Kings lose coach Sexton

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 16:25
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The exodus in Port Elizabeth continues with confirmation that Southern Kings coach Matt Sexton will leave the union and return to New Zealand this month.

The exodus in Port Elizabeth continues with confirmation that Southern Kings coach Matt Sexton will leave the union and return to New Zealand this month.

Sexton, who joined the union in June 2012 to assist them in their preparations for their entry into Super Rugby, has decided to return home for personal reasons.

“This has been a very difficult decision for me, but for personal reasons, I have had to make the difficult choice to return home to my family in New Zealand. The circumstances back home require me to be there,” he said.

Sexton said that he was sad that his time with the union had come to an end.

“I have really enjoyed my stay in South Africa and working with the Southern and EP Kings over the past two years,” he said.

“There is definitely a wealth of talent in the region, and I am sure that EP Rugby will be making an impact on the world stage in the years to come,” he said.

Eastern Province Rugby Union CEO, Charl Crous, said that Sexton had been contracted with the union until the end of 2014, and had been looking to extend his contract through to 2015.

“Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, Matt’s time with EP Rugby has come to an early end, but we support him wholeheartedly with his move back to New Zealand.

“Matt has been a great asset to the union, and has brought a wealth of experience to the team.

“He has worked tirelessly over the past two years, and has managed to accomplish what few thought possible and played an integral part in the success of the Southern Kings in our debut season in Super Rugby,” said Crous.  

Crous wished Sexton all of the best for his future, and was positive that he would be a great asset to any union who contracted him.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
Fri, 02 September 2016
Boland v Pumas 13h00 Wellington
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions 17h00 Pretoria
RESULT SCORE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Pumas v Griquas 35 | 41
Golden Lions v Boland 60 | 12
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 3 3 0 0 15
Free State Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 14
Golden Lions 3 2 0 1 12
Blue Bulls 3 2 0 1 10
Griquas 3 2 0 1 9
Boland 4 1 0 3 5
Pumas 3 0 0 3 3
Western Province 2 0 0 2 2
EP Kings 2 0 0 2 1