Scholtz to make Pumas debut
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Pumas coach Brent Janse van Rensburg has named his team for their Currie Cup opener against the Golden Lions in Nelspruit on Sunday.
Much excitement awaits as young prop Pieter Scholtz makes his Pumas debut in the No.3 jersey.
Scholtz moved east from the Golden Lions, where he represented them in last year's Currie Cup campaign.
Scrumhalf Stefan Ungerer has been included on the bench after signing from the Eastern Province Kings.
Pumas: 15 Gerrit Smith, 14 Jerome Pretorius, 13 Hennie Skorbinski (captain), 12 Ryan Nell, 11 Ruwellyn Isbell, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Nardus van der Walt, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Hugo Kloppers (captain), 4 Jeremy Jordaan, 3 Pieter Scholtz, 2 Mark Pretorius, 1 Mona Kwezi.
Replacements: 16 Frank Herne, 17 DJ Terblanche, 18 Marne Coetzee, 19 Jannie Stander, 20 Lambert Groenewald, 21 Reynier van Rooyen, 22 Sias Ebersohn.
Date: Sunday, July 23
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Kick-off: 14.30 (12.30)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Ricus van der Hoven & Marnus Meiring
TMO: Willie Vos