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Tue, 03 Jun 2014 09:08
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South African-born Italian international Tobias Botes and Australian U20 lock Steve Cummins have joined the Kings until the end of the 2014.

South African-born Italian international Tobias Botes and Australian U20 lock Steve Cummins have joined the EP Kings until the end of the 2014.
 
Tighthead prop, Tom Botha, has also joined the Eastern Province team as their preparations for re-entry into Currie Cup steps up a gear. 
 
“We are very excited to announce these new signings, with Tom and Steve who bring some additional cover to the forward pack, while Tobie is an experienced scrumhalf with international experience,” said Crous.
 
Botes, 30, was born in Worcester, Western Cape and played for Griquas between 2006 and 2008, before making his Super Rugby debut for the Cheetahs in 2008.
 
He played three games for them before moving to Italy where he signed with Benetton Treviso. 
 
Botes normally plays as a scrum-half but has also proven adept at fly-half. 
 
In January 2012 he was called up to the Italian squad as cover for the 2012 Six Nations Championship and he has subsequently been selected to play for Italy 22 times.
 
Cummins, 22, has been described as an exciting young tight forward with great potential.
 
He captained the Australian Academy U19 side in 2011 and went on to represent Australia in the U20 World Championship the following year. 
 
Botha, 23, joins the Kings after having spent two seasons in France at Montpellier. 
 
Botha represented the Boland Cavaliers at several youth tournaments before joining the Blue Bulls in 2010 before moving to Western Province the following season.
 
He made his first team debut for Western Province in the 2011 Cup against the Falcons.
 
He played several Cup games for WP before appearing off the bench in the 2012 Currie Cup game against the Natal Sharks.
 
The EP Kings will play an international friendly against Wales next week Tuesday, 10 June, in their first pre-season hit out. 
There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 01 July 2016
Chiefs v Crusaders 07h35 Hamilton
Brumbies v Reds 09h40 Canberra
EP Kings v Griquas 16h00 Port Elizabeth
Blue Bulls v Boland 17h00 Loftus Versfeld
Sat, 02 July 2016
Sunwolves v Waratahs 05h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Blues 07h35 Wellington
Rebels v Stormers 09h40 Melbourne
Free State Cheetahs v Falcons 10h05 Bloemfontein
Golden Lions v Griffons 12h05 Johannesburg
Western Province v Eagles 13h00 Newlands
Namibia v Border 13h00 Windhoek
Cheetahs v Force 13h00 Bloemfontein
Sharks v Leopards 15h00 Durban
Kings v Highlanders 15h05 Port Elizabeth
Lions v Sharks 17h10 Johannesburg
Jaguares v Bulls 21h40 Buenos Aires
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Team P W D L Pts
Griquas 11 9 0 2 46
Western Province 10 9 0 1 42
Pumas 11 8 0 3 41
Boland 10 8 0 2 40
Golden Lions 10 5 1 4 31
Griffons 10 6 0 4 30
Free State Cheetahs 10 5 0 5 30
Blue Bulls 11 5 0 6 27
Eagles 10 5 0 5 26
Leopards 10 4 0 6 24
Border 10 4 0 6 20
Falcons 10 3 0 9 19
Sharks 10 3 0 7 18
EP Kings 10 2 1 7 12
Namibia 10 0 0 10 1