT :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.05.09 12:06:53 by Rahul Reply

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  • @wiLLem (Comment 10) :

    LiverpOOl should win the Premiership if they want more Championships than ManU

    YNWA!

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.05.09 12:08:30 by wiLLem Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : I think he is referring to those in positions 11, 12 and 14. I dont think previous scores concern him – only log positions. But who am I to speak on his behalf.

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.05.09 12:27:29 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wiLLem (Comment 10) :
    @wiLLem (Comment 12) :
    Luckily this is a rugby site otherwise ONE would be forced to answer…

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.05.09 12:31:53 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 13) :

    Exactly! You sound like Rassie’s lawyer! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.05.09 12:48:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 14) :

    You really are sharp today hey!!! :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.05.09 12:49:15 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) :
    Is that a good or a bad thing? :neutral:

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.05.09 12:57:02 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.05.09 13:13:36 by Rahul Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.05.09 13:18:03 by klempie Reply

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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 13) : You’re more than qualified. :cool:

  • Comment 20, posted at 14.05.09 13:19:26 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 20) :
    Thanks boss. :cool:

  • Comment 21, posted at 14.05.09 13:32:13 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 14) :

    :cool:

    If past scores doesnt count- then past “log positions” counts even le$$

  • Comment 22, posted at 14.05.09 14:24:53 by wiLLem Reply

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  • @wiLLem (Comment 22) : :grin:

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.05.09 14:36:16 by KSA Shark © Reply

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