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Last updated: 18th April 2013  

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Southern Kings captain Luke Watson has been passed fit to tackle the the Bulls in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Watson has been on the sidelines since suffering a back injury on the opening weekend, however the former South Africa international returns to the starting XV.

Watson is one of four changes made to the Kings pack, with lock David Bulbring, prop Kevin Buys and hooker Bandise Maku also starting. Watson's inclusion at No 8 means Cornell du Preez switches to the flanker and Devin Oosthuizen drops out.

Hannes Franklin, Grant Kemp and Rynier Bernardo are all named on the bench.

The Bulls have been forced into a late chance to their line-up following their 26-20 victory over the Cheetahs last time out.

Coach Frans Ludeke had initially made one alteration on bench, with Bjorn Basson recalled ahead of Ulrich Beyers.

However Dewald Potgieter has subsequently been ruled out so Arno Botha is promoted from the bench, with Jacques Potgieter added to the squad.

Southern Kings: 15 George Whitehead, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Waylon Murray, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Ronnie Cooke, 10 Demetri Catrakillis, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Luke Watson (capt), 7 Wimpie van der Walt, 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 David Bulbring, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Kevin Buys, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16 Hannes Franklin, 17 Grant Kemp, 18 Rynier Bernardo, 19 Jacques Engelbrecht, 20 Nicolas Vergallo, 21 Marcello Sampson, 22 Siviwe Soyzwapi.

Bulls: 15 Jurgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Jan Sefontein, 11 Lionel Mapoe, 10 Morne Steyn, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Pierre Spies (capt), 7 Arno Botha, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 3 Frik Kirsten, 2 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 1 Morne Mellett.
Replacements: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Werner Kruger, 18 Paul Willemse, 19 Jacques Potgieter, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Louis Fouche, 22 Bjorn Basson.

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