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Wed Apr 23 16:08:52 SAST 2014

Strauss and Sykes sign for Kings

TEAMtalk Media | 14 September, 2012 11:020 Comments
Absa Currie Cup: Toyota Free State Cheetahs v DHL Western Province in Bloemfontein, South Africa
Andries Strauss of the Cheetahs getting tagged by Steven Kitshoff of the Western Province during the Absa Currie Cup match between Toyota Free State Cheetahs and DHL Western Province from Free State Stadium on September 08, 2012 in Bloemfontein
Image by: Johan Pretorius / Gallo Images

The Kings have boosted their backline and forwards stocks for 2013 after signing centre Andries Strauss and lock Steven Sykes.

Strauss, who currently plays for the Cheetahs, is reportedly unhappy at the Bloemfontein-based franchise and asked to be released a year early from his contract to join Super Rugby's newcomers.

The Kings confirmed 28-year-old Sykes, who hails from the Eastern Cape, had put pen to paper on a two-year deal that will commence at the completion of this year's Currie Cup.

"Sykes is on board and we are delighted to have signed up a player of his calibre," said Kings chief executive Anele Pamba.

"We have been keeping a close eye on him and we've finally concluded everything.

"He impressed us, hence we wasted no time in bringing him to Port Elizabeth."

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