Kings name touring squad for Australia
Port Elizabeth - Southern Kings head coach, Deon Davids, has named his 27-man squad that will embark on a three-week Super Rugby tour of Australia.
The Southern Kings, who have a bye this week, will depart for Australia on Saturday.
The tour to Australia includes Super Rugby matches against the Western Force in Perth (Sunday, April 9), Reds in Brisbane (Saturday, April 15) and the Waratahs in Sydney (Friday, April 21).
The Kings will then return home where they will take on the Melbourne Rebels at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday, April 29.
The squad will gather on Friday ahead of their departure Down Under.
Southern Kings touring squad to Australia:
Props: Chris Heiberg, Schalk van der Merwe, Dayan van der Westhuizen, Justin Forwood, Ross Geldenhuys
Hookers: Kurt Haupt, Martin Bezuidenhout, Michael Willemse
Locks: Irne Herbst, Mzwanele Zito, Wilhelm van der Sluys
Loose forwards: Andisa Ntsila, Chris Cloete, Ruaan Lerm
Utility forward: Tyler Paul
Scrumhalves: Johan Steyn, Louis Schreuder, Rick Schroeder
Flyhalves: Lionel Cronje, Pieter-Steyn de Wet
Wings: Makazole Mapimpi, Yaw Penxe
Centres: Berton Klaasen, Waylon Murray
Fullback: Malcolm Jaer
Utility backs: Luzuko Vulindlu, Masixole Banda