Injury forces Puma coach's hand
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Pumas team to face Griquas in a Currie Cup Round Two encounter in Kimberley on Friday shows a couple of changes.
The injured Neil Maritz was replaced by Etienne Taljaard and Alwayno Visagie came onto the bench as cover.
The Pumas are looking to bounce back from last week’s heartbreaking one-point loss to the Lions at Ellis Park, but face a tough trip to Kimberley.
Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Morné Joubert, 13 Ryan Nel (captain), 12 Henko Marais, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Kobus Marais, 9 Reynier van Rooyen, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Carel du Preez, 6 Jeandre Rudolph, 5 Stefan Willemse, 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Marne Coetzee, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1 Andrew Beerwinkel.
Replacements: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Morgan Naude, 19 Phumzile Maqondwana, 20 Hilton Lobberts, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Chris Smith, 23 Alwayno Visagie.
Date: Friday, July 19
Venue: Griquas Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 17.00 (16.00 GMT)
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Johre Botha
TMO: Lourens van der Merwe