Kings change twelve for Cheetahs

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 11:20
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Eastern Province Kings coach Barend Pieterse has made twelve changes to his team that lost to Griquas on Wednesday for their clash against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Captain Ricky Schroeder, who was rested in Kimberley, will start at scrumhalf with Siviwe Soyizwapi, Johann Tromp and Sampie Mastriet taking up spots in the back three.

Pieter-Steyn de Wet replace Lungelo Goza at flyhalf, while Berton Klaasen comes into the midfield.

In the pack, Christiaan De Bruin will start in Dirk Grobbelaar's place at no 8.

Etienne Oosthuizen and Vince Jobo are back in the loose trio replacing Brandon Brown and Luke van der Smit.

In the second row, Sebastian Ferreira is set to start at No.5, while in front row, Vukile Sofisa and Justin Forwood are also back, while Mike Willemse will start at hooker.

Eastern Province Kings: 15 Johann Tromp, 14 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 13 Johan Greyling, 12 Berton Klaasen, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9 Ricky Schroeder (captain), 8 Christiaan De Bruin, 7 Etienne Oosthuizen, 6 Vince Jobo, 5 Sebastian Ferreira, 4 Dylan Pieterse, 3 Vukile Sofisa, 2 Mike Willemse, 1 Justin Forwood.
Replacements: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Barend Potgieter, 18 Hannes Huishame, 19 Brandon Brown, 20 Vian van der Walt, 21 Kobus Marais, 22 Ganfried May.

Date: Saturday, September 3
Venue: Free State Stadium, Bloemfontein
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Vusi Msibi
TMO: JJ Wagner

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