Kings veteran calls it a day
NEWS: The Southern Kings are looking for a new flyhalf, ahead of the revamped Currie Cup competition.
The Kings confirmed that veteran No.10 Demetri Catrakilis has announced his retirement from the game.
Catrakilis, 30, joined the Kings in late 2019 – ahead of the 2019/20 Pro14 season.
The Kings’ last match was a 19-29 defeat to Connacht at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on March 1 – before the COVID-19-enforced lockdown kicked in and the Pro14 season was suspended.
Catrakilis was injured and did not feature in that match.
He featured in just four of his team’s matches this season and it is the cumulative of injuries that played a big role in his decision to retire.
He previously played for Premiership side Harlequins, Top 14 side Montpellier, for the Stormers and the Southern Kings in Super Rugby, for Western Province in the Currie Cup and for the UCT Ikey Tigers in the Varsity Cup.
He played 160-odd first-class games in a 10-year career.
Isuzu Southern Kings flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis has announced his retirement from rugby.
A quality player & top gent off the field, we are privileged to have shared a part of his journey in an illustrious career.
We wish Demi the very best for his future endeavours.#KingsFamily pic.twitter.com/yzfhxgxwVO
— Isuzu Southern Kings (@SouthernKingsSA) June 18, 2020