Pumas debuts three youngsters

Pumas blood three more youngsters – 14 June 2018

Three more youngsters are making their provincial debuts when the iCOLLEGE Pumas face the Namibian Welwitschias at the Sasol Rugby Club in Secunda on Friday night.

Prop forward Morgan Naudé and lock Le Roux Roets will have their first taste of the SuperSport Challenge in a Starting XV that shows ten changes all in all.

Captain Hennie Skorbinski, number eight Willie Engelbrecht, fyhalf Justin van Staden, winger Morné Joubert and fullback Devon Williams are the only players retained after their Lions victory a fortnight ago.

Centre Wayno Visagie, who started from the bench, will get his first run in the Starting XV while Boeta Vermaak get his first start on the left wing.

Fullback Barend Smit has an opportunity to make an impact from the bench.

Stalwarts Brian Shabangu, Hilton Lobberts, Simon Wesraadt and Reynier van Rooyen have been recalled to ad some experience.

iCOLLEGE Pumas versus Welwitschias: Devon Williams; Morné Joubert, Wayno Visagie, Hennie Skorbinski ©, Boeta Vermaak; Justin van Staden, Reynier van Rooyen; Willie Engelbrecht, Hilton Lobberts, Brian Shabangu, Cameron Lindsay, Le Roux Roets, Louis Albertse, Simon Westraadt, Morgan Naudé. Reserves: Marko Janse van Rensburg, De-Jay Terblanche, Hugo Kloppers, Stefan Willemse, Abri Griesel, Chris Smith, Barend Smit.

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