Cat fight encounter coming to the Pumas fortress

Hennie Skorbinski will once again captain the Steval Pumas team against the Toyota Cheetahs this Wednesday 9th August
Photo: Harold Cleland

The Pumas will field a brand-new pack and half back combinations with their short turn-around time for Wednesday afternoon’s Currie Cup fixture against the Cheetahs in the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Captain Hennie Skorbinski will also once again lead the team with only fullback Devon Williams, centre Gerrit Smith and winger Ruwellyn Isbell retaining their places.
Jerome Pretorius and flyhalf Justin van Staden are promoted from the bench while centre Neil Maritz gets a first opportunity in the Match 23.
Van Staden will once again be partnered by scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer.
Sias Ebersohn, who made a huge impact at inside centre against Western Province, wasn’t considered for selection after a knock to his head.
It was always coach Brent Janse van Rensburg’s intent to rest some of his first-choice players for the Cheetahs match which they’ve obviously targeted for a possible win on their home turf.
With Francois Kleinhans once preferred as the open side flanker Chris Cloete will start from the bench for the second week running.

Die Pumas span Woensdag in die Mbombelastadion in Nelspruit teen die Cheetahs ‘n splinternuwe agttal en skakelpaar in weens die kort tyd tussen die kragmetings en die een teen die WP.
Die kaptein Hennie Skorbinski sal die span weer lei met net die heelagter Devon Williams, senter Gerrit Smith en vleuel Ruwellyn Isbell wie hul plekke behou.
Jerome Pretorius en die losskakel Justin van Staden word van die bank af bevorder terwyl die senter Neil Maritz sy eerste kans in die Wedstryd 23 kry.
Van Staden se skakelmaat sal weer Stefan Ungerer wees.
Sias Ebersohn, wie ‘n groot impak van op binnesenter teen die Westelike Provinsie gemaak het, is weens ‘n harde stamp teen sy kop nie oorweeg nie.
Dit was altyd die afrigter Brent Janse van Rensburg se bedoeling om party van sy eerstekeuse-spelers te rus vir die Cheetahs-stryd wat hulle teiken vir ‘n moontlike wen op hul tuisveld.
Met Francois Kleinhans wie weer as oopkantflank verkies word sal Chris Cloete vir die tweede agtereenvolgende week van die bank af begin.
Pumas versus Cheetahs:
1. Kwezi Mona
2. Marko Janse van Rensburg
3. Pieter Scholtz
4. Jeremy Jordaan
5. Hugo Kloppers
6. Francois Kleinhans
7. Thembelani Bholi
8. Lambert Groenewald
9. Stefan Ungerer
10. Justin van Staden
11. Ruwellyn Isbell
12. Hennie Skorbinski
13. Gerrit Smith
14. Jerome Pretorius
15. Devon Williams
16. Frank Herne
17. De-Jay Terblanche
18. Cameron Lindsay
19. Chris Cloete
20. Reynier van Rooyen
21. Kobus Marais
22. Neil Maritz

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