Promising wing to make WP debut in Nelspruit

Western Province have rotated their forward pack and named a couple of debutants for the Currie Cup encounter with Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday night.

There are four changes to the Province forwards. Three of the changes are in the front row and one at lock, with the backline unchanged for the meeting with the Mpumalanga side, which kicks off at 7pm on Friday.

In an all-new front row, props Kwenxo Blose and Neethling Fouche start alongside hooker Jacques van Zyl, while in the other change Ernst van Rhyn slots in at lock.

Hooker HP van Schoor and wing Ebenezer Tshimanga are both in line to make their senior Western Province debuts from a replacements bench, which also features loose forward Junior Pokomela.

Western Province – 15 Tristan Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Cornel Smit, 11 Angelo Davids, 10 Timothy Swiel, 9 Godlen Masimla, 8 Keke Morabe, 7 Marcel Theunissen, 6 Nama Xaba (c), 5 Ben-Jason Dixon, 4 Ernst van Rhyn, 3 Neethling Fouche, 2 Jacques van Zyl, 1 Kwenzo Blose.
Subs:16 HP van Schoor, 17 Leon Lyons, 18 Lee-Marvin Mazibuko, 19 Simon Miller, 20 Junior Pokomela, 21 Bobby Alexander, 22 Mnombo Zwelendaba, 23 Ebenezer Tshimanga.

Photo: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

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Dylan Jack