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    Kings to bulk up for the Lions

    2014-01-28 16:30
    Charl du Plessis (Gallo Images)

    Port Elizabeth - Kings coach Robbie Kempson is hoping the experience and bulk of prop Charl du Plessis will help their scrumming performance when they take on the Lions in a Super Rugby warm-up match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

    "The scrums did not go as I would have liked against the Cheetahs," Kempson said on Tuesday.

    "The Lions play a different type of game, with much faster spurts (than the Cheetahs) and we are looking forward to giving them the best opportunity to prepare for Super Rugby... I expect them to field a strong side."

    Teams:

    Kings:

    15 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12. Dwayne Jenner, 11 Michael Killian, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Jaco Grobler, 8 Devin Oosthuizen, 7 Darron Nell (captain), 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Rynier Bernardo, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Charl du Plessis, 2 Dane van der Westhuyzen, 1 BG Uys

    Substitutes: 16 JC Olberholzer, 17 Lizo Gqboko, 18 Vukile Sofisa, 19 Stephan Zaayman, 20 Stephan Greeff, 21 Thembelani Bholi, 22 Sonwabo Majola, 23 Dwayne Jenner/Brian Skosana, 24 Ntabeni Dukisa

    Lions:

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