Province changes seven for Pumas
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: There are seven changes to the Western Province team for the Currie Cup encounter with the Pumas at Newlands on Friday.
Three of the changes are injury-enforced and the other four are rotational for the third-round clash.
Injuries to Seabelo Senatla, Ruhan Nel and Juarno Augustus see Tristan Leyds, Michael Haznar and Jaco Coetzee make their first starts in the blue and white hoops of Western Province this season.
Leyds is on the wing, while Haznar will link up in midfield with Rikus Pretorius who is back in the starting line-up.
Paul de Wet starts at scrumhalf in the other change to the backline.
In the forward pack, Coetzee is at No.8, while the other two changes see lock David Meihuizen and hooker Siyabonga Ntubeni come into the starting XV.
Western Province: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Angelo Davids, 13 Michael Haznar, 12 Rikus Pretorius, 11 Tristan Leyds, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Paul de Wet, 8 Jaco Coetzee, 7 Ernst van Rhyn, 6 Siya Kolisi (captain), 5 David Meihuizen, 4 Salmaan Moerat, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements – from: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 19 Chris van Zyl, 20 Johan du Toit, 21 Herschel Jantjies, 22 Kade Wolhuter, 23 Dan du Plessis, 24 Kwenzo Blose, 25 Marcel Theunissen, 26 Sihle Njezula.
Date: Friday, December 11
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Paul Mente
Assistant referees: Aimee Barrett-Theron, Egon Seconds
TMO: Joey Klaaste-Salmans