Currie Cup

Pumas unchanged for Lions duel

2015-08-12 07:18
MJ Mentz (Gallo Images)

Johannesburg - Pumas coach MJ Mentz kept his side unchanged for their Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions at Ellis Park on Friday (19:10 kick-off).

Mentz persisted with the team that pulled off a 33-24 victory over the Sharks in Nelspruit last weekend.

Last year’s trip to Johannesburg ended in a 29-15 defeat for the Pumas with their playoff ambitions taking a nosedive in the latter stages of the 2014 edition.

Lock Rudi Mathee was a late withdrawal ahead of last week’s match against the Sharks after suffering a shoulder injury which will keep him sidelined for three weeks.

Teams:

Golden Lions:

15. Ruan Combrinck, 14. Courtnall Skosan, 13. Harold Vorster, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Sampie Mastriet/Anthony Volmink , 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Ruaan Lerm, 7. Kwagga Smith, 6.  Jaco Kriel (captain), 5. Martin Muller, 4. Franco Mostert, 3. Julian Redelinghuys, 2. Malcolm Marx, 1. Jacques van Rooyen

Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Ruan Dreyer, 18. MB Lusaseni, 19. Steph de Wit, 20. Lohan Jacobs, 21. Stokkies Hanekom, 22. Jaco van der Walt

Pumas:

15 JW Bell, 14 Bernado Botha, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Stefan Watermeyer (captain), 11 Rosco Spekman, 10 JC Roos, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Lambert Groenewald, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Giant Mtyanda, 3 De-Jay Terblanché, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Khwezi Mona.

Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Jason-Colin Fraser, 19 Jaco Bouwer, 20 Reynier van Rooyen, 21 Justin van Staden, 22 Hoffmann Maritz

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