Stonehouse shuffles Pumas
Johannesburg - Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has made three changes to his starting line-up for their Absa Currie Cup rugby match against Griquas in Nelspruit on Friday.
The team suffered a major setback after centre Pieter Engelbrecht broke his ankle in last weekend's 22-23 loss to the Sharks at the Mbombela Stadium.
With Engelbreght out of action Coenie van Wyk will move from the bench into the pivot position while last week's run-on flyhalf Tiaan Marx will move to the vacant centre position.
Another change to the team that was announced on Wednesday sees former Lions and Leopards player Shandre Frollick come in at wing in the place of the injured Ashwin Scott.
Stonehouse made one tactical switch to the forwards with prop Dawie Steyn replacing De-Jay Terblanche in the front row with the latter moving to the bench.
Johan Jackson has been drafted into the side as a utility back replacement.
Pumas: 15 MJ Mentz, 14 Deon Scholtz, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Tiaan Marx, 11 Shandre Frollick, 10 Coenie van Wyk, 9 Shaun Venter, 8 Doppies le Roux, 7 Jaco Bouwer, 6 Corne Steenkamp (captain), 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Boela Serfontein, 3 Ashley Buys, 2 Pellow van der Westhuizen, 1 Dawie Steyn. Replacements: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Eduan van der Walt, 19 RW Kember, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Johan Jackson, 22 Carl Bezuidenhout.
Griquas: 15 Riaan Viljoen, 14 Richard Lawson, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Barry Geel, 11 Dusty Noble, 10 Earl Rose, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Jonathan Mokuena (captain), 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Justin Downey, 5 Martin Muller, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Steph Roberts
Substitutes: 16 Matthew Dobson, 17 Jean Botha, 18 Frikkie Spies, 19 Burger Schoeman, 20 Warren Malgas, 21 Matthew Rosslee, 22 Rudi Vogt