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Kings v Sunwolves Rd.6 Super Rugby Preview




The third match on Saturday is Super Rugby round six is in Port Elizabeth where the Southern Kings host the Sunwolves.

Both of these teams are at the bottom of the standings and are winless after four matches. This means that unless there is a draw one of them will win their first match.

The Kings have played the Sharks, Chiefs, Crusaders and the Hurricanes and have conceded an average of 50 points per match.

The Sunwolves have faced arguably weaker opposition as they have played the Lions, Cheetahs, Rebels and the Bulls and they have conceded an average of 31 points per match.

The Sunwolves have however earned two losing bonus points so their losses have been closer. They lost to the Cheetahs by one point and to the Bulls three points.

For this match the Kings have made two changes. In the backs Siyanda Grey comes in to start for Luzuko Vulindlu who has been ruled out this week with concussion.

In the forwards Aidon Davis comes into the starting line up to replace Jacques Engelbrecht in the No.8 jersey.

The Sunwolves have made four changes in total for this week and all of them are in the forwards. Timothy Bond returns to replace Liaki Moli who moves from five to six. Moli’s switch to six pushes Yoshiya Hosoda to the replacements.

Shinnosuke Kakinaga starts for Takuma Asahara in the front row. Ed Quirk returns to the starting line up at No.8 which forces Tomas Leonardi down to the replacements.

The Kings and the Sunwolves have never played each other before so there are no stats to study on past form.

The Bookies have given the Sunwolves a 4 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets. We are going against the Bookies on this one as the Sunwolves have scored some fantastic tries and just look that little bit more dangerous. They have also had a little bit less travel for this week. We think the Sunwolves should win by two.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ, Aus, SA and in the UK on Sky Sports 2 on the Red Button.

Average score: N/A

No past results.

Match No.46: Kings v Sunwolves
Date : Saturday 2 April 2016
Venue : Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
Kick Off local: 17:05 local
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant Ref 1:Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant Ref 2:Rodney Bonaparte
TMO : Christie du Preez


Southern Kings

15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Siyanda Grey, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Malcolm Jaer, 10 Louis Fouche, 9 Ntando Kebe, 8 Aidon Davis, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 CJ Velleman, 5 JC Astle, 4 Steven Sykes (c), 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Edgar Marutlulle, 1 Sti Sithole

Replacements : 16 Martin Ferreira, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Tom Botha, 19 Schalk Oelofse, 20 Chris Cloete, 21 Kevin Luiters, 22 Elgar Watts, 23 Jaco van Tonder


1-Keita Inagaki, 2 -(c) Shota Horie, 3-Shinnosuke Kakinaga, 4-Hitoshi Ono, 5-Timothy Bond, 6-Liaki Moli ,7-Andrew Durutalo, 8-Ed Quirk, 9-Kaito Shigeno, 10-Tusi Pisi, 11-Akihito Yamada, 12-Yu Tamura, 13-Harumichi Tatekawa, 14-Viliami Lolohea, 15-Riaan Viljoen

Replacements: 16-Futoshi Mori, 17-Masataka Mikami , 18-Takuma Asahara , 19-Shinya Makabe ,20-Yoshiya Hosoda , 21-Tomas Leonardi , 22-Yuki Yatomi , 23-Mifiposeti Paea.


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