Mjekevu starts for Kings

The Kings have made four changes and one positional switch for Friday's clash against the Waratahs in Sydney.

A concussion to winger Yaw Penxe, who returned to South Africa earlier in the week, has forced coach Deon Davids to make one change to the backline, which sees Wandile Mjekevu getting his first start of the season at right wing.

In the forward pack, Andisa Ntsila will start at No 8, replacing Ruaan Lerm, while lock Irne Herbst returns to the starting XV as he changes spots with Mzwanele Zito, who will be on the bench this week.

Prop Ross Geldenhuys makes a return to the team after recovering from a neck spasm, while Justin Forwood moves from tighthead to loosehead.

Kings – 15 Masixole Banda, 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 Irne Herbst, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Michael Willemse, 1 Justin Forwood.
Subs: 16 Kurt Haupt, 17 Schalk van der Merwe, 18 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 19 Mzwanele Zito, 20 Ruaan Lerm/Martin Bezuidenhout, 21 Johan Steyn, 22 Stokkies Hanekom, 23 Pieter-Steyn de Wet.

Photo: Richard Huggard/Gallo Images

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Craig Lewis