Catrakilis was withdrawn from the squad that drew with the Brumbies in Canberra last weekend due to a minor injury but did made an appearance to kick the game tying goal in injury time.
– Catrakilis is joined by no.9 Shaun Venter in a new halfback pairing.
– George Whitehead shifts from 10 to 15.
– Siviwe “Sharkes” Sozyizwapi drops down to the bench.
“The structure of the 22 worked really well and the team put on a great performance against the Brumbies last week, The key for us is that we delivered a good performance against the Brumbies and we now want to build on that in the game against the Rebels,” Said Kings coach Alan Solomons.
The Kings travel to Melbourne to take on the Kings, KO 11:40 CAT (10:40 BST)
Southern Kings team: George Whitehead, Ronnie Cooke, Waylon Murray, Andries Strauss (captain), Sergeal Petersen, Demetri Catrakilis, Shaun Venter, Cornell du Preez, Wimpie van der Walt, Devin Oosthuizen, Rynier Bernado, Steven Sykes, Grant Kemp, Hannes Franklin, Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: Bandise Maku, Kevin Buys, David Bulbring, Jacques Engelbrecht, Nicolas Vergallo, Marcello Sampson, Siviwe Soyzwapi.