Jimmy Stonehouse will take charge of the Pumas in this years Currie Cup again as Brent Janse van Rensburg are leaving the franchise.
Stonehouse returned recently to the franchise after a three year stint in Japan.
The franchise announce this on Tuesday in a statement
‘We regret to be losing the use of Brent’s services,’ Pumas CEO Pieter Burger said. ‘He has made a big contribution towards the Pumas’ success and the improvements made thus far. He wishes to explore other opportunities regarding his future, which we respect.’
Janse van Rensburg, won the franchise first Super Sport Challenge trophy this year after beating the Griquas in the final
‘I thank the Pumas for the opportunity provided to me,’ he said. ‘The team is in a good space currently and the time is fitting now for me to consider other opportunities and decide upon said in the near future.
‘There are a lot of systems that have been put in place with the team, continuity in the group, which they should take into the Currie Cup.
‘I certainly am excited and positive about the potential of this team, what they can achieve and also the potential of the union.’
The Pumas will face the same Griquas team that they beat in the Super Sport Challenge final on teh 18 August in their first Currie Cup match of the season
Watch out for our Q&A later with Pumas Director of Rugby Jimmy Stonehouse