Former Boks have high hopes for EP Kings

George Byron

FORMER Springbok rugby star Johann van der Merwe says the Pumas did the EP Kings a massive favour by beating Griquas in the Currie Cup Premier Division promotion showdown.

Van der Merwe was reacting after SA Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins said he was confident unions would come to an agreement to expand the Premier Division from six to eight teams to include the EP Kings next year.

“This is very good news about the enlargement,” Van der Merwe said. He played for the Springboks against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in 1970.


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