Griquas shuffle pack for Pumas

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:42
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: The Griquas have made six changes to their starting XV, including five in the forward pack for their match against the Pumas.

After their dramatic 30-25 win over reigning Currie Cup champions the Free State Cheetahs last week, the Griquas have opted to rotate the pack.

The modifications see Stephan Kotze moving from the bench to the starting line-up. He will replace Ewald van der Westhuizen at tight head prop.

Shaun McDonald moves from flank to pair up with Pieter Jansen Van Vuren in an all-new lock pairing.

At the loose trio, Sias Koen takes the place of McDonald at openside flank and partners up with Wendal Wehr. Jonathan Janse Van Rensburg will don the No.8 jersey, he replaces Kevin Kaba who takes a spot on the bench.   

The only change in the backline sees Kyle Steyn replacing Ederies Arendse at right wing.

Griquas: 15 Eric Zana, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Tertius Kruger, 12 Johnathan Francke, 11 Adriaan Coertzen (captain), 10 Andre Swarts, 9 Christiaan Meyer, 8 Jonathan Janse Van Rensburg, 7 Sias Koen, 6 Wendal Wehr, 5 Pieter Jansen Van Vuuren, 4 Shaun McDonald, 3 Stephan Kotze, 2 Marius Fourie, 1 Devon Martinus.
Replacements: 16 AJ Le Roux, 17 Nicolaas Oosthuizen, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 Kevin Kaba, 20 Renier Botha, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Koch Marx

Date: Sunday, August 20
Venue: Griqua Park, Kimberley
Kick-off: 14.30; 12.30 GMT
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Lourens van der Merwe, Mpho Matsaung
TMO: JJ Wagner

 

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