Port Elizabeth – Southern
Kings coach Deon Davids has made a few changes to his side that lost 42-8 to
the Sharks at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium a fortnight ago.
After a bye in Round 2, the
Kings are now bracing for a home clash against the Chiefs on Saturday (15:05 kick-off).
Davids had the luxury of
choosing his best possible team and rotate some players as he had all his
players fit and available for selection.
Stefan Watermeyer, Jaco van
Tonder, Kevin Luiters and Jacobie Adriaanse all returned to the training field
and have been slotted in to do duty against the Kiwis.
Steven Sykes has yet again
been entrusted with the captain’s arm band.
Watermeyer and Louis Fouche
comes in at outside centre and flyhalf respectively to gain their first start
as the only changes to the backline.
Adriaanse, who had recovered
from a concussion, comes in at tighthead to replace Tom Botha who moves down to
the bench. At hooker, Edgar Marutlulle comes in for Martin Ferreira.
Amongst the replacements,
Kevin Luiters, Jaco van Tonder and Martin Bezuidenhout comes in to add some
experience to the bench.
15 Jurgen Visser 14 Luzuko
Vulindlu 13 Stefan Watermeyer 12 Shane Gates 11 Malcolm Jaer 10 Louis Fouche 9
Ntando Kebe 8 Jacques Engelbrecht 7 Thembelani Bholi 6 Chris Cloete 5 JC Astle
4 Steven Sykes (captain) 3 Jacobie Adriaanse 2 Edgar Matutlule 1 Schalk
Substitutes: 16 Sithembiso
Sithole 17 Martin Bezuidenhout 18 Tom Botha 19 Schalk Oelofse 20 CJ Velleman 21
Kevin Luiters 22 Elgar Watts 23 Jaco van Tonder