Davids continues as Kings coach

Deon Davids (Gallo)
Deon Davids (Gallo)

Cape Town - Deon Davids will lead the Southern Kings into unchartered territory as the Port Elizabeth-based side prepares to get their PRO14 campaign off to a start on September 2.

Southern Kings Chief Operations Officer, Charl Crous, officially announced Davids’ appointment as head coach of the side for the next three years.

“We are pleased to have retained the services of Deon Davids as head coach for the next three years of our participation in the PRO14 Championship,” Crous announced.

“Deon has proven himself as a quality coach during his tenure as head coach of the Super Rugby competition, which he led with great success. It was important for us after joining a premier competition like the PRO14 that we have continuity in our management team to ensure we continue to produce the high standard rugby that we have set ourselves.”

Davids first took up the coaching reins at the Southern Kings in 2016 before leading the team to their best finish in 2017 in the Super Rugby competition after claiming a historic six victories.

The 49-year-old mentor has gained a reputation of having a fine eye for talent and providing a platform for players to launch their careers.

The Southern Kings head coach is looking forward to steering the ship and has already put together a competitive squad that will take part in the PRO14.

“I’m happy to be with the Southern Kings now for the next three years,” Davids said.

“We’ll be starting this process of putting together a squad all over again. We lost a number of our squad from the Super Rugby campaign, and we are busy putting together a new, competitive squad.

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