Southern Kings cut Super Rugby squad down to 35

Super Ruby newcomers the Southern Kings have reduced their 2013 Super Rugby squad from 40 players down to 35 ahead of their first match next week.

The Kings squad still has five foreign players in it as Argentina’s Tomas Leonardi
and Nicolas Vergallo have been retained in the reduced squad.

In addition New Zealand back Hadleigh Parkes, French hooker Virgile Lacombe
and Kenyan forward Daniel Adongo.

It has been rumoured that Adongo will take up South African citizenship which
would reduce the number of foreigners to four but that is still twice the number
permitted by South African Rugby (SARU) officials.

The Southern Kings play their first Super Rugby match next week at home in
Port Elizabeth against the Western Force.

Southern Kings reduced squad (35 players)


Schalk Ferrreira
Jaco Engels
Hannes Franklin
Virgile Lacombe
Bandise Maku
Edgar Marutlulle
Kevin Buys
Grant Kemp
Steven Sykes
David Bullbring
Darron Nell
Rynier Bernardo
Daniel Adongo
Wimpie van der Walt
Mpho Mbiyozo
Tomas Leonardi
Cornell du Preez
Devin Oosthuizen
Luke Watson (Captain)
Jacques Engelbrecht


Shaun Venter
Johan Herbst
Nicolas Vergallo
Demetri Catrakillis
George Whitehead
Andries Strauss
Hadleigh Parkes
Ronnie Cooke
Waylon Murray
Michael Killian
Sergeal Petersen
Marcello Sampson
Siyanda Grey
SP Marais
Elric van Vuuren

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