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Stormers v Kings Rd.17 Super Rugby Preview




The fourth of six Super Rugby matches on Saturday in the final round of the Super Rugby season is in Cape Town where the Stormers host the Southern Kings.

The Stormers have already qualified for the Quarter finals and will finish in third place. They cannot improve on their position – even if they win with a bonus point due to the number of wins.

The match is therefore one in which the teams will be playing for pride as the match will be the last for the Southern Kings this season.

These teams have only played each other twice and that was in 2013. Both matches were won by the Stormers so they are unbeaten with an average score of Stormers 22 Southern Kings 12.

For this match the Stormers have rested some of their big name players in preparation for next week’s quarter final and they have been hit by injury. In all the Stormers have made six changes for this week.

Huw Jones gets his first start this Super Rugby season at outside centre and replaces Daniel du Plessis who has been ruled out with concussion.

The only other change in the backline sees scrumhalf Louis Schreuder come into the starting line-up for Nic Groom who is being rested.

In the forward pack Stormers half-centurion Rynhardt Elstadt starts at flank with Siya Kolisi set to provide impact off the replacements bench, Scarra Ntubeni comes in at hooker, and there are two new locks in JD Schickerling and Jean Kleyn, with Pieter-Steph du Toit and Eben Etzebeth being rested.

Lock Chris van Zyl will make his Stormers debut if he comes off the replacements bench

The Kings have made three changes for this contest. Steven Sykes returns to the side and replaces Schalk Oelofse at left lock, while Dewald Human gets a starting birth at flyhalf for the first time.

Oelofse is named on the bench, but had a niggle with his shoulder during training this morning, and Davids has announced Sintu Manjezi as a possible alternate for him.

The Bookies have given the Southern Kings a 32 point start for this Match – with an offer of up to $200 in Bonus bets. The end of the season cannot come soon enough for the Kings who have struggled on and off the field. The Stormers should win this comfortably by more than 20.

This Match will be shown on TV in NZ (Sky), Aus (Fox Sports), SA (SuperSport) and in the UK on Sky Sports 3 on the Red Button.

Average score: Stormers 22 Southern Kings 12

Last two results
06 Jul 2013 Stormers v Kings 24-12 Port Elizabeth
01 Jun 2013 Stormers v Kings 19-11 Cape Town

Stormers overall record against the Kings
Played 2 , Wins 2 , Losses 0 , Draws 0

Match No.133:Stormers v Kings
Date : Saturday 16 July 2016
Venue : Newlands, Cape Town
Kick Off local: 17:05 local
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant Ref 1: Quinton Immelman
Assistant Ref 2:Rodney Bonaparte
TMO : Shaun Veldsman



15 Jaco Taute, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Jean-Luc du Plessis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Schalk Burger (captain), 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Alistair Vermaak.

Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 JC Janse van Rensburg, 18 JP Smith, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Siya Kolisi, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Brandon Thomson, 23 Scott van Breda.

Southern Kings

15: Malcolm Jaer , 14: Lukhanyo Am , 13: Stefan Watermeyer , 12: Shane Gates (VC) , 11: Wandile Mjekevu , 10: Dewald Human , 9: James Hall , 8: Jacques Engelbrecht , 7: Stefan Willemse , 6: Andisa Ntsila , 5: JC Astle , 4: Steven Sykes (C) , 3: Jacobie Adriaanse , 2: Edgar Marutlulle , 1: Sti Sithole

Replacements : 16: Martin Bezuidenhout , 17: Schalk Ferreira , 18: Tom Botha , 19: Schalk Oelofse / Sintu Manjezi , 20: Aidon Davis , 21: Kevin Luiters , 22: Elgar Watts , 23: Jeremy Ward

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