Sexton to coach Kings

New Zealander Matt Sexton will coach the Southern Kings when they make their Super Rugby debut in 2013.

Sexton will start his two-year stint as head coach of the franchise this July. He will replace Alan Solomons, who will become the Kings’ director of rugby, as coach of the Kings in the Currie Cup and Super Rugby.

Sexton is currently the Rugby Academy manager of the Tasman provincial side. As a player, he represented Canterbury in 128 games and also played for Irish club Ulster while Solomons was the head coach.

Sexton’s management team will comprise former Border wing David Maidza (assistant coach), former Springbok centre De Wet Barry (defence coach) and New Zealander Brad Mooar (skills coach). Mooar is currently coaching the Canterbury U19s.

Former Springbok prop Robbie Kempson will be working with players at the Eastern Province academy.