PRO14

Kings team named for final tour match

2018-02-22 13:44
Deon Davids (Gallo)

Dublin - Southern Kings coach Deon Davids has made a few changes to his team to take on Irish side Leinster in a PRO14 clash at the RDS Arena on Friday night (kick-off 21:35 SA time)

In the backline, a back three shuffle sees Michael Makase, who played on the left wing in the 26-12 defeat to Ospreys, move to his favoured position of right wing, whilst Anthony Volmink, who missed out against Ospreys, has been restored to left wing in the starting XV. Yaw Penxe, who was at right wing in the last game, now moves to fullback.

The forward pack remains largely intact except amongst the loose trio where man-of-the-match against Ospreys, Andisa Ntsila, switches from flank to No 8. Ntsila’s spot on the side of the scrum goes to Eital Bredenkamp, with Ruan Lerm moving to the bench.

Other changes amongst the replacements see lock Lindokuhle Welemu and scrumhalf Juan-Philip Smith called up while centre Jacques Nel - who flew in to join the squad from South Africa this week - takes over from Harlon Klaasen who unfortunately had to return home after injury.

Both coach Davids and captain Michael Willemse said that despite the disappointment of two defeats on their mini-tour so far, they were determined to finish the tour on a high note.   

“They are a very good team and we will need to be organised on defence against them. It’s also important that we try and play the game in the right areas and clinical in using our opportunities when we get quality ball,” said Davids.

Friday’s match - the Kings' final one on their three-game tour - will be broadcast live on SueprSport.

Teams:

Leinster

TBA

Kings

15 Yaw Penxe, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Anthony Volmink
10 Martin Du Toit, 9 Rowan Gouws, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tienie Burger, 6 Eital Bredenkamp, 5 Arthur de Wee, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Schalk Ferreira

Substitutes: 16 Stephan Coetzee, 17 Johan Smith, 18 Luvuyo Pupuma, 19 Lindokuhle Welemu, 20 Ruaan Lerm, 21 Juan-Philip Smith, 22 Benhard Janse van Rensburg, 23 Jacques Nel

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