Unchanged Southern Kings to face Stormers

Written by Pierre McLeod (pierre_mackie)

Posted in :EP Kings, Original Content, Super Rugby on 3 Jul 2013 at 10:33
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The Southern Kings announced yesterday that they will field the same starting 15 against the Stormers that lost 48-18 to the Bulls this past Saturday.

The only injury concern was Kevin Buys, who took a knock to his back against the Bulls, but he has been cleared to take the field for the Kings in their last Super Rugby home game at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Andries Strauss will captain the side with Daron Nell as his vice captain.

The only change to the match 22 will be on the bench where Steven Sykes comes in for Rynier Bernardo, after recovering from a shoulder injury.

The game against the Stormers will be their last home game, and the Southern Kings would surely want to show their appreciation by putting one final match winning effort in for their faithful Kings Army, who have supported them so well during their campaign.

Southern Kings

15 SP Marais 14 Michael Killian 13 Ronnie Cooke 12 Andries Strauss (C) 11 Marcello Sampson 10 Demetri Catrakilis 9 Shaun Venter 8 Jacqus Engelbrecht 7 Wimpie van der Walt 6 Cornell du Preez 5 David Bulbring 4 Daron Nell (VC) 3 Kevin Buys 2 Bankise Maku 1 Schaulk Ferreira


16 Grant Kemp 17 Hannes Franklin 18 Steven Sykes 19 Devin Oosthuizen 20 Nicolas Vergallo 21 George Whitehead 22 Shane Gates


  • ‘their last Super Rugby home game’

    Jumping the gun a bit there, should read:

    ‘their last Super Rugby home game for 2013’


  • Comment 1, posted at 03.07.13 11:14:45 by Greg Reply
  • @Greg (Comment 1) : you reckon they’ll b there next year Greg

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.07.13 13:08:44 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 2) : Am of course hoping not,but to say it’s their last game is a bit premature! 😆

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.07.13 13:52:03 by Greg Reply

  • @Greg (Comment 1) :

    one more month then we know for sure 🙂

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.07.13 13:57:32 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) : Well that is what SARU is telling us now, who knows what the story in a months time will be?

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.07.13 14:16:27 by Greg Reply

  • @Zibbie (Comment 4) : @Greg (Comment 5) : I’m actually in favour of the Kings staying in SR, nothing against the Lions, think its a pity we can’t have both there, but I live in PE and it been quite nice going to some good rugby on a Saturday

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.07.13 21:17:12 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • Yes Pierre I think the Kings should get another year, they did much beter than the Lions and if only on current form my money would be on the Kings.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.07.13 21:50:28 by JD Reply
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  • I won’t lie, I’m very nervous. This Lions side is quality, they look well coached and they seem to have the ability to win close games. Kings needs to bring their A game for the Promo/Relegation games

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.07.13 22:42:32 by Ludz Reply

  • @JD (Comment 7) : @Ludz (Comment 8) : maybe a few weeks ago Jan, but Im with Ludz on this one, seems like the Kings lost a bit of their momentum, Lions have not played any real opposition but they remain a quality side with quality players

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.07.13 12:40:11 by pierre_mackie Reply
  • @pierre_mackie (Comment 9) : it’s not going to be easy but I hope they stay in super rugby. SA rugby should have given them a spot in the currie cup with the other super rugby teams so that they can keep their players and coaches.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.07.13 19:01:57 by JD Reply
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