Hilton Lobberts to play his 150th first class match for the Pumas - 13 September 2017

Former Springbok warrior Hilton Lobberts will play his 150th first class match should he take the field for the Pumas against Western Province
Photo: Carli Koch

Former Springbok warrior Hilton Lobberts will play his 150th first class match should he take the field for the Pumas against Western Province at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on Friday evening.
Lobberts, a journeyman, has been included on the Pumas bench after spells with the Blue Bulls, Western Province, the Cheetahs and Griquas. He played in two Test matches for the Boks and represented the Emerging Springboks.
Coach Brent Janse van Rensburg has also recalled a number of his first-choice players in centre Gerrit Smith, scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer, lock Hugo Kloppers and loosehead prop Kwezi Mona.
The Pumas will however be without talisman flanker Chris Cloete who wasn’t considered due to an AC tear to his shoulder.
There is also another new face in former Lions three-quarter Selom Gavor who could also make his Puma debut.
The changes to the Starting XV are:
• Jerome Pretorius moves from 13 to 14 to replace JP Lewis;
• Smith returns to outside centre;
• Ungerer is back at the expense of Reynier van Rooyen;
• Lambert Groenewald replaces Chris Cloete;
• Kloppers replace Cameron Lindsay and
• De-Jay Terblanche makes way for Mona in the Starting line-up.

Pumas versus WP: Justin van Staden; Jerome Pretorius, Gerrit Smith, Hennie Skorbinski ©, Ruwellyn Isbell; Kobus Marais, Stefan Ungerer; Willie Engelbrecht, Lambert Groenewald, Thembelani Bholi, Hugo Kloppers, Stefan Willemse, Pieter Scholtz, Mark Pretorius, Khwezi Mona. Reserves: Frank Herne, De-Jay Terblanche, Cameron Lindsay, Brian Shabangu, Hilton Lobberts, Reynier van Rooyen, Selom Gavor.

Die voormalige Springbok-kryger Hilton Lobberts sal Vrydag in die Mbombelastadion in Nelspruit in sy 150e eersterangse wedstryd opdraf wanneer hy speelkans teen die Westelike Provinsie kry.

Lobberts, wie al vir die Blou Bulle, die WP, Cheetahs en die Griekwas uitgedraf het, het ook in twee toetse vir die ‘Bokke gespeel en die Opkomende Bokke verteenwoordig.
Die afrigter Brent Janse van Rensburg het ook ‘n aantal van sy eerstekeuse-spelers soos die senter Gerrit Smith, die skrumskakel Stefan Ungerer, die slot Hugo Kloppers en die loskopstut Khwezi Mona weer gekies.
Die Pumas is egter sonder hul talisman-flank Chris Cloete wie nie beskikbaar is nie weens ‘n skouerbesering.
Daar is nog ‘n nuwe gesig op die bank in die voormalige Leeuvleuel Selom Gavor wie ook sy buiging vir die Pumas sal maak.
Die veranderinge aan die beginspan is:
• Jerome Pretorius skuif van 13 na 14 om JP Lewis te vervang;
• Smith skuif in op buitesenter;
• Ungerer vervang Reynier van Rooyen op skrumskakel;
• Lambert Groenewald vervang Chris Cloete;
• Kloppers keer terug ten koste van Cameron Lindsay, en
• De-Jay Terblanche maak plek vir Mona in die beginspan.

Back
TOP