Griquas shuffle their loosies

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 09:28
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Griquas coach Pote Human has shuffled his loose trio for the crucial promotion/relegation play-off with the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.
 

Griquas coach Pote Human has shuffled his loose trio for the crucial promotion/relegation play-off with the Pumas in Nelspruit on Friday.

Carel Greeff comes into the side at No.8, with Burger Schoeman moving to blindside flank and RJ Liebenberg shifting across to the openside, with Marnus Schoeman dropping down to the bench.

Lock Patrick O'Brien comes in for Jaco Nepgen who is out with a knee injury, and at scrumhalf Jacques Coetzee replaces Marnus Hugo who will also be on the bench.

However, they will have the scrumming power of tighthead prop Lourens Adriaanse who been cleared to play after injuring a stomach muscle.

"It is a huge relief that Lourens can play, but at the same time a big loss that Jaco can't," Human said on Tuesday.

"He has been one of our stalwarts especially in the line-outs and driving mauls and he will be sorely missed. We trust that Patrick O'Brien will prove his worth in this all important game."

Human said that his team will have to be on their toes to deal with what the Pumas have in store for them.

"We cannot afford to lose the game to the Pumas and, therefore, our discipline has to be top notch," Human said.

"We gave away silly penalties last week and they capitalised on that. If we don't limit our infringements it can cost us dearly."

Prop Nick Schonert has been added to the bench to help bolster the scrums.

"We know that the Pumas are going to test us in the scrums and so we're glad Nick is also available. We pride ourselves in our scrumming and will look to be at our best in that facet."

Griquas: 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Willie le Roux, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Jacques Coetzee, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Burger Schoeman, 6 RJ Liebenberg, 5 Patrick O'Brien, 4 Rynhardt Landman, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Matthew Dobson, 17 Janro van Niekerk, 18 Nick Schonert, 19 Marnus Schoeman, 20 Marnus Hugo, 21 JP Nel, 22 Nico Scheepers.

Date: Friday, October 25
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 19.10 (17.10 GMT)
Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Sieg van Staden, Cobus Wessels
TMO: Johan Greeff

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