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Kings lose Solomons after 2nd playoff

Written by Scott Bevan (The Hobbit)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content on 30 Jul 2013 at 14:03
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Edinburgh have announced that they have secured the services of current Southern Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons.

Solomons will arrive in the Scottish capital on the 9th August, just a week after the Kings’ second Super Rugby promotion-relegation play-off against the Lions at Ellis Park (Kick-off at 17h00 local time). This will be Solomons’ final game in charge of the Eastern Cape franchise that has had a very up and down first Super Rugby season.

David Davis, the Edinburgh Managing Director, was quoted saying that he is delighted with the appointment and that he is pleased that they were able to retain the services of current interim coach Stevie Scott.

‘I’m confident they (Solomons and Scott) will provide the foundations for our long-term objective of becoming a force on the domestic and European stage.’ Said

The Kings go into the 2nd playoff having lost the 1st leg 19-26.


  • Possibly a bad call to announce it the week of the promotion/relegation match don’t you think?

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.07.13 14:09:18 by PTAShark Reply
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  • think they all know the ship is going down….watch them all jump now

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.07.13 14:12:17 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • Was hoping we would sign him as head coach for SR.

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.07.13 14:37:37 by GreatSharksays Reply

  • Lol the Kings….

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.07.13 14:43:50 by Uli Reply
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  • @GreatSharksays (Comment 3) : I would rather catch pneumonia and die

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.07.13 15:30:02 by West Indies Cricket Board Reply
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  • Yes and so the rats starts to run!!!!!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.07.13 16:16:44 by JD Reply
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  • Big loss for the Kings

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.07.13 16:18:06 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 6) : Like rats jumping off a sinking ship…
    Shame. And the Port Elizabethans were lead to believe that Solomons had pledged his soul and heart to the Eastern Cape.

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.07.13 16:53:03 by The Great Couch Shark Reply
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  • The Kings team to face the Lions in a FULL Ellis Park has been announced. George Whitehead takes over from the injured Demetri Catrakilis and Waylion Murray starts at #12 in place of Shane Gates. The Lions team announcement is only expected on Thursday around midday.

    By 16:00 today there were only 2000 tickets left at Computicket and the Ellis Park ticket office. These should go early tomorrow morning.

    15. SP Marais, 14. Hadleigh Parkes, 13. Ronnie Cooke (Vice Captain), 12. Waylon Murray, 11. Scott van Breda, 10. George Whitehead, 9. Shaun Venter, 8. Jacques Engelbrecht, 7. Wimpie van der Walt, 6. Cornell du Preez, 5. David Bulbring, 4. Darron Nell (Captain), 3. Kevin Buys, 2. Bandise Maku, 1. Schalk Ferreira

    Replacements: 16. Charl du Plessis, 17. Hannes Franklin, 18. Steven Sykes, 19. Devin Oosthuizen, 20. Nicolas Vergallo, 21. Wesley Dunlop, 22. Shane Gates

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.07.13 17:09:33 by Baylion Reply

  • @Baylion (Comment 9) : Will be good to see Ellis park full! IF they win, I hope the fans continue in this trend next year.

  • Comment 10, posted at 31.07.13 08:59:17 by PTAShark Reply
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  • @PTAShark (Comment 10) : thinks it a case of WHEN they win now. Cant see the Kings beating the lions at Ellis Park

  • Comment 11, posted at 31.07.13 09:09:33 by The Hobbit Reply
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