One of the two stalwarts, Justin van Staden, scores a try

Two stalwarts included in the lineup – 31 May 2018

The iCOLLEGE Pumas have included two stalwarts, flyhalf Justin van Staden and lock Hugo Kloppers in their starting line-up to host the Lions at the Mbombela Stadium on Saturday.

Van Staden replaces an injured Christopher Smith, the top scorer in the SuperSport Challenge, and should rise up to the challenge.

The flyhalf has scored nearly 400 points in the Pumas jersey and this is his opportunity to show his mettle.

Kloppers has played nearly a 100 first class games and is a fine line-out forward.

The Pumas have also included the versatile Gerrit Smit at outside centre to replace the injured Henko Marais.

The young Sharks acquisitions, winger Morné Joubert and Wayno Visagie has also been included in the Match Day squad.

Joubert replaces an ill JP Lewis on the right wing and Visagie has been selected on the bench with another youngster, Barend Smit, who represented the Lions last season.

Pumas versus Lions: Devin Williams; Morné Joubert, Gerrit Smit, Hennie Skorbinski ©, Ruwellyn Isbel; Justin van Staden, Stefan Ungerer; Willie Engelbrecht, Nardus van der Walt, Jeandré Rudolph, Hugo Kloppers, Stefan Willemse, Marné Coetzee, Marko Janse van Rensburg, De-Jay Terblanche. Reserves: Frankie Herne, Andrew Beerwinkel, Cameron Lindsay, Hilton Lobberts, Reynier van Rooyen, Barend Smit, Wayno Visagie.


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