Kings host Jaguares
28 May, 2016, 12:00 am
THE third Super Rugby match is in South Africa where the Southern Kings host the Jaguares at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth.
Both of these teams are expansion teams and have had difficult first seasons. The Southern Kings have had problems on and off the field and have only managed one win from 11 matches.
The Jaguares have had a difficult first season in Super Rugby as well because even though they have an almost full Argentina World Cup squad in their ranks they have only won two matches from 11.
One of the Jaguares victories was against the Southern Kings in Buenos Aires when they beat the South African newcomers 73-27. The other was a 33-34 victory over the Cheetahs in Rd.1.
The Southern Kings have also been hit hard by injury as Wandile Mjekevu was with the Sharks earlier this week and after being loaned to the Kings in Tuesday he was named in the starting line up on Wednesday.
Including Mjekevu the Kings have made four changes for this match —— two rotational and two changes. Stefan Watermeyer, who has missed the past two matches due to a tendon strain in his foot, has been cleared and will be returning to his usual berth at outside centre, seeing JP du Plessis move onto the bench,