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    Kings up for tough challenge

    2014-02-06 20:32
    Robbie Kempson (Gallo)

    Port Elizabeth - The Kings will be hoping some exciting displays from their backline will bear fruit when they tackle arguably their toughest Super Rugby warm-up match against the Stormers at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday at 19:00.

    "The Stormers are a thoroughly professional outfit with depth that most provinces don't have. This will be an exceptionally competitive game for us."

    As Kempson said this week: "We are not here just to make up the numbers."


    Teams:

    Kings:

    15. Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14. Sergeal Petersen, 13. Dwayne Jenner, 12. Shane Gates, 11. Eben Barnard, 10. George Whitehead, 9. Sonwabo Majola, 8. Devon Oosthuizen, 7. Stephan Zaayman,  6. Paul Schoeman, 5. Rynier Bernardo, 4. Steven Sykes (captain), 3. Charl du Plessis, 2. Albé de Swardt, 1. Brendon Olivier

    Substitutes: 16.  JC Oberholzer, 17. Lizo Gqoboka, 18. Pieter Stemmet, 19. Stephan Greeff, 20. Thembelani Bholi, 21. Kevin Kaba, 22. Tyler Paul, 23. Jaco Grobler, 24. Ronnie Cooke, 25. Michael Killian, 26. Brian Skosana

    Stormers:

    15. Jaco Taute, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Michael van der Spuy, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Scott van Breda, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Schalk Burger (captain), 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Manuel Carizza, 4. Rynhardt Elstadt, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

    Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Oli Kebble, 18. Pat Cilliers, 19. Michael Rhodes, 20. Jean Kleyn, 21. Nizaam Carr, 22. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 23. Louis Schreuder, 24. Gary van Aswegen, 25. Pat Howard, 26. Devon Williams, 27. Ryno Eksteen

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