EP without skipper Ferreira

Scrumhalf Ricky Schroeder will captain the EP Kings against the Bulls in Pretoria on Friday after Schalk Ferreira was ruled out with an injury.

Ferreira sustained a groin strain in last week's defeat to the Cheetahs and has been replaced on the loose-head side by Justin Forwood. At No 5 lock, Cornell Hess makes way for David Antonites.

In the backline, Alcino Izaacs is replaced by Burton Klaasen in the run-on XV. Klaasen will, however, play outside centre in place of Johan Tromp who shifts to fullback, while Siviwe Soyizwapi moves from fullback to wing.

EP Kings – 15 Johan Tromp 14 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 13 Burton Klaasen, 12 Waylon Murray, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Kobus Marais, 9 Ricky Schroeder (c), 8 Christiaan de Bruin, 7 Sebastian Ferreira, 6 Vince Jobo, 5 David Antonites, 4 Tazz Fuzani, 3 Vukile Sofisa, 2 Mike Willemse, 1 Justin Forwood.

Subs: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Barend Potgieter, 18 Ettienne Oosthuizen, 19 Luke van der Smit, 20 Jacques Fick, 21 Minenhle Mthethwa, 22 Lungelo Goza.

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Mariette Adams