EP Kings lose Vergallo to Lyon

09:15 (GMT+2) Wed, 18 Sep 2013
Evergreen EP Kings captain and centre Tiger Mangweni has declared himself fit and ready to lead the side in Friday's Absa Currie Cup 1st division clash against the Valke at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

Tiger tweaked an ankle in last week's comprehensive win over the Boland Cavaliers but said at this week's team announcement that he's feeling no ill effects after sitting out practice on Monday. 

Coach David Maidza announced that Argentinian scrumhalf Nicolas Vergallo had been released from his contract and would be joining French outfit Lyon with immediate effect.

It gives Kayle van Zyl the opportunity to start in the number 9 jersey with back up scrumhalf Dwayne Kelly named on the bench.

Amongst the forwards, Brenden Olivier is back from a break at loose head prop and Ross Geldenhuys returns at tight head.

Open side flanker, Tim Agaba is battling with a stomach bug, but should be ready for Friday, with Devin Oosthuizen rested from the bench.

The 2nd placed EP Kings are chasing their 5th win in a row, while the Valke are languishing at the bottom of the table.