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Coach Janse van Rensburg tweaks winning team for Lions clash - 31 August 2017

Neil Maritz will make his first appearance for the Steval Pumas on the bench this Saturday in the clash against the Lions at Emirates Airline Park.
Photo: Andre Meintjes

Two Steval Pumas stalwarts, flyhalf Justin van Staden and loose forward Francois Kleinhans have been ruled out of Saturday’s Currie Cup clash at Emirates Airline Park against the Xerox Golden Lions.
Coach Brent Janse van Rensburg had to tweak his winning combination of the last two weeks for this weekend’s game with Kobus Marais slotting in at flyhalf and Willie Engelbrecht returning to the starting fold.
With Marais and Engelbrecht’s promotion Chris Cloete and Neil Maritz return to a strong bench.
Engelbrecht effectively replaces Kleinhans in a straight swop at number eight.
Both Van Staden and Kleinhans suffered knocks to the head in the Pumas victory over the Blue Bulls.
The Pumas are on a roll after victories over Griquas and the Bulls and would like to keep the momentum against opponents which they beat in Round One.
Steval Pumas versus Xerox Golden Lions: Gerrit Smith; JP Lewis, Jerome Pretorius, Hennie Skorbinski ©, Ruwellyn Isbell; Kobus Marais, Stefan Ungerer; Willie Engelbrecht, Lambert Groenewald, Thembelani Bholi, Hugo Kloppers, Stefan Willemse, Pieter Scholtz, Mark Pretorius, Kwezi Mona. Reserves: Frankie Herne, De-Jay Terblanche, Cameron Lindsay, Brian Shabangu, Chris Cloete, Reynier van Rooyen, Neil Maritz.

Twee Steval Pumas-staatmakers, die losskakel Justin van Staden en die losvoorspeler Francois Kleinhans is nie beskikbaar vir Saterdag se Curriebekerstryd op Emirates Airlinepark teen die Xerox Goue Leeus nie.
Die afrigter Brent Janse van Rensburg moes noodgedwone aan sy wenkombinasie van die afgelope twee weke verander en het op Kobus Marais en Willie Engelbrecht se knoppies gedruk.
Van Rensburg het ook twee veranderinge aan sy reserwebank gemaak deur Chris Cloete en die voormalige Sharks-speler Neil Maritz in te sluit.
Engelbrecht is ‘n regstreekse plaasvervanger vir Kleinhans in die nommer agt-trui.
Van Staden en Kleinhans het albei harsingskudding in die Pumas se oorwinning oor die Blou Bulle opgedoen.
Die Pumas sal graag momentum wil behou na agtereenvolgende oorwinnings oor Griekwas en die Bulle teen ‘n teenstander wat hulle in die eerste ronde van die kompetisie geklop het.

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