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 […]

Pumas come within a whisker of a win – 2 September 2017

The Steval Pumas came within a whisker of beating the Lions for a third time at Emirates Airline Park this century when they went down by a single point, 29-28. This Pumas team have arrived and they nearly walked in the shoes of the teams of 2004 and 2010, the only Pumas team to be […]

Coach Janse van Rensburg tweaks winning team for Lions clash – 31 August 2017

Two Steval Pumas stalwarts, flyhalf Justin van Staden and loose forward Francois Kleinhans have been ruled out of Saturday’s Currie Cup clash at Emirates Airline Park against the Xerox Golden Lions. Coach Brent Janse van Rensburg had to tweak his winning combination of the last two weeks for this weekend’s game with Kobus Marais slotting […]

Pumas maul Bulls – 25 August 2017

The Pumas literally and figuratively mauled the Blue Bulls to a record 51-15 victory at Nelspruit’s Mbombela Stadium on Friday night to announce themselves as a Currie Cup contender. The Pumas scored their biggest victory over the Bulls ever with the forwards chipping in with six of their eight tries, with the maul playing a […]