Currie Cup

EP Kings change for FS clash

2012-10-16 23:27
EP Kings coach Alan Solomons (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Centre Wayne Stevens will lead the EP Kings in the first leg of their Currie Cup promotion/relegation playoff against the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday night.

According to the Rugby365 website, he takes over from injured lock Darron Nell who stood in for regular skipper Luke Watson in their 26-25 first division final win against the Pumas last week.

David Bullbring replaces Nel at lock in one of four changes to the starting line-up. Jaco Engels replaces Schalk Ferreira after the latter took a heavy knock to the head, while in the backline utility back Tiger Mangweni has been rested after a gruelling season. He is replaced by at inside centre by Shane Gates.

In another change, Wesley Dunlop replaces George Whitehead at flyhalf.

Kick-off at the Free State Stadium is at 19:10, with the second playoff leg taking place the next Friday in Port Elizabeth.


Free State:

15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Phillip van der Walt, 7 Lappies Labuschange, 6 Hendro Scholtz, 5 Izak van der Merwe, 4 Francois Uys, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Marcel van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Carl Wegner, 19 Davon Ruabenheimer, 20 Tewis du Bruyn, 21 Phillip Snyman, 22 Rayno Benjamin

EP Kings:

15 SP Marais, 14 Paul Perez, 13 Wayne Stevens (captain), 12 Shane Gates, 11 Marcello Sampson, 10 Wesley Dunlop, 9 Falie Oelschig, 8 Cornell Du Preez, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Devin Oosthuizen, 5 David Bullbring, 4 Reynier Bernardo, 3 Clint Newland, 2 Hannes Franklin, 1 Jaco Engels.

Substitutes: 16 Frank Herne, 17 Andre Schlechter, 18 Wayne van Heerden, 19 Mpho Mbiyozo, 20 Scott Mathie, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Michael Killian.


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