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Kings forced to make changes


Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :Currie Cup, EP Kings, Original Content on 26 Aug 2014 at 16:41
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EP Kings Head Coach, Carlos Spencer will be forced to make some changes when his team face the Xerox Golden Lions for their return match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, in Port Elizabeth on Saturday evening.

Thus far we know that regular captain, Luke Watson will be out for about four weeks due to a concussion he suffered in their 25 – 30 defeat against the Bulls at Loftus on Saturday.

Up front BG Uys replaces Lizo Gqoboka; Edgar Marutlulle and Tom Botha retain their starting positions from last week.

Experienced campaigners, David Bulbring and Steven Sykes will continue their lock pairing to finish off the tight five.

Changes amongst the loose forwards see Thembelani Bholi replacing Stefan Willemse, who moves to the bench. Paul Schoeman keeps the no 7 jersey, and Junior Springbok, Aidon Davis gets his second start as he replaces Watson at the back of the scrum.

Kevin Luiters will again start at scrumhalf as he forms a new combination with George Whitehead, who replaces Gary van Aswegen who took a knock to his knee against the Bulls.

A final decision still needs to be made in the mid field as management is keeping a close eye on Tim Whitehead who also got a knock to the knee in last weeks game. Ronnie Cooke will start at outside center if Whitehead is unfit to play.

Siyanda Grey could possibly start on the wing with Siviwe Soyizwapi if Cooke needs to move to center. Cooke will start on the wing if Whitehead is fit.

Scott van Breda will cover at the back in his familiar position.

Mike van Vuuren and Charles Marais remains on the bench with new comers Shaun MacDonald, Tobie Botes, Siyanda Grey or possibly Dwayne Jenner, if Grey needs to start on the wing, and Ntbeni Dukisa.

The captain will be named later in the week.

EP Kings:

1 BG Uys 2 Edgar Marutlulle 3 Tom Botha 4 David Bulbring 5 Steven Sykes 6 Thembelani Bholi 7 Paul Schoeman 8 Aidon Davis 9 Kevin Luiters 10 George Whitehead 11 Siviwe Soyizwapi 12 Shane Gates 13 Tim Whitehead/Ronnie Cooke 14 Ronnie Cooke/Siyanda 15 Grey Scott van Breda

Replacements:

16 Mike van Vuuren 17 Charles Marais 18 Shaun MacDonald 19 Stefan Willemse 20 Tobie Botes 21 Siyanda Grey/Dwayne Jenner 22 Ntbeni Dukisa



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