Crous: Cutting Kings is premature

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:49
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SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: Talks of the Kings being cut from the Super Rugby competition in 2018 is premature as no decision has been made yet.

Southern Kings COO, Charl Crous, released a statement to calm the fears of the Eastern Cape supporters after SANZAAR made the decision to reduce the number of participating teams from 18 to 15.

Two South African franchises will be cut alongside one Australian team.

"No decision has been made on that question as yet. Various options on the way forward will have to be assessed.

"As advised by SA Rugby, the Franchise Committee will first consider the criteria on which the decision is to be made. After that, both the Executive Council and General Council will take a view before any announcement is made. 

"At the moment, we can only control what we can control and that is out on the field where I believe Deon Davids' team has continued to show an upward curve this season. 

"We are a professional organisation that takes pride in what we do and we will continue to remain focused on bringing credit to the Southern Kings and the province of the Eastern Cape. Only once a decision has been reached by the SA Rugby General Council, will we be in any position to comment on the future," Crous said in a statement.

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