Kings snap up Cheetah defence coach

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Cheetahs, EP Kings, In the news, Original Content, Super Rugby on 3 Jan 2014 at 09:14
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Former England fullback Michael Horak, the man largely credited with the improved defensive performance on which the Cheetahs’ 2013 Super Rugby campaign was built, is set to join the EP Kings on a five-year contract.

According to Beeld, details regarding the move are still unclear. With kiwi Matt Sexton having left the Eastern Cape to return home to New Zealand, it is possible that Horak will take over as head coach of the Kings, although his exact role has not yet been confirmed. The timing also isn’t yet clear… My assumption is that the move will probably only happen after Super Rugby this year.

The Cheetahs have already lost the services of backline coach Hawies Fourie for the Currie Cup, as he has been appointed head coach of Griquas, replacing Tukkies-bound Pote Human.

Update: Sport24 have now revealed that Horak will be the Kings’ defence coach and will join them after this year’s Varsity Cup. The search for a new head coach the continues, with some whispers linking outgoing Bath Director Gary Gold to the job.


  • Gary Gold will be nice. Horak isn’t bad, but we still need players.

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.01.14 08:04:13 by KingsArmy Reply
  • I know its a sharks site, but appreciate all the news about the other franchises. Thx a lot….keep up the good work!

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.01.14 08:13:21 by KingsArmy Reply
  • @KingsArmy (Comment 2) : yes, Robs been kind to the Kings 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.01.14 17:37:24 by pierre_mackie Reply

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