Godfrey Ramaboea and Khwezi Mkhafu will make their first Currie Cup starts for Griquas against the Pumas in Mpumalanga on Friday.
Former UJ wing Ramaboea starts in a relatively experienced Griquas backline led by outside centre Kyle Steyn, who forms a centre combination with Christopher Bosch.
Fullback AJ Coertzen and right wing Ederies Arendse make up the rest of the back three, while George Whitehead – back from a stint with the Stormers – and Christiaan Meyer are the halfbacks.
Up front, hooker Mkhafu makes his debut in a front row that includes Devon Martinus and Nicolaas Oosthuizen.
Scrumhalf Izak Burger, a recent arrival from the Sharks, will make his first appearance should he come off the bench.
Griquas – 15 AJ Coertzen, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Kyle Steyn (c), 12 Christopher Bosch, 11 Godfrey Ramaboea, 10 George Whitehead, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Conway Pretorius, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 FP Pelser, 4 Sintu Manjezi, 3 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 2 Khwezi Mkhafu, 1 Devon Martinus.
Subs: 16 AJ Le Roux, 17 Liam Hendricks, 18 Ruan Kramer, 19 Pieter Van Vuren, 20 Izak Burger, 21 Jonathan Janse van Rensburg, 22 Andre Swarts.
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