Cloete back in starting line-up for clash against Blue Bulls - 11 October 2017

Chris Cloete back in No.6 jersey for Pumas vs Bulls Clash
Photo Andre Meintjes

Steval Pumas coach Brent Janse van Rensburg has played his biggest trump card by including flanker Chris Cloete in his starting line-up for Friday night’s Currie Cup fixture against the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld.
It will be Cloete’s last fixture before joining Irish club Munster at the completion of the domestic season who will start as open side flanker and with injuries to Brian Shabangu and Thembelani Bholi the timing couldn’t be better.
Janse van Rensburg had to replace Bholi, Shabangu, lock Stefan Willemse and fullback Justin van Staden for the final fling of the season.
Cloete and Nardus van der Walt will start on the side of the scrum, Jannie Stander will fill Willemse’s boots and Gerrit Smith moves from midfield to fullback.
In two other positional switches Trompie Pretorius moves to outside centre with Selom Gavor getting a starting opportunity on the wing.
Winger Gerrie Labuschagne gets his first opportunity in the match day 22.

Die Steval Pumas se afrigter Brent Janse van Rensburg het sy grootste troefkaart gespeel deur die oopkantflank Chris Cloete in sy beginspan vir Vrydagaand se Curriebekerwedstryd op Loftus Versfeld teen die Blou Bulle te kies.
Dit is Cloete se laaste kragmeting voor hy hom by die Ierse klub Munster aansluit en met Brian Shabangu en Thembelani Bholi se besering kon die tydsberekening nie beter gewees het nie.
Janse van Rensburg moes Bholi, Shabangu, die slot Stefan Willemse en die heelagter Justin van Staden vir die laaste wedstryd van die seisoen vervang.
Cloete en Nardus van der Walt begin aan die kant van die skrum, Jannie Stander vul Willmse se stewels en Gerrit Smit skuif van die middelveld heelagter toe.
In twee ander posisionele skuiwe begin Trompie Pretorius op buitesenter en kry Selkom Gavor ‘n beginkans op vleuel.
Die vleuel Gerrie Labuschagne kry sy eerste geleentheid in die wedstrydgroep.
Pumas versus Blue Bulls: Gerrit Smit; Selom Gavor, Jerome Pretorius, Hennie Skorbinski, Ruwellyn Isbel; Kobus Marais, Stefan Ungerer; Willie Engelbrecht, Nardus van der Walt, Chris Cloete, Hugo Kloppers, Jannie Stander, Pieter Scholtz, Marko Janse van Rensburg, Khwezi Mona. Reserves: Frankie Herne, De-Jay Terblanche, Cameron Lindsay, Hilton Lobberts, Francois Kleinhans, Reynier van Rooyen, Gerrie Labuschagne.

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