Kings lose Cronjé for Lions clash

Pieter-Steyn de Wet will start at flyhalf for the Kings against the Lions at Ellis Park in the absence of Lionel Cronjé.

Cronjé has a small crack in his jaw, which was plated on Thursday. He has been ruled out for a week and will be available for South Africa A's matches against the French Barbarians in June.

The Kings will be without another SA A representative, loose forward Andisa Ntsila, who has a shoulder injury that will also sideline him for a week. He has been replaced by Tyler Paul.

In some good news for the Kings, flanker Chris Cloete will return to the starting XV after being sidelined with a concussion for the match against the Brumbies.

Ross Geldenhuys will captain the team on Sunday.

Kings – 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Alshaun Bock, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Luzuko Vulindlu, 11 Makazole Mapimpi, 10 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Tyler Paul, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 4 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys (c), 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 18 Mzamo Majola, 19 Lubabalo 'Giant' Mtyanda, 20 Thembelani Bholi, 21 Stefan Ungerer, 22 Ntabeni Dukisa, 23 Stokkies Hanekom.

Super Rugby teams (Round 14)

Photo: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images

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