Pumas make six changes for Lions clash
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Pumas head coach Jimmy Stonehouse has made six changes to his starting XV for Friday’s Currie Cup clash against the Lions in Johannesburg.
In the backline, Devon Williams gets the No.15 jersey back from Gerrie Labuschagne, who drops out of the matchday 23.
Sebastián de Klerk gets promoted to the starting line-up at No.14 wing with Jade Stighling dropping to the bench.
There is also a change at flyhalf with Eddie Fouche preferred to Neil Marais.
In the pack, Khwezi Mafu and Daniel Maartens replace Phumzile Maqondwana and Franna Kleinhans in the back row.
The other change in the pack sees Shane Kirkwood get a start in the second row with Darrien Landsberg out of the matchday squad.
Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Sebastián de Klerk, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Matt More, 11 Etienne Taljaard, 10 Eddie Fouche, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Khwezi Mafu, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Pieter van Vuuren (captain), 4 Shane Kirkwood, 3 Ignatius Prinsloo, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Dewald Maritz.
Replacements: 16 Eduan Swart, 17 Ruan Kramer, 18 Etienne Janeke, 19 Kwanda Dimaza, 20 Phumzile Maqondwana, 21 Chriswill September, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Jade Stighling.
Date: Friday, July 30
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 16.45 (14.45 GMT)
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen
Assistant referees: Local appointments
TMO: Aimee Barrett-Theron