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Kings recruit Cheetah scrumhalf


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Cheetahs, Currie Cup, EP Kings, Original Content on 9 Apr 2014 at 08:06
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Former Cheetah scrumhalf, Kevin Luiters, is the latest signing for the EP Kings and joined the Currie Cup training squad on Monday already.

The 21 year old, Port Elizabeth born, played Border u13 before joining the Free State Cheetahs, where he represented them at u16 and u18 level.

Luiters also represented the UFS Shimlas in the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Varsity Cup competition.

He had a few outings for the Vodacom Cup side before making his Currie Cup debut for the senior side against the Sharks in 2013.

EP Kings CEO, Charl Crous said, “We are really excited to have Kevin here, he is an energetic player who comes from the region, who has a great career ahead of him, and we are keen to see what he will bring to the EP Kings team.”

Luiters will be joining Michael van Vuuren, Isak van der Westhuizen, Hansie Graaff and Tim Whitehead on the list of newly recruited players, since the inclusion of the EP Kings for the next two seasons of the Currie Cup Premier Division in February.

Luiters’ contract runs through to the end of the 2017 rugby season.



14 Comments

  • I remember the days when the Kings used to lobby for inclusion sitting their endless amounts of local talent…..

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.04.14 08:09:45 by Seth101 Reply
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  • I hope EP rugby takes a page out of the sharks book in the 80′s.

    Get a strategy that will build a base for growth. Get some sort of brother union on jou side. For example send you youngsters to the sharks Academy. And let them have first choice. But make sure you get access to the pool of talent. I assure you your depth will be doubled. And you will have talent filtering into your structures. WP academy is doing with our university sides. Province picks the best and players like Liam slatum 3rd choice 9 gets opertunity to play for competitive structures. It makes sence.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.04.14 08:22:35 by BoerSeun Reply

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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 2) : Agreed

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.04.14 08:29:51 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @BoerSeun (Comment 2) : How much of an impact will the changes to next year’s varsity cup comp have on players from academy’s being allowed to play for them?

    If they’re not allowed to represent varsity sides, then club rugby will be the benefactor of some talented players.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.04.14 08:42:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • The EP region has feeder schools like Grey High, Selborne, Dale etc. They have an academy that was very successfully run in Emphangeni before the relocation. They have a well performing Varsity Cup side. They have a world class stadium and training facility. So for me its seems like the top level management are the only ones failing this Union as they are more worried bout being in the press and blaming everyone else for their own short comings. They need to get their own house in order first. Having said my 2 cents I think Kevin Luiters is a good player and great signing and having lost Shaun Venter to the Cheetahs it only makes sense.

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.04.14 09:07:56 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Kings are bringing back some of their own, Steven Sykes, Michael v Vuuren, Tim Whitehead, Kevin Luiters.

    @BoerSeun (Comment 2) : they busy developing a lot of their younger players through the Vodacom Cup, mainly consists of their u21 squad from last year, none of their senior players are playing, which I personally think is not the best way to prepare for the Currie Cup, there is no substitute for game time. Let’s hope we’ll see some of the Madibaz players coming through the ranks as well.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.04.14 09:11:45 by pierre_mackie Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 5) :

    Shaun Venter played for the Pumas . He was Loaned to the Kings . So technically the Pumas lost Venter and not the Kings ….

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.04.14 09:25:09 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 7) : Yeh true, i think i was more making the point that with Venter now at Free State it means no place for Luiters so good decision for him to move with a chance of playing CC etc. Faf DeKlerk should be the no.1 scrumhalf for the Pumas this year.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.04.14 09:38:37 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Now they must bring back Lionel Cronje, Lubabalo Mtembu, Sbura Sithole, MB Lusaseni, Stokkies Hannekom, Bongi Mbonambi and recruit a decent tighthead!

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.04.14 09:45:20 by Mpandla Reply

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  • @Mpandla (Comment 9) : Not yet, they are all still serving their apprenticeships.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.04.14 12:16:16 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • Is Luiters the youngster that was in that bad accident in Bloem a few years ago?

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.04.14 12:32:46 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 11) : nah, that was Wilton Pietersen

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.04.14 12:54:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : Thanks, now didnt I see/hear his name with one of the Varsity Cup teams, Wits I think.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.04.14 13:13:25 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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  • Yep , Wits it is / was.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.04.14 13:15:52 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply

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