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Pumas unchanged for Final

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has not tampered with his squad ahead of the Currie Cup Final.

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The Pumas will tackle the Griquas in the Currie Cup Final on Saturday in Kimberley.

The coach has again opted to use captain Willie Engelbrecht at flank following their win over the Cheetahs last weekend.

Saturday’s fixture is huge not only for South African Rugby but also for the Pumas.

The Nelspruit side will play their first-ever Currie Cup Final.

In the wake of the win over the Cheetahs, Jimmy Stonehouse, coach of the Pumas, was excited about Saturday’s decider.

“It’s amazing that everything worked out for us,” said Stonehouse.

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“At one stage, we almost let it slip, but the emotions after that semi-final were amazing, I think we deserve this, and we are feeling very happy.

“Between Griquas and us (Pumas), there is big rivalry brewing and this is one of the best things that could ever have happened for rugby in SA.”

Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Tapiwa Mafura, 13 Sebastian de Klerk, 12 Eddie Fouche, 11 Jade Stighling, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Andre Fouche, 7 Willie Engelbrecht (captain), 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Shane Kirkwood, 4 Deon Slabbert, 3 Ignatius Prinsloo, 2 Eduan Swart, 1 Corne Fourie.
Replacements: 16 Llewellyn Classen, 17 Dewald Maritz, 18 Simon Raw, 19 Kwanda Dimaza, 20 Francois Kleinhans, 21 Giovan Snyman, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Alwayno Visagie.

Date: Saturday, June 25
Venue: Griqua Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Cwengile Jadezweni
Assistant referees: Morné Ferreira, Griffin Colby
TMO: Quinton Immelman

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