The Eastern Province Rugby Union has dropped the Kings logo and brought back the traditional elephant.
EPRU president André Rademan told The Herald that the union’s Currie Cup junior teams would no longer be called EP Kings.
A new elephant logo will be designed for the traditional red-and-black hooped EP jersey.
‘There is so much history attached to the elephant and it is part of the Eastern Cape – just look at the famous Addo Elephant Park,’ Rademan said. ‘There is much debate on which way the trunk should point, but we will have the new logo ready soon.
‘It will also cut out confusion between the EP Kings and [Pro14 franchise] the Southern Kings.
‘Teams will now simply be known as EP or the EP Elephants.’