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Match Preview – Tafel Lager Griquas v New Nation Pumas


Griquas will host the Pumas in Kimberley on Saturday in the last round of warmup matches.

Griquas has only made three changes to their side that destroyed the Elephants last weekend 43-0 for this clash with the Pumas.

In the backs James Verity-Arm returns to the starting XV replacing Enver Brandt on the wing. Brandt will play of the bench for this one.

This is the only change in the backs with two more changes in the pack for the home side. Smith replace Coetzee at lock and will partner Lindsay in the second row.

The last change to the side sees Schutte coming in for Visser in the front row.

The Pumas also come off a great win over the Cheetahs last weekend in Nelspruit which sets this up for another great battle between these two teams.

Stonehouse has also made three changes to his side with Landsberg ruled out with a knee injury and Ke Roux and Kramer missing out this week.

Jaco Willemse, Khwezi Mafu, Brandon Valentin, Ignasias Prinsloo and Hendrik van Schoor have all been added to the 25-man squad for this week’s clash.

It always seemed that these two teams brings the best out of each other and this is the one match they bot always want to win so expect some fireworks in Kimberley on Saturday.

The game will believe on SuperSport at 14:55 on Saturday.


Griquas: 15 Masixole Banda, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 Michal Haznar, 12 Andre Swarts, 11 James Verity-Amm, 10 Tinus de Beer, 9 Stefan Ungerer (captain), 8 Carl Els, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Gideon van der Merwe, 5 Cameron Lindsay, 4 Adre Smith, 3 Andries Schutte, 2 Alandre van Rooyen, 1 Nqobisizwe Mxoli.

Replacements: 16 HJ Luus, 17 Andrew Beerwinkel, 18 Tijde Visser, 19 Ewan Coetzee, 20 Sibabalo Qoma, 21 Ashlon Davids, 22 Johnathan Francke, 23 Enver Brandt, 24 Bandisa Ndlovu, 25 Tiaan van der Merwe, 26 Reagan Oranje.

Pumas squad: Morgan Naude, Jaco Willemse, Simon Westraadt, Pieter van Vuren (captain), Marné Coetzee, Willie Engelbrecht, Daniel Maartens, Francois Kleinhans, Khwezi Mafu, Kwanda Dimaza, Brandon Valentin, Ignasias Prinsloo, Dewald Maritz, Hendrik van Schoor, Phumzile Maqondwana, Devon Williams, Ali Mgijima, Tapiwa Mafura, Erich Cronje, Eddie Fouche, Etienne Taljaard, Ginter Smuts, Wayne van der Bank, Chriswill September, Sebastian de Klerk.

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