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Shaun Sowerby joins EP Kings


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Currie Cup, EP Kings, Original Content on 1 Apr 2014 at 09:26
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Former Springbok and Sharks captain, Shaun Sowerby, became the newest member of the EP Kings’ coaching staff ahead of their entry into the Currie Cup Premier Division.

EP Rugby CEO, Charl Crous, confirmed the appointment today, saying Sowerby, who has made a name for himself playing at no. 8, would be joining the Currie Cup coaching team in May.

“We have a young coaching group that we are grooming and putting together for the long haul, ahead of our re-entry into Super Rugby,” he said.

“The idea was to get young, dynamic coaches such as Carlos Spencer, Michael Horak, and now Shaun Sowerby, so that this coaching unit can grow together and take us forward in the years to come,” he said.

Sowerby made his debut for the Springboks, which was also his only Test, against Samoa in 2002. He captained the Sharks in 2003 before moving to France in 2004 when he joined Stade Francais.

He won the French championship in 2007/08 season with his club Toulouse and the Heineken Cup in 2010. He moved to FC Grenoble for the start of the 2012/13 season.



21 Comments

  • got to say, this is a little bizarre.

    He’s never coached before? Surely you start at a school or a club, not at Currie cup level?

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.04.14 09:45:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : maybe he came at a good price ;-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.04.14 09:56:07 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : On the job training

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.04.14 09:57:17 by Bokhoring Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : It is the Kings… normal doesn’t apply to them.

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.04.14 10:17:13 by lostfish Reply
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  • He did state at Grenoble that he was going to retire and was interested in coaching. Perhaps he started learning the ropes there while injured?

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.04.14 11:06:19 by lostfish Reply
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  • Rob du Preez has signed with WP until 2016.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.04.14 11:35:57 by Seth101 Reply
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  • And Ross Skeat has announced his immediate retirement on twitter. April fools maybe.

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.04.14 11:38:59 by Seth101 Reply
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  • http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkH_8CAIQAATYw1.jpg

    I hate April fools day :/

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.04.14 11:40:58 by Seth101 Reply
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  • It’s very difficult to take any post/ stories seriously today.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.04.14 12:21:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 9) : :lol: this is legit

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.04.14 13:21:34 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 6) : I saw that, its is a disaster

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.04.14 13:45:05 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • :-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.04.14 13:56:42 by Son Of Mayhem Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 8) : of all the irritating days during over a year, this 1 just works on my last nerve

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.04.14 14:06:14 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Ludz (Comment 13) : Im with you on that. Absolutely hate this day :evil:

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.04.14 14:26:14 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 13) : @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 14) : Have you boys been on the receiving end of some pranks today :twisted:

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.04.14 14:36:33 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • If he was headcoach diff story, but as forwards coach I think the kings supporters are happy. He must have picked up a thing or two from playing 10years or so in france……with so many international players and diff coaches. Horak did well with cheetahs defense last year, this year he not as involve and it shows. With spencer they make a young and exciting coaching staff…..let’s hope for the best. EP ON THE RISE!

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.04.14 14:37:44 by KingsArmy Reply

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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 15) : Man you have no idea. 5 this morning my boet phones and says I have to bail him out for drunk driving, then we got robbed at work, then my wife said shes pregnant again, although I didnt fall for that one.

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.04.14 14:50:47 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 17) : :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

    With friends like these….who needs anemones :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.04.14 14:59:51 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • The Heineken cup final is on 24 April. Johan Muller has already announced his retirement. Jake White says he is bringing a lock in. Could it be, or is it a pipedream?

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.04.14 15:38:52 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • @West Indies Cricket Board (Comment 19) : @robdylan (Comment 1) : heard WP signed young Rob du Preez!!! Bad news I think…

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.04.14 16:12:07 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • http://m.news24.com/sport24/Rugby/WP-scoop-Sharks-Du-Preez-20140401

  • Comment 21, posted at 01.04.14 16:13:30 by BoerSeun Reply

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