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Two former Leopards, Jeandré Rudolph and Henko Marais, will make their run-on debuts for the iCOLLEGE Pumas when they meet the Namibian Welwitschias in Windhoek on Saturday.

Marais will wear the Puma jersey for the first time and will slot in at inside centre with captain Hennie Skorbinski starting on his outside.

Rudolph will start at openside flanker with regular number eight Willie Engelbrecht returning after injury.

The Pumas wise men, Brent Janse van Rensburg, Jimmy Stonehouse and MJ Mentz, have also changed the halfbacks with Justin van Staden returning at flyhalf and Reynier van Rooyen at scrumhalf.

Another stalwart that's getting a start is hooker Frankie Herne – the top try scorer in the SuperSport Challenge last season.

Flyhalf Christopher Smith gets a rest and will start from the bench while scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer and lock Tazz Fuzani won't travel to Windhoek.

Pumas versus Welwitschias: Devon Williams; JP Lewis, Hennie Skorbinski ©, Henko Marais, Ruwellyn Isbel; Justin van Staden Reynier van Rooyen; Willie Engelbrecht, Hilton Lobberts, Jeandré Rudolph, Cameron Lindsay, Jannie Stander, Marné Coetzee, Frankie Herne, De-Jay Terblanche. Reserves: Marko Janse van Rensburg, Simon Westraadt, Hugo Kloppers, Nardus van der Walt, Abrie Griesel, Christopher Smith, Trompie Pretorius.

Twee voormalige Luiperds, Jeandré Rudolph en Henko Marais, maak Saterdag in Windhoek teen die Namibiese Welwitschias hul opdrafbuiging vir die iCOLLEGE Pumas.

Marais sal die Pumatrui die eerste keer dra en begin op binnesenter met Hennie Skorbinski wie uitskuif buitesenter toe.

Die Pumas se wyse manne, Brent Janse van Rensburg, Jimmy Stonehouse en MJ Mentz het ook besluit om die skakelpaar te verander met Justin van Staden wie op losskakel terugkeer met Reynier van Rooyen as sy skrumskakel.

Rudolph begin as oopkantflank met die gereelde agtsteman Willie Engelbrecht wie terugkeer na sy besering.

Nog 'n staatmaker wat terugkeer is die haker Frankie Herne – die top driedrukker in die SuperSport-kompetisie verlede jaar.

Die losskakel Christopher Smith begin van die bank af terwyl Stefan Ungerer en Tazz Fuzani nie saam Windhoek toe reis nie.

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