Pieterse rings the changes for final game

Date published: September 28 2016

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EP Kings coach Barend Pieterse has made seven changes to his starting team for their final Currie Cup match against the Pumas on Friday.

In the front row, Barend Potgieter replaces Justin Forwood (concussion) at loosehead prop, while Vukile Sofisa is promoted from the bench to tighthead, where he takes over from Pieter Stemmet, who will start amongst the replacements.
 
At lock, David Antonites is out with a hand injury and will be replaced by Tazz Fuzani, who will be partnered by Dylan Pieterse, with Sebastian Ferreira moving to the side of the scrum.
 
In another positional switch, Brandon Brown will start in the number six jersey in the place of Luke van der Smit, who is on the bench. The only other new name amongst the replacements is that of Warrick Venter, while Van der Smit takes over from the injured Vincent Jobo.

In the backline, the only change is at right wing, where Siviwe Soyizwapi returns to the starting team in place of Alcino Isaacs.

EP Kings: 15 Johan Tromp, 14 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9 Ricky Schroeder (captain), 8 Christiaan de Bruin, 7 Sebastian Ferreira, 6 Brandon Brown, 5 Dylan Pieterse, 4 Tazz Fuzani, 3 Vukile Sofisa, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Barend Potgieter
Replacements: 16 Warrick Venter, 17 Pieter Stemmet, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Luke van der Smit, 20 Cullen Callopy, 21 Vian van der Watt, 22 Lungelo Gosa

Date: Friday, 30 September 2016
Time: 18:00 (16:00 GMT) 
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Referees: Rodney Boneparte, Christie du Preez

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