Van Aswegen to start for Kings

Gary van Aswegen will start for the EP Kings in a Currie Cup pre-season friendly against the Sharks XV on Friday.

The Western Province flyhalf is on loan to the Kings ahead of the Currie Cup season. Friday's game will mark his debut for EP.

Kings coach Carlos Spencer has made nine changes to the side that beat an inexperienced Bulls team last week.

Sergeal Petersen is back after featuring for the SA U20 side in the Junior World Championship. He will start Friday's game from the bench.

EP Kings – 15 Scott van Breda, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 10 Gary van Aswegen, 9 Tobie Botes, 8 Luke Watson (c), 7 Devin Oosthuizen, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 David Bullbring, 4 Steven Cummins, 3 Charl du Plessis, 2 Albé de Swardt, 1 Lizo Gqoboka.
Subs: 16 Mike van Vuuren, 17 Tom Botha, 18 Brenden Olivier, 19 Cameron Lindsay, 20 Shaun McDonald, 21 Enrico Acker, 22 George Whitehead, 23 Sergeal Petersen.

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