Kings 'mix-and-match' for Stormers
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Former BlitzBok star Vuyo Zangqa will coach of the Southern Kings, as they face the Stormers in a warm-up match in Knysna on Friday.
The side includes Robin Stevens and Riaan Olivier, who are both on trial with the franchise.
John-Charles Astle will captain the team in Knysna and Sibusiso Sithole is the vice-captain.
The team is a real mix-and-match selection, with a host of fringe players getting a run.
Southern Kings: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Christopher Hollis, 13 Sibusiso Sithole, 12 Tertius Kruger, 11 Yaw Penxe, 10 Bader Pretorius, 9 Theo Maree, 8 Lusanda Badiyana, 7 Bobby der Wee, 6 Luyolo Dapula, 5 John-Charles Astle (captain), 4 Gideon van Niekerk, 3 Rossouw de Klerk, 2 Alandre van Rooyen, 1 Xandre Vos.
Replacements – from: Robin Stevens, Schalk Ferreira, Ig Prinsloo, Ashton Fortuin, Jerry Sexton, Riaan Olivier, Stefan Ungerer, Courtney Winnaar, John Jackson, Edmund Ludik, Andell Loubser.
Date: Friday, January 17
Venue: Loerie Park Sports Ground, Knysna
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry