Netherlands, we took time out to speak to Port Elizabeth born former Blitzbokke player Kevin Luiters who is now recently cancelled his Pumas contract to take his family overseas to Romania.
The 26 year old scrum half who is also the nephew of former Springbok coach Allistair Coetzee moved from the EP Kings to join the Pumas in 2016 representing the franchise on 10 occasions after which he decided to terminate his contract. We asked him about the circumstances behind his move to Romania;
“I went into business once I decided to terminate my contract with the Pumas, and the move came about unexpectedly and the thought of taking my young family to Europe and playing in the Challenge Cup were exciting prepositions.”
It’s clear he’d been in Romania for a while now!
“I have been there for 8 months now and now been on a extended holiday as a result of Visas.”
Adjusting to a new country is never easy, how have you settled into your new life in Romania?
“Romania is a very easy country to understand and the food is good and cheap and they definitely not shy on their portions.”
We asked Luiters whether he had any plans of representing Romania on the rugby field in the future?
“Having represented the Blitzbokke makes me unable to qualify for another nation but if given the opportunity why not?”
We wish Kevin Luiters all the best as an ambassador for South African rugby on the international scene and look forward to seeing him plying his trade in the challenge Cup.