Cape Town - Midfielder Tim Whitehead is back in the Cape hoping to resurrect his career at Western Province.
Whitehead, 27, was the first EP Kings player to walk out on the union in November last year following the EP Rugby Union’s inability to play players’ salaries.
Whitehead was out in the cold, but has decided to return to the province where he started his professional career.
Although he has no contract with Western Province, he has been training with the union’s Currie Cup team and recently played in a pre-season match against the Boland Cavaliers.
The WP Rugby Union has made no promises of a contract, but the enterprising centre will hope to impress the selectors if he gets game time during the upcoming Currie Cup.
Whitehead represented WP and the Stormers between 2010 and 2011, before moving to the Sharks in 2012.
He joined the Eastern Province Kings in 2014, before leaving.
Western Province will name their Currie Cup squad on Wednesday for Friday's opener against the Blue Bulls at Newlands (kick-off 16:15).