Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has named an experienced match-day squad for their Vodacom Super Rugby Unlocked clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Willie Engelbrecht (No 8), Devon Williams (fullback) and Ryan Nell (inside centre) are some of the more experienced players in the starting team, while another veteran, Ruwellyn Isbell, has been named on the bench.
Furthermore, lock Le Roux Roets and Jeandre Rudolph (replacement loose forward) have returned to Nelspruit after loan stints with the Sharks and Bulls, respectively, earlier in the season.
Among the forwards, front rowers Morgan Naude, Ruan Kramer and Marko van Rensburg, as well as flanks Kwanda Dimaza and Daniel Maartens will make their debuts for the Pumas, while fellow new additions flyhalf Eddie Fouche and outside centre Wayne van der Bank will start in the backline.
Pumas – 15 Devon Williams, 14 Luther Obi, 13 Wayne van der Bank, 12 Ryan Nell (c), 11 Neil Maritz, 10 Eddie Fouche, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Kwanda Dimaza, 6 Daniel Maartens, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1 Morgan Naude.
Subs: 16 Liam Hendricks, 17 Simon Westraadt, 18 Dewald Maritz, 19 Darrien Landsberg, 20 Jeandre Rudolph, 21 Dian Badenhorst, 22 Neil Marais, 23 Ruwellyn Isbell, 24 HP van Schoor (standby), 25 Fiela Boshoff (standby).
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