Kings flank Chris Cloete has been recalled to the South Africa A team following Jean-Luc du Preez’s elevation to the Springbok squad.
Cloete is currently serving a suspension and was replaced in the SA A squad by Ruan Ackermann. But Du Preez's elevation to the Bok squad in the absence of the injured Duane Vermeulen has forced SA A coach Johan Ackermann to recall Cloete for the two-match series against the French Barbarians.
He will join the squad when they get together in Durban on Wednesday, but will not be available for the first match at the Moses Mabhida Stadium next week, due to suspension.
Earlier, Seabelo Senatla and Lwazi Mvovo had been drafted into the SA A squad in place of Jamba Ulengo (injured) and Lionel Mapoe (called up to the Springbok squad) respectively.