Currie Cup

EP Kings to try out Plan B

2014-08-01 09:15
Carlos Spencer (Gallo Images)
Port Elizabeth - EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer says they will work on their "Plan B" when they tackle the Free State Cheetahs in a friendly game in Cradock on Friday (15:00 kick-off).

The Kings played an extravagant running game when they thumped SWD 78-32 recently, but Spencer said they'll opt for a different approach against the men from Bloemfontein.

"We'll kick more," he told Die Burger. "I have to see how we kick and how we respond when doing it. It's important that we also work on the organisation of our defence when counter-attacks are launched against us when we kick."

The halfback pair of Tobie Botes and George Whitehead will therefore be in the spotlight on Friday.

The Kings start their Currie Cup campaign at home against Western Province next Friday.

Teams:

EP Kings:

15 Scott van Breda, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Tobie Botes, 8 Luke Watson (captain), 7 Shaun McDonald, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Tom Botha, 2 Michael van Vuuren, 1 Lizo Gqoboka

Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Charl du Plessis, 19 Paul Schoeman, 20 Stefan Willemse, 21 Steven Cummins, 22 Kevin Luiters, 23 Jaco Grobler, 24 Gary van Aswegen, 25 Tim Whitehead, 26 Ntabeni Dukisa  

Free State Cheetahs:

15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Clayton Blommetjies, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Henco Venter, 7 Neil Claassen, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Luan de Bruin, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (captain), 1 Caylib Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Kevin Stevens, 18 Bees Roux, 19 Waltie Vermeulen,20  AJ de Roux, 21 Vincent Jobo, 22 Renier Botha, 23 Elgar Watts, 24 Joubert Engelbrecht, 25 Sarel Pretorius, 26 Cameron Jacobs

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