Solly puts Watson on bench

Luke Watson will make his impact off the bench against the Sharks this Saturday.

The Kings team has been announced with Luke Watson having until later in the week to prove his fitness, with the impressive Jacques Engelbrecht taking his place at the back of the scrum.

Alan Solomons suggested that his team be announced early so that the team could settle before such a big game, explaining why the announcement was not delayed to give Watson a few more days to recover fully.

Darron Nell, who took over the captaincy late in the Currie Cup B Division last year, will again take over the captaincy for this match. Nell comes into the team in place of David Bulbring, who drops to the bench himself.

There will also be a debut on the line for Nicolas Vergallo, who is named on the bench in place of Johan Herbst.

Kings: 15 SP Marais, 14 Marcello Sampson, 13 Ronnie Cooke, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Sergeal Petersen, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Jacques Engelbrecht, 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 Darron Nell (captain), 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira. Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Jaco Engels, 18 David Bulbring, 19 Luke Watson, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Hadleigh Parkes.