Kings make three changes

Date published: May 18 2017

Kings head coach Deon Davids has made three changes to his side that will face the Brumbies at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

The in-form Super Rugby franchise will be without hard-working flanker Chris Cloete (concussion) and full-back Masixole Banda (hamstring) this week, with Stefan Willemse and Chrysander Botha starting in their place.

Meanwhile, Wilhelm van der Sluys suffered a groin injury in training this week so Lubabalo Mtyanda comes into the side in the locks.

Kings: 15 Chrysander Botha, 14 Alshaun Bock, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronje (c), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Stefan Willemse, 5 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Schalk van der Merwe
Replacements: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Chris Heiberg, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 23 Nicolaas Hanekom

Date: Saturday, May 20
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 19:30 local time (17.30 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant Referees: Egon Seconds (South Africa), Rodney Boneparte (South Africa)
TMO: Christie du Preez (South Africa)


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