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Pumas starting heroes that defeated Griquas are rewarded with the same jerseys - 24 August 2017

Reynier van Rooyen of the Pumas on the break during the Currie Cup match between DHL Western Province and Steval Pumas at DHL Newlands in Cape Town, South Africa on the 5th August 2017.
Photo by Shaun Roy

Pumas coach Brent Janse van Rensburg had to change his winning formula when he named his team to face the Blue Bulls in the Mbombela Stadium on Friday night.

Most of the starting heroes that defeated the Griquas in Kimberley have all be rewarded with the same jerseys.

His hand was forced however with star flanker Chris Cloete down with flu.
Cloete has been placed on the bench with Thembelani Bholi moving up to the Starting XV.

There are also changes to the bench with Kobus Marais replacing Sias Ebersohn and either Cloete or Brian Shabangu replacing him.

It's of cardinals importance that the Pumas continue their winning ways in front of their home crowd.

The Pumas have to turn the clock back to 2010 when they scored their only win in Nelspruit - by a single point, 22-21 - over the Bulls.

They have since lost four Currie Cup encounters in Mbombela against the Bulls.
Pumas se helde teen Griekwas word beloon
Die Pumas se afrigter Brent Janse van Rensburg moes sy wenformule verander toe hy sy span aangekondig het vir die stryd Vrydagaand in die Mbimbela stadion teen die Blou Bulle.

Die meeste van die helde wat tren die Griekwas begin het is almal beloon met n plek in die span.

Hy was gedwing om n grieperige Chris Cloete te vervang.

Cloete was intussen gelys op die bank met n finale besluit wat later geneem sal word terwyl Thembelani Bholi opskuif na die beginspan.

Daar is ook veranderinge op die bank met Kobus Marais wie Sias Ebersohn vervang terwyl of Cloete of Brian Shabangu vir Bholi vervang.

Dit is van kardinale belang dat die Pumas op hul wenpad bly voor hul tuisskare.

Die Pumas moet die klok tot 2010 terugdraai toe hulle hul enigste oorwinning oor die Bulle in Nelspruit behaal het.

Hulle het sederdien vier keer agtereenvolgens in die Mbombelastadion teen die Bulle verloor.
Team:
15 Gerrit Smith, 14 JP Lewis, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Hennie Skorbinski (C), 11 Ruwellyn Isbell, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Francois Kleinhans, 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Thembelani Bholi, 5 Hugo Kloppers (VC), 4 Stefan Willemse, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Mark Pretorius 1 Kwezi Mona
Replacements: 16 Frank Herne, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Cameron Lindsay, 19 Chris Cloete/Brian Shabangu, 20 Willie Engelbrecht, 21 Reynier van Rooyen, 22 Kobus Marais

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