Posted on Thursday, 26 Apr 2018
The final round opens in South Africa when Southern Kings face Toyota Cheetahs in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, 28 April at 15:00 (SA time). Live broadcast on SuperSport 1.
One point will guarantee the Toyota Cheetahs third spot in pool A, less if Cardiff Blues do not gain a maximum point win against Osprey.
The two sides have met on six previous occasions in all competitions with Toyota Cheetahs running out victors on all occasions.
“Our focus will be on being better and converting pressure into points. We need to be more clinical,” said Captain Francois Venter.
Coach Rory Duncan has announced his team with some changes from last week:
- Niel Marais moves to flyhalf. Johan Goosen will be providing cover on the bench.
- Clinton Swart will be wearing the number 12 jersey.
- Lloyd Greeff is new to the bench and will be making his debut when he sets foot to field.
The following players are not eligible for team selection due to injury:
Dennis Visser (knee), Elandré Huggett (knee) Ruan van Rensburg, (hand), Luan de Bruin (chest muscle), Shaun Venter (knee), Nico Lee (ankle), Luther Obi (knee), Justin Basson (ankle).
Southern Kings vs Toyota Cheetahs
28 April 2018. Kick-off: 15:00 (SA Time)
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth
15 Clayton Blommetjies
14 William Small-Smith
13 Francois Venter ( C)
12 Clinton Swart
11 Sibahle Maxwane
10 Niel Marais
9 Tian Meyer
1 Ox Nche
2 Torsten van Jaarsveld
3 Johan Coetzee
4 Charl Wegner
5 Reniel Hugo
6 Paul Schoeman
7 Oupa Mohoje
8 Uzair Cassiem
16 Jacques du Toit
17 Charles Marais
18 Tom Botha
19 Rynier Bernardo
20 Henco Venter
21 Zee Mkhabela
22 Johan Goosen
23 Lloyd Greeff
The referee for the match is Cwengile Jadezweni. He will be assisted by Quinton Immelman and Rodney Bonaparte. The TMO is Johan Greeff.