Kings make multiple changes

Coach Deon Davids has made five changes to the Kings' starting lineup for Saturday's match against the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.

The Kings suffered a spate of injuries in the lead-up to their match against the Lions before the international break, but on Thursday Davids named a strong match 23 to take on the Jaguares, following the return to fitness of most of his players.

In the backline, Wandile Mjekevu will start at right wing, while captain Lionel Cronjé is back at flyhalf.

The return of Andisa Ntsila at No 8 sees Tyler Paul move to the side of the scrum, with Stefan Willemse dropping out of the match 23. In the front row, loosehead prop Mzamo Majola earns his first-ever start ahead of Schalk van der Merwe; Michael Willemse is preferred at hooker, while Martin Bezuidenhout provides cover off the bench. 

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

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