This Saturday Demetri Catrakilis will be returning to a predicted cold and wet DHL Newlands for the first time since he left Cape Town at the end of 2012. Last season turned out to be a massive one for the Kings flyhalf, as he helped DHL Western Province to win the Vodacom and Absa Currie Cups. This season has been equally succesful for the Southern Kings flyhalf who has ammassed 122 points this season – the 8th highest and 18 points behind the Stormer’s Joe Pietersen.
Southern Kings Director of Rugby, Alan Solomons announced a number of changes for the team today.
Andries Strauss will captain the Kings as Luke Watson is still out due to Flu. Young Dale and Academy player, Siviwe “Shakes” Soyizwapi comes on at at 14 for Siyanda Grey who is out with a hamstring injury. Darron Nell comes up for Steven Sykes and assumes the role of vice captain. The sole Kings try scorer in the Cheetahs game, Nicolas Vergallo, will start at scrumhalf and Shaun Venter will move to the bench.
Jacques Engelbrecht will start at eighthman, Wimpie van der Walt moves to 7 and Cornell du Preez to 6. Devin Oosthuizen comes on to the bench and is joined by Hannes Franklin in the place of Virgile Lacombe, who has a slight rib injury and is being rested.
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