Kings change one for final fling

Wilhelm van der Sluys returns to the Kings' second row for their last-ever Super Rugby match against the Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

Van der Sluys, who missed last weekend's win against the Bulls at Loftus due to a concussion, replaces Irne Herbst.

Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda, who put in a Man of the Match performance in Pretoria at No 5 lock, will wear the No 4 jersey on Friday.

'We are fortunate to have the rest of our starting XV fully fit and we will maintain consistency,' said coach Deon Davids. 'We have also kept our bench more or less the same, but will make a final decision over the next day or two over two spots on the bench because of medical reasons.'

Kings – 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Wandile Mjekevu, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Lionel Cronjé (c), 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Andisa Ntsila, 7 Tyler Paul, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Mzamo Majola.
Subs: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Irne Herbst/Mzwanele Zito, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Rudi van Rooyen, 22 Masixole Banda, 23 Waylon Murray/Yaw Penxe.

Super Rugby teams (Round 17)

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