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Chris Cloete starts his first match for the Pumas this weekend in Kimberley - 17 August 2017

Chris Cloete gets his first starting line-up for the Steval Pumas in their clash against the Tafel Lager Griquas on Sunday in Kimberley.
Photo: Andre Meintjes

SA A flanker Chris Cloete will start his first match for the Pumas when they travel to fortress Kimberley to face the high-riding Griquas in an all-important Currie Cup match.
Cloete has produced a couple of cameos from the bench and gets a deserved opportunity to play a bigger role in the Starting XV.
Cloete replaces Francois Kleinhans in the number six jersey with the latter packing down at eight, a move which give the Pumas the luxury of two specialist fetchers.
Another ex-Kings player, Stefan Willemse gets a start at lock in place of Jeremy Jordaan, who is out with concussion.
The versatile Gerrit Smith, who had a blinder in the midfield against the Cheetahs, is back at fifteen this week, replacing Devon Williams.
His selection at fullback necessitated a change in midfield where Jerome Pretorius will partner captain Hennie Skorbinski while JP Lewis is drafted in on the right wing.
The Pumas would target this match to open their Currie Cup account but they will have taken notice of the Peacock Blues’ recent form and their victories over WP and the Cheetahs.
1.Mona Khwezi 2. Mark Pretorious 3. Scholtz Pieter 4. Willemse Stefan 5. Kloppers Hugo (VC) 6. Cloete Chris 7. Groenewald Lambert 8. Kleinhans Francois 9. Ungerer Stefan 10. Van Staden Justin 11. Isbell Ruwellyn 12. Skorbinski (C) Hennie 13. Pretorius Jerome 14 Lewis Jean-Paul 15. Smith Gerrit 16. Herne Frank 17. Terblanche De-Jay 18. Cameron Lindsay 19. Bholi Thembelani 20. Greeff Carel 21. Van Rooyen Reynier 22. Ebersohn Sias
Voorwedstryd-persverklaring:
17 Augustus 2017
Wedstryd: Griekwas vs Steval Pumas
Plek: Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley
Datum: 20 Augustus 2017
Afskop: 14:30

Chris Cloete maak sy buiging in die beginspan van die Pumas Sondag in Kimberley
Die SA A-span flank Chris Cloete sal in sy eerste wedstryd vir die Pumas begin waneer hulle Kimberley toe reis om die Griekwas in ‘n belangrike Curriebeker-kragmeting die stryd aansê.
Cloete het sy plek met ‘n paar sterk vertonings van die bank af oopgespeel en kry ‘n welverdiende kans om ‘n groter rol in die beginspan te speel.
Cloete vervang Francois Kleinhans in die nommer-ses trui met laasgenoemde wat agtsteman toe skuif om die Pumas die gerief van twee baljagters te gee.
Nog ‘n voormalige Kings-speler, Stefan Willemse kry ‘n kans op slot in Jeremy Jordaan, wie weens harsingskudding nie beskikbaar is nie, se plek.
Die veelsydige Gerrit Smith, wie skitterend in die middelveld teen die Cheetahs was, is terug op 15 in Devon Williams se plek.
Sy keuse op heelagter veroorsaak ‘n verandering in die middelveld waar Jerome Pretorius sy vennootskap met die kaptein Hennie Skorbinski hervat terwyl JP Lewis op vleuel ingetrek word.
Die Pumas sal hierdie wedstryd teiken om hul Curriebeker-rekening te open maar hulle het kennis geneem van die Poubloues se oorwinnings oor die WP en die Cheetahs.
1.Mona Khwezi 2. Mark Pretorious 3. Scholtz Pieter 4. Willemse Stefan 5. Kloppers Hugo (VC) 6. Cloete Chris 7. Groenewald Lambert 8. Kleinhans Francois 9. Ungerer Stefan 10. Van Staden Justin 11. Isbell Ruwellyn 12. Skorbinski (C) Hennie 13. Pretorius Jerome 14 Lewis Jean-Paul 15. Smith Gerrit 16. Herne Frank 17. Terblanche De-Jay 18. Cameron Lindsay 19. Bholi Thembelani 20. Greeff Carel 21. Van Rooyen Reynier 22. Ebersohn Sias

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