Watson leads upgraded Kings

Luke Watson will play his first match in almost five months when he captains a new look Kings team against Griquas on Wednesday.

In what looks to be a full strength team, seen for the first time this season, Ronnie Cooke and Andries Strauss combine in the midfield, Demetri Catrakilis starts at flyhalf, Steve Sykes at lock and Bandise Maku at hooker.

As is the norm in warm up matches, the larger bench includes 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.
Bench: Edgar Marutlulle, BG Uys, Jaco Engels, Daniel Adongo, Devin Oosthuizen, Nicolas Vergallo, George Whitehead, Hadleigh Parkes, Marcello Sampson, Johan Herbst.

1. Steph Roberts
2. Matthew Dobson
3. Brummer Badenhorst
4. Edwin Hewitt
5. Jaco Nepgen
6. Deon Carney
7. Justin Downey
8. Leon Karemaker
9. Enrico Acker
10. Burton Francis
11. Rocco Jansen
12. PJ Vermeulen (Captain)
13. Jean Stemmet
14. Luzuko Vulindlu
15. Richard Lawson
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

Referee: Marius Jonker

The match takes place at the Nelson Mandela Stadium on Wednesday night at 19h00.