Southern Kings coach, Deon Davids, has named a strong side to take on the Jaguares in a Vodacom Super Rugby encounter in Buenos Aires at the Estadio Jose Amalfitani on Saturday morning (01h05 kick-off SA-time).
The head coach has stressed the importance of consistency and has opted not to make any surprise inclusions to his side that showed good form in previous matches leading up to their last Vodacom Super Rugby outing, against the Emirates Lions, before the June break.
In the build-up to the last match against the Emirates Lions, the Southern Kings were dealt a blow with a number of injuries which included captain Lionel Cronje and No8 Andisa Ntsila. The side suffered further injuries during the defeat to the Gauteng-based side – losing utility back Ntabeni Dukisa (shoulder), winger Alshaun Bock (biceps) and prop Schalk van der Merwe (shoulder).
Loosehead prop, Mzamo Majola, who made his Vodacom Super Rugby debut against the Emirates Lions in Johannesburg in May, will get his first starting berth this weekend as he replaces the injured Van der Merwe in the No1 jersey.
Wandile Mjekevu will start at right wing in the place of Bock.
In a rotational change, hooker Michael Willemse, who has returned to action following an appendix operation, will regain the No2 jersey as Martin Bezuidenhout will provide