Pumas lose Shark import ahead of clash

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:12
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Former Sharks scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer has not been included in the Pumas teams for their Currie Cup match against the Sharks at the Mbombela Stadium on Friday.

Ungerer has joined another former Shark, Francois Kleinhans on the sideline with a concussion while fullback Gerrit Smith also sits this one out.

Stalwart scrumhalf Reynier van Rooyen starts at nine with Justin van Staden returning to the starting XV at fullback.

Van Rooyen was on the bench both times when the Pumas defeated the Sharks at Mbombela in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

The only other survivors from those teams are Van Staden, Jerome Pretorius, Frankie Herne and De-Jay Terblanche.

Terblanche will be representing the Pumas for the 170th time. He replaces Kwezi Mona in the starting XV this week while lock forward Cameron Lindsay starts for the first time.

Flyhalf Sias Ebersohn returns to the bench along with scrumhalf Theo Maré, who is on loan with the Blue Bulls.

Pumas: 15 Justin van Staden, 14 Jean-Paul Lewis, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Hennie Skorbinski (captain), 11 Ruwellyn Isbell, 10 Kobus Marais, 9 Reynier van Rooyen, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Thembelani Bholi, 6 Chris Cloete, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Stefan Willemse, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Mark Pretorius, 1 De-Jay Terblanche.
Replacements: 16 Frank Herne, 17 Khwezi Mona, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 Brian Shabangu, 20 Theo Maré, 21 Sias Ebersohn, 22 Devon Williams.

Date: Friday, September 8
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 17.15 (15.15 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden
Assistant Referees: Pieter Maritz, Stephan van Dyk
TMO: Johan Greeff

 

 

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