Watson back for Kings

Date published: August 28 2015

Luke Watson returns to the EP Kings lineup for their Currie Cup round four clash with the Sharks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The former Springbok back row missed last weekend's defeat to the Pumas with a dead leg, but comes straight back into the team on the flank, where he will be joined by Thembelani Bholi.

Meanwhile Steven Sykes is free to play following his red card for two sin-binnings last time out, and he starts in the second row.

Lizo Gqoboka replaces Schalk Ferreira at loosehead as Brent Janse van Rensburg rotates his squad, but Tim Whitehead is still absent with concussion.

The EP Kings went down 33-25 when the two teams met in round two, pushing the Sharks hard before fading in the final quarter of the game.

EP Kings: 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 JP du Plessis, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Karlo Aspeling, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Luke Watson (c), 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Lizo Gqoboka
Replacements: 16 Schalk Ferreira, 17 Edgar Marutlulle, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Stefan Willemse, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 Dwayne Kelly, 22 Hansie Graaff

Date: Saturday, August 29
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 17:05 (15:05 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Jaco Pretorius, Jacques Nieuwenhuis
Television match official: Christie du Preez