Giant returns to Pumas XV

Giant Mtyanda will start in the Pumas' second row for their match against the Golden Lions in Nelspruit on Friday.

Having come off the bench during the Pumas' 15-13 win against the EP Kings last weekend, Mtyanda will replace Marius Coetzer at No 5 lock, with Jannie Stander named among the substitutes.

The Pumas lost 44-27 to the Lions at Ellis Park in round two of the Currie Cup.

Pumas – 15 JW Bell, 14 Bernado Botha, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Stefan Watermeyer (c), 11 Rosco Spekman, 10 JC Roos, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Jason-Colin Fraser, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Giant Mtyanda, 4 Rudi Mathee, 3 Khwezi Mona, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Corné Fourie.
Subs: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Jannie Stander, 19 Jaco Bouwer, 20 Reynier van Rooyen, 21 Justin van Staden, 22 Hoffmann Maritz.

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