Kings make five changes

Date published: March 16 2017

The Kings have named their side that will face the Sharks in their Super Rugby clash at Kings Park on Saturday.

Head coach Deon Davids has made five changes to his starting XV following the match against the Stormers.

Following his debut off the bench last week, Wilhelm van der Sluys will start at lock alongside Irne Herbst with Tyler Paul, who started in the five jersey on the past two matches, moving to the bench.

Andisa Ntsila gets back into the starting team at seven, replacing Thembelani Bholi.

In the backline, Louis Schreuder, who has been cleared following a concussion against the Sunwolves a fortnight ago, will start at scrum-half, while Berton Klaasen makes his way back to centre, replacing Luzuko Vulindlu, who sustained a concussion against the Stormers last week.

It will be a momentous occasion for winger, Alshaun Bock, who will make his Super Rugby debut on the left wing at the age of 34.

Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Makazole Mapimpi, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Alshaun Bock, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Louis Scheurder, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Andisa Ntsila, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk Ferreira (c)
Replacements: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Justin Forwood, 19 Tyler Paul, 20 Stefan Willemse, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23 Johann Tromp

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 19:30 local (17:30 GMT)
Referee: Egon Seconds (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Cwengile Jadezweni (South Africa)
TMO: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

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