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Southern Kings recall Catrakilis for Rebels match

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The Southern Kings have recalled Demetri Catrakilis at number 10 for their Super Rugby match in Melbourne against the Rebels.

Kings Director of Rugby Alan Solomons has made just two changes to the team that drew with a bonus point against the Brumbies.

Aside from Catrakilis’ return Shaun Venter also returns to the starting team.

Solomons said they had fundamentally decided to go with the same team following the game against the Brumbies.

“The structure of the 22 worked really well and the team put on a great performance againt the Brumbies last week,” he said.

Solomons said the only changes were Catrakilis and Venter, who came back on to start, with Siviwe “Shakes” Soyizwapi and Nicolas Vergallo, who moved back to the bench.

“Demetri returns to flyhalf, withGeorge moving back to fullback, while Shakes, who did really well for his debut, takes a spot on the bench,” he said.

Solomons said the team had built a good foundation in the game against the Brumbies and were looking to keep the momentum moving forward.

“The key for us is that we delivered a good performance against the Brumbies and we now want to build on that in the game against the Rebels,” said Solomons.

Southern Kings

George Whitehead, Sergeal Petersen, Waylon Murray, Andries Strauss (c), Ronnie Cooke, Demetri Catrakillis, Shaun Venter; Cornell du Preez, Wimpie van der Walt, Devin Oosthuizen, Rynier Bernardo, Steven Sykes, Grant Kemp, Hannes Franklin, Schalk Ferreira

Replacements: Bandise Maku, Kevin Buys, David Bulbring, Jacques Engelbrecht, Nicolas Vergallo, Marcello Sampson, Siviwe Soyzwapi.

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