Kings and Blues change it up for Pro14 clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Southern Kings head coach Deon Davids has made a number of changes to his team for their clash against Cardiff Blues in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
In the backline, Berton Klaasen moves from inside centre to outside centre to replace Jacques Nel. Luzuko Vulindlu takes over the No.12 jersey.
Ntabeni Dukisa takes over the No.10 jersey for this week's match.
In the pack, Lusanda Badiyana replaces Andisa Ntsila in the back row. In the second row, Bobby de Wee moves from No.5 to No.4 with Lubabalo Mtyanda joining him in the second row.
in the front row Rossouw de Klerk takes over the No.3 jersey from Pieter Scholtz.
Following the heartbreak of an injury-time defeat to the Cheetahs, Cardiff Blues head coach Danny Wilson has reshuffled his side as they look to move a step closer to European qualification.
Four of the changes come in the pack with Scott Andrews given the nod in the front-row and Josh Turnbull coming into the second-row. Nick Williams starts at No.8 and Ellis Jenkins captains the side from the openside flank.
In the backs, Gareth Anscombe switches to fullback with Jarrod Evans partnering Tomos Williams at scrumhalf, while Rey Lee-Lo returns to the centre.
Southern Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Michael Makase, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Ntabeni Dukisa, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Martinus Burger, 6 Lusanda Badiyana, 5 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 4 Bobby de Wee, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Schalk Ferreira (captain).
Replacements: 16 Tango Balekile, 17 Justin Forwood, 18 Luvuyo Pupuma, 19 Lindo Welemu, 20 Khaya Majola, 21 Rudi Van Rooyen, 22 Alshaun Bock, 23 Heinrich Klaasen.
Cardiff Blues: 15 Gareth Anscombe, 14 Alex Cuthbert, 13 Rey Lee-Lo, 12 Willis Halaholo, 11 Blaine Scully, 10 Jarrod Evans, 9 Tomos Williams, 8 Nick Williams, 7 Ellis Jenkins (captain), 6 Josh Navidi, 5 Josh Turnbull, 4 Seb Davies, 3 Scott Andrews, 2 Kirby Myhill, 1 Rhys Gill.
Replacements: 16 Ethan Lewis, 17 Brad Thyer, 18 Anton Peikrishvili, 19 Damian Welch, 20 Olly Robinson, 21 Lloyd Williams, 22 Garyn Smith, 23 Matthew Morgan.
Date: Saturday, April 14
Venue: Nelson Mandela Bay, Port Elizabeth
Kick-off: 19.35 (18.35 UK & Ireland time; 17.35 GMT)
Referee: Sean Gallagher (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman (South Africa), Ruhan Meiring (South Africa)
TMO: Johan Greeff (South Africa)