Rugby | Kings ring the changes for 'Canes clash

Cape Town – Southern Kings Head Coach Deon Davids has made five changes to the starting line up for the match against the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday night.

Up front Sti Sithole moves up from the bench to replace Schalk Ferreira, who suffered concussion against the Crusaders.

Edgar Marutlulle returns at hooker where he will replace Martin Ferreira who drops out of the matchday squad. 

CJ Velleman swaps places with Chris Cloete, who moves to the bench in a rotational change by Davids.

Stefan Willemse joins the team alongside Velleman at flank, replacing Thembelani Bholi who has also returned home after being diagnosed with a hamstring tear.

One change in the backs sees Ntando Kebe return to the starting line up with Kevin Luiters, who started against the Crusaders, moving to the bench in another rotational move.

Martin Bezuidenhoudt comes onto the bench as replacement hooker, with Justin Ackerman as replacement prop.

Southern Kings 

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Luzuko Vulindlu, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates (vice-captain), 11 Malcolm Jaer, 10 Louis Fouche, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 CJ Velleman, 5 JC Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (captain), 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Sti Sithole

Substitutes:  16 Martin Bezuidenhoudt, 17 Justin Ackerman, 18  Tom Botha, 19 Schalk Oelofse, 20 Chris Cloete, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 JP Du Plessis

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