Pumas claw back in second half – 9 August 2017

The Pumas staged a huge fightback against the Currie Cup champions, the Cheetahs, at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on Wednesday afternoon and played some of their best rugby of the season during this period. The defending champions ran out 45-34 winners after leading 38-3 minutes before the break. A brilliant try by Pumas flyer Ruwellyn Isbell […]

Cat fight encounter coming to the Pumas fortress – 8 August 2017

The Pumas will field a brand-new pack and half back combinations with their short turn-around time for Wednesday afternoon’s Currie Cup fixture against the Cheetahs in the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. Captain Hennie Skorbinski will also once again lead the team with only fullback Devon Williams, centre Gerrit Smith and winger Ruwellyn Isbell retaining their […]

Pumas come close to a Currie Cup upset at Newlands – 5 August 2017

The Pumas, for nearly an hour, looked to score a surprise Currie Cup victory over Western Province at Newlands on Saturday but a yellow card and penalty try eventually cost them dearly and saw the WP home 34-19. The Pumas were leading 12-10 at half-time and 19-10 soon afterwards but a yellow card shown to […]

Pumas out of depth in Shark tank – 30 July 2017

The Steval Pumas travelled to Durban to play the Cell C Sharks in their second game of the Currie Cup Premier Division and was beaten 29 – 0.Early play was patchy, if impassioned, as both teams had their attacking game interrupted by handling errors, and effective defence.The Cell C Sharks opened the scoring with a […]

CJ van der Linde joins Steval Pumas as Forwards Coach – 25 July 2017

In a momentous move for the Steval Pumas, world-cup winning Springbok prop and highly regarded coach CJ van der Linde has signed as forwards coach for the 2017 Currie Cup season. 36-year-old Van der Linde retired from professional rugby after the 2015/16 season with French Top 14 side Montpellier, but remained in the setup as […]

Puma-Woema prevails in Currie Cup – 23 July 2017

On a sunny Sunday afternoon, Mbombela Stadium braced itself for the latest instalment in the ongoing catfight between the Steval Pumas and the visiting Xerox Golden Lions. This instalment was the opening match of the Currie Cup Premier Division for both teams. It was always going to be a humdinger, and with 34 points scored […]

Let the games begin: Steval Pumas vs Xerox Golden Lions – 20 July 2017

Steval Pumas’ coach Brent Janse van Rensburg has said that the Currie Cup Premier Division will present exciting new opportunities for his side, ahead of their first match of the competition against the Xerox Golden Lions this Sunday. In the SuperSport Rugby Challenge, the Steval Pumas’ only played two out of nine games on their […]