Photo: Brain Shabangu runs onto the field at 6th man after winning Man of the Match against the Namibia at last weekend’s SuperSport Rugby Challenge held at the Bill Jardine Stadium.
Photo: Johan Nothling

The Steval Pumas will feel confident walking onto the field this weekend, when they come up against the Hino Falcons in Kempton in a SuperSport Rugby Challenge clash on Saturday.

The competition has gotten off to a good start for the Mpumalanga side, who are coming off a 64-8 thrashing of the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias in a rainy Johannesburg this past weekend. Currently sitting third on the North Conference log with two wins out of three (and tied on points with the Vodacom Blue Bulls), the Steval Pumas will be looking to cement their status as a team to be reckoned with.

The Hino Falcons are in good form, having been pipped 28-27 by the top-of-the-log Xerox Golden Lions in their most recent outing.

Steval Pumas coach Brent Janse van Rensburg said that the team has this week been focused on video reviews from the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias match and examinations of how to contain the Hino Falcons.

“Obviously we respect the Valke – they really ran the Lions hard this weekend, and the Lions are a good side. The Valke are certainly a team who keep ball in hand. They have a lot of areas of the game that test your defense, particularly from the lineout, but we’ve discussed what is necessary to contain them and identified a few opportunities,” said Janse van Rensburg.

He stressed the importance of the players executing their plans properly.

“There certainly is a big challenge ahead this weekend, but the players have the capacity to do what they need to do in this game. We will just need to ensure we arrive on game day and be prepared to invest and extend ourselves completely into this task. It’s one thing being confident, but it’s another to put in a good performance,” Janse van Rensburg said.

Once again Hennie Skorbinski will be captain, supported by vice Hugo Kloppers.

The match against the Hino Falcons kicks off at 15:00. Keep an eye on the Steval Pumas Facebook page Twitter feed for live score updates from the game.

 

Steval Pumas mik vir derde oorwinning teen Hino Falcons

Die Steval Pumas mik vir hul derde oorwinning van die seisoen, hierdie keer teen die Hino Falcons.

Die Steval Pumas sal vol vertroue op die veld draf in Kempton Park vir Saterdag se SuperSport Rugby Challenge wedstryd teen die Hino Falcons.

Die Mpumalanga span het die kompetisie sterk begin, en met laas naweek se 64-8 loesing van die Windhoek Draught Welsitschias in ‘n nat Johannesburg, het hul die derde posisie op die rangleer ingeneem. Tans gelyk op punte met die Vodacom Blue Bulls, sal die Steval Pumas hul status as ‘n span om mee rekening te hou, will versterk.

Die Hino Falcons speel tans goeie rugby, en self die rangleer leier, die Xerox Golden Lions, kon hulle slegs met ‘n punt klop in hul laaste wedstryd.

Steval Pumas afrigter, Brent Janse van Rensburg, het genoem dat die span die afgelope week gefokus het op video analiese van die Windhoek Draught Welwitchias wedstryd ten einde te besluit hoe om die Hino Falcons hok te slaan.
“Dis vanselfsprekend dat ons lugtig is vir die Valke. Hulle het die Lions opdraende gegee, en ons weet die Lions is ‘n goeie span. Die Valke is n span wat die bal goed dra, en hulle speel ‘n styl van rugby wat jou verdediging toets, veral in die lynstane, maar ons het ons opsies in diepte bespreek, beide om hulle hok te slaan en om ons eie geleenthede te skep,” het Janse van Rensburg gesê.

Hy het klem gelê op die feit dat die spelers die beplanning behoorlik op die veld moet uitvoer.

“Dit gaan ‘n opdraende stryd wees, maar ons spelers het die kapasiteit om die nodige te doen. Ons moet gewoon seker maak dat ons by die wedstryd opdaag, gereed om onsself in die taak te belê, en uit te brei ten einde die oorwinning te bewerkstellig. Dis een ding om vol vertroue te wees, maar dis ‘n ander ding om ‘n goeie vertoning op die veld te lewer,” het Janse van Rensburg gesê.

Hennie Skorbinski is terug as kaptein, ondersteun deur onder-kaptein Hugo Kloppers.
Die wedstryd teen die Hino Falcons skop om 15:00 af. Hou ‘n ogie op die Steval Pumas Facebook-bladsy en Twitter voer vir lewendige telling opdaterings van die spel.

 

Team as follows:

 

15 Full back WILLIAMS DEVON
14 Right wing ISBELL RUWELLYN
13 Outside centre SKORBINSKI HENNIE
12 Inside centre NELL RYAN
11 Left wing LEWIS JEAN-PAUL
10 Fly half MARAIS KOBUS
9 Scrum half VAN ROOYEN REYNIER
8 Number eight GREEFF CAREL
7 Right flanker ENGELBRECHT WILLEM
6 Left flanker SHABANGU BRIAN
5 Right lock KLOPPERS HUGO
4 Left lock GREEFF STEPHAN
3 Tight head prop COETZEE MARNE
2 Hooker HERNE FRANK
1 Loose head prop TERBLANCHE DE JAY

 

16 Hooker JANSE VAN RENSBURG MARKO
17 Prop MONA KWEZI
18 Lock STANDER JANNIE
19 Utility Forward VAN DER WALT NARDUS
20 Scrum half TEMPERMAN EMILE
21 Utility back EBERSOHN SIAS
22 Utility back PRETORIUS JEROME

 

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