Kings team announced to take on Hurricanes

MARCH 23, 2016

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 came off the field against the Crusaders in the 8th minute, and who has subsequently returned to Nelson Mandela Bay with a concussion.

Martin Ferreira moves out of the team to make way for Edgar Marutlulle, who played off the bench last week.

CJ Velleman also comes off the bench to take the place of 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 to Nelson Mandela Bay after being diagnosed with a hamstring tear following the Crusaders match.

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 also on the bench as replacement prop.

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

REPLACEMENTS:     
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

The game will be aired on Supersport 1 on Friday, 25 March, at 8.35am South African Time.