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Sexton to stay on & get Kings back in Super Rugby


Southern Kings head coach Matt Sexton will stay on for another year

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Article Published: Wednesday 14 August 2013


Southern Kings head coach Matt Sexton will stay on with the relegated Super Rugby team until the end of 2014 but will take on a more administrative role.

Sexton will be taking on more duties following the departure of the Kings director of rugby Alan Solomons who left to join Edinburgh in Scotland.

The former Crusader plans to help in mapping out the future of Eastern Province (EP) rugby while the team are out of Super Rugby.

"I will be involved in the strategic direction of EP rugby and making sure things are in place for our entry back into Super Rugby because that is an absolute desire," Sexton told Business Day.

"We have had a taste of what Super Rugby is about and desperately want to get back," said Sexton, a former Crusaders hooker.

"It was never planned for me to coach the Currie Cup side. David Maidza and his team have been doing a fantastic job and there has already been a lot of change already. "

"So it would have been more disruptive. So we have decided to continue with that and help with more expertise around the forward stuff. "

"Forwards coach Barend Pieterse is running that stuff and I will be chipping in and helping where I can."

Sexton says that it is critical that the Kings have retained a core of experienced players after there were relegation from Super Rugby.

"We have got fantastic young talent coming through and we want players like Darron Nell to sit alongside them and guide them. From discussions I have had with players it is a very exciting future."

Sexton said that it will be vital that the Southern Kings got some "good news stories" for EP rugby.

"We want to gain some silverware and ensure that our under-19 and under-21 teams are promoted to the top division. "

"We want to finish our season on a high," Sexton said.

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