Velleman back for Kings

The Kings have made four changes to their starting lineup for Saturday's match against the Highlanders in Port Elizabeth.

CJ Velleman returns from injury to start at blindside flank with Stefan Willemse shifting to openside. He replaces Thembelani Bholi, who is out for the rest of the season after a knee operation in June.

Tom Botha comes in at tighthead prop in place of Jacobie Adriaanse, who is out with a calf strain.

In the backline, Malcolm Jaer, who is also returning from injury, will start at fullback in place of Jürgen Visser, who is still recovering from a concussion suffered against the Jaguares in May.

Elgar Watts will start at flyhalf, with Louis Fouché shifting to the bench.

Kings – 15 Malcolm Jaer, 14 Lukhanyo Am, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Wandile Mjekevu, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 CJ Velleman, 5 JC Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (c), 3 Tom Botha, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Subs: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Sti Sithole, 18 Justin Ackerman, 19 Schalk Oelofse, 20 Jacques Engelbrecht, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Louis Fouché, 23 Luzuko Vulindlu.

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