Eastern Province Rugby and Maks van Dyk have mutually agreed to part ways as the prop wished to return to the Free State.
“Maks has indicated that he would like to return to the Free State where he has been offered a position with the Cheetahs and we have agreed to release him from his contract in order for him to do so,” said EP Rugby President, Cheeky Watson.
Van Dyk signed with the Griquas in 2014 and played for the Cheetahs during their Super Rugby season last year.
Watson said although Van Dyk had only been with the union for a short period of time, the union wished him all the best with his career going forward.
Watson also announced that the King’s had extended the contract of prop Lizo Gqoboka, who has signed an extension to his contract until October 2018.
“There is no doubt in my mind that Lizo is a future Springbok and it means a great deal to us that he has chosen to extend his stay with the Kings, ” said Watson.
Gqoboka only started playing the sport aged 19 when he moved to Durban to study human resource management and there joined Durban Collegians Sports Club.
He has played for the Kings since 2011, when he represented them in the ABSA U21 Premier Division competition.
His performance on the field has been noticed and last year September he earned an invitation to train with the Springboks alongside Nizaam Carr and Seabelo Senatla. He also got called up to a Springbok training camp in October 2014.
Watson also confirmed that Elgar Watts, who joined the team in June for trials, has signed a multi year deal with the Kings.
“We can also confirm that Elgar has signed with the Kings until October 2017,” he said.
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