Kings change three for Blues

Date published: May 4 2016

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The Kings have made three changes to their starting line-up that will face the Blues at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

A hand injury means loosehead prop Schalk Ferreira misses out and he is replaced in the side by Sithembiso Sithole for the home fixture.

Elsewhere, James Hall gets the nod at scrum-half in place of Ntando Kebe while the full-back jersey will be filled by Jurgen Visser, who takes over from Jaco van Tonder, with head coach Deon Davids explaining that the latter two calls were tactical switches due to weather conditions.

"On Saturday it will be windy and rainy, so we opted to swap James [Hall] around with Ntando Kebe for tactical reasons," said the coach.

Kings: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Lukhanyo Am, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Luzuko Vulindlu, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 James Hall, 8 Cyril-John Velleman, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 John-Charles Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (captain), 3 Tom Botha, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Sithembiso Sithole
Replacements: 16 Martin Ferreira, 17 Justin Ackerman, 18 Jacobie Adriaanse, 19 Schalk Oelofse, 20 Stefan Willemse, 21 Ntando Kebe, 22 Louis Fouche, 23 Leighton Eksteen

Date: Saturday, May 7
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 17:10 local (15:10 GMT)
Referee: Federico Anselmi
Assistant Referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Archie Sehlako
TMO: Christie du Preez

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