Christopher Smit debuts for the Pumas

Smit steers Puma to grand victory – 21 April 2018

On a great day for the Pumas’ debutants, firstly their new sponsor on their chest, iCOLLEGE, and flyhalf Christopher Smit, they started their SuperSport Challenge campaign with a 36-18 victory over the Blue Bulls at the Nelspruit Rugby Club on Saturday. Smith had a dream debut for his new team, scoring 21 points on debut […]

Pumas Currie Cup run comes to an end – 13 October 2017

The Boogey Man, Warrick Gelant, was instrumental in the Blue Bulls turning the tides on the Pumas at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night with the Bulls scoring eight tries to four in their 52-32 victory. Gelant scored only one of the tries but he stepped and weaver his way past numerous defenders to keep the […]

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

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 […]

Pumas forfeit a possible semi-final spot – 7 October 2017

The Steval Pumas squandered a healthy 28-10 lead in the last fixture in the Mbombela stadium on Saturday to forfeit a possible semi-final spot in this season’s Currie Cup competition. The Tafel Lager Griquas narrowly won the match 38-35 to end the Pumas’ Cup dream and lifted themselves off the foot of the congested Currie […]

Pumas narrowly miss golden opportunity – 22 September 2017

The Pumas squandered a golden opportunity to record the best Premier Currie Cup season ever when they narrowly went down 33-32 to the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday afternoon. A fifth Currie Cup victory would have been the Pumas’ best result in South Africa’s premier domestic competition and at times it seemed that […]

Hooker, Frankie Herne starts for Pumas against Cheetahs – 20 September 2017

Last year’s Pumas Player of the Year, hooker Frankie Herne, gets a well-deserved opportunity to start against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday night after starting from the bench in each of their previous nine Currie Cup fixtures. Herne acted as Marko Janse van Rensburg and Mark Pretorius’ understudy so far in this campaign but […]

Pumas topple the men from the Cape – 15 September 2017

The Pumas turned back the clock 34 years, when they defeated Western Province 22-12 in a Currie Cup game, in the Mbombela stadium on Friday night. The Pumas, then names South Eastern Transvaal, scored their most famous win against a star-studded WP in a Lion Cup fixture back in 1983. The Pumas added the Western […]

Hilton Lobberts to play his 150th first class match for the Pumas – 13 September 2017

Former Springbok warrior Hilton Lobberts will play his 150th first class match should he take the field for the Pumas against Western Province at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on Friday evening. Lobberts, a journeyman, has been included on the Pumas bench after spells with the Blue Bulls, Western Province, the Cheetahs and Griquas. He played in […]

Pumas come close to log leader upset – 8 September 2017

The Pumas came within a whisker of beating Currie Cup log leaders, the Sharks, at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on Friday afternoon, going down 25-27 to the coastal side. The Giant Killing Pumas have beaten both the Lions and Blue Bulls at Fort Mbombela and were only beaten in the final straight by the Sharks when […]