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Strauss back for Kings

28th March 2013 08:44


Andries Strauss for Kings

Back in: Andries Strauss

The Kings have been boosted by the return of Andries Strauss to their 12 jersey where he will captain the side against the Hurricanes on Saturday.

Strauss returns alongside centre partner Ronnie Cooke after recovering from a shoulder injury and takes over the captaincy from Schalk Ferreira.

There are also changes in the pack as Devin Oosthuizen comes in at flank for Cornell du Preez, while Steven Sykes replaces Daniel Adongo.

Kings: 15 George Whitehead, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss (c), 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Demetri Catrakillis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Devin Oosthuizen, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16 Hannes Franklin, 17 Grant Kemp, 18 Rynier Bernardo, 19 Daniel Adongo, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 Waylon Murray, 22 Hadleigh Parkes.

Date: Saturday, March 30
Kick-off: 16:35 (03:35 GMT)
Venue: Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Garratt Williamson (New Zealand), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)
Television match official: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)