All change for desperate Kings

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:02
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Eastern Province Kings coach Barend Pieterse has made seven changes to his starting team.

The Kings face the Pumas in Port Elizabeth on Friday in the final round of league action, with both teams looking for their first win of the season.

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 Mthetheleli 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 No.6 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.
 
Eastern Province 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 Mthetheleli 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, September 30
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 18.00 (16.00 GMT)
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Rodney Boneparte, Christie du Preez

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