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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. 
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Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors 14h00 Welford Road
Western Province v Golden Lions 14h15 Newlands
Northampton Saints v Bath 14h15 Franklin's Gardens
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 14h30 Millennium Stadium
Ulster v Leinster 15h00 Kingspan Stadium
Dragons v Scarlets 17h00 Millennium Stadium
Stormers v Waratahs 17h10 Cape Town
Jaguares v Kings 21h40 Buenos Aires
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Exeter Chiefs v Wasps 12h00 Sandy Park
London Irish v Harlequins 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Saracens v Newcastle Falcons 14h15 Allianz Park
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Crusaders v Reds 07h35 Christchurch
Brumbies v Bulls 09h40 Canberra
Griffons v Eagles 15h00 Welkom
EP Kings v Blue Bulls 16h00 Port Elizabeth
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Sunwolves v Force 05h15 Tokyo
Chiefs v Highlanders 07h35 Hamilton
Waratahs v Cheetahs 09h40 Sydney
Leopards v Boland 12h30 Potchefstroom
Golden Lions v Free State Cheetahs 13h00 Randburg
Sharks v Hurricanes 13h00 Durban
Griquas v Border 13h00 Kimberley
Pumas v Namibia 13h00 Mpumalanga
Newcastle Falcons v Sale Sharks 14h30 Kingston Park
Wasps v London Irish 14h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Saracens 14h30 Sixways
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs 14h30 Twickenham
Gloucester v Northampton Saints 14h30 Kingsholm
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Team P W D L Pts
Griquas 4 3 0 0 20
Eagles 4 3 0 1 14
Border 3 3 0 0 14
Golden Lions 3 2 0 1 11
Boland 4 2 0 2 11
Griffons 3 2 0 1 10
Western Province 2 2 0 0 9
Free State Cheetahs 3 1 0 2 8
Sharks 3 1 0 2 7
Falcons 4 1 0 3 7
Pumas 3 1 0 2 6
Leopards 3 1 0 2 6
Blue Bulls 3 1 0 2 4
EP Kings 3 0 0 3 0
Namibia 3 0 0 3 0