Griquas clash: Watson back in action for Kings

2013-02-13 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The Kings have rolled out the heavy artillery for their final pre-season game against Griquas in PE today.

Number eight Luke Watson is back after an injury layoff and will captain the side.

The 29-year-old has been sidelined since October last year with a shoulder injury.

The Kings will also field most of their new signings, with Ronnie Cooke and

Andries Strauss combining in the midfield, Demetri Catrakilis starting at flyhalf, Steve Sykes at lock and Bandise Maku at hooker.

Other imports who will feature on an extended bench include Edgar Marutlulle, Daniel Adongo, Nicolas Vergallo and Hadleigh Parkes.

Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Siyanda Grey, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Luke Watson (captain), 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornel du Preez , 5 Steve Sykes, 4 David Bulbring, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira. Substitutes: Edgar Marutlulle, BG Uys, Jaco Engels, Daniel Adongo, Devin Oosthuizen, Nicolas Vergallo, George Whitehead, Hadleigh Parkes, Marcello Sampson, Johan Herbst.

Griquas: 15 Richard Lawson, 14 Luzuko Vulindlu, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 PJ Vermeulen, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Burton Francis, 9 Enrico Acker, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Justin Downey, 6 Deon Carney, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Edwin Hewitt, 3 Brummer Badenhorst, 2 Matt Dobson, 1 Steph Roberts. Substitutes : 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Eugene Butterworth, 18 Janro van Niekerk, 19 Joubert Horn, 20 Marnus Schoeman, 21 Marnus Hugo, 22 Jacques Coetzee, 23 Walter Venter.

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