Kings team announced to take on Vodacom Bulls

APRIL 7, 2016

Southern Kings Head Coach, Deon Davids has made a number of changes to his side ahead of the clash against the Vodacom Bulls this weekend.

The Southern Kings forward pack remains relatively unchanged, with one change in the tight five. Tom Botha moves from the bench to replace Jacobie Adriaanse, who is recovering from a rib injury.

Among the loose trio, Davids said the medical team had passed Chris Cloete this morning, after he had sustained a dislocated finger during the Sunwolves match.

Cloete comes on for Velleman, who moves to the bench after having started against the Sunwolves,in a rotational change.

Among the backs, scrumhalf Ntando Kebe moves to the bench, with James Hall, who has recovered from a neck injury, starting.

Stefan Watermeyer moves to inside centre to replace Shane Gates, who is batting with a foot injury, and Lukhanyo Am comes on at outside centre.

Luzuko Vulindlu comes back from a light concussion to replace Siyanda Grey on wing, after Grey sustained a knee injury during the Sunwolves match.

On the bench, the forwards pack includes replacement Justin Ackerman, in for Tom Botha who starts.

Davids said Elgar Watts was also out of contention for this week's game, after battling with a hamstring injury, and that the team were still evaluating either Leighton Eksteen or JP du Plessis as alternates.

The team:
15. Jurgen Visser
14. Luzuko Vulindlu
13. Lukhanyo Am
12. Stefan Watermeyer
11. Malcolm Jaer
10. Louis Fouche
09. James Hall
08. Aidon Davis
07. Stefan Willemse
06. Chris Cloete
05. JC Astle
04. Steven Sykes ©
03. Tom Botha
02. Edgar Marutlulle
01. Sti Sithole

Replacements
16. Martin Ferreira
17. Schalk Ferreira
18. Justin Ackerman
19. Schalk Oelofse
20. CJ Velleman
21. Ntando Kebe
22. Leighton Eksteen / JP du Plessis
Jaco van Tonder

The game will be aired on Supersport 1 on Saturday 9 April 19:15 South African Time.