Kings head coach Deon Davids has made four changes to his XV for his side's clash with the Highlanders on Saturday in Port Elizabeth.
In the backline Malcolm Jaer will add some energy to the attack as he starts at full-back in the place of concussed Jurgen Visser, while Elgar Watts will take over the ten jersey from Louis Fouche who provides cover on the bench.
A knee injury means Thembelani Bholi will miss the rest of the competition. He is replaced by Stefan Willemse who will join Aidon Davis and star flanker CJ Velleman, who also comes back into the side from a long term injury.
In the wake of Jacobie Adriaanse's calf injury, Tom Botha will start in the number three jersey.
Sithembiso Sithole and Luzuko Vulindlu are on the bench.
Kings: 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Lukhanyo Am, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 CJ Velleman, 5 JC Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (C), 3 Tom Botha, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Schalk Ferreira
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Justin Ackerman, 19 Schalk Oelofse, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Louis Fouche, 23 Luzuko Vulindlu
Date: Saturday, July 2
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 19:20 local (17:20 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Jaco van Heerden (South Africa), Rodney Boneparte (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)