Currie Cup

Kings lose skipper Watson

2015-08-21 11:08
Luke Watson (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The EP Kings have been forced into late changes ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Pumas in Port Elizabeth on Friday (19:00 kick-off).

Skipper Luke Watson and Stefan Willemse have been withdrawn due to leg injuries.

Unfortunately they have not responded to treatment as the team management had hoped they would and have thus been replaced so as to not risk them the remainder of our Currie cup campaign.

Cameron Lindsay has replaced Willemse on the bench, while Thembelani Bholi has been moved to the starting line up in place of Watson, with Paul Schoeman taking his place on the bench.

Steven Sykes will take over from Watson as captain.

Teams:

EP Kings:

15 Scott van Breda, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 JP du Plessis, 11 Luther Obi, 10 Karlo Aspeling, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Jacques Engelbrecht, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 Cornell Hess, 4 Steven Sykes (captain), 3 Tom Botha, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Schalk Ferreira.

Substitutes: 16 Lizo Gqoboka, 17 Edgar Marutlulle, 18 Simon Kerrod, 19 Cameron Lindsay, 20 Paul Schoeman, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Hansie Graaff

Golden Lions:

15. Jaco van der Walt, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Stokkies Hanekom, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9.  Ross Cronje, 8.  Ruaan Lerm, 7.  Kwagga Smith, 6.  Jaco Kriel (captain), 5.  Franco Mostert, 4.  MB Lusaseni , 3.  Julian Redelinghuys, 2.  Robbie Coetzee, 1.  Ruan Dreyer

Substitutes: 16. Malcolm Marx, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Martin Muller, 19. Stephan de Wit, 20. Ricky Schroeder, 21. Alwyn Hollenbach, 22. Anthony Volmink

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