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Preview – NNC Pumas v Vodacom Bulls


The second game on Tuesday sees the Vodacom Bulls traveling to Nelspruit to face the Pumas, a side that beat them during the Currie Cup competition at the same venue.

Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has made a number of changes to his side after their first match against the Lions 10 days ago.

In the backs Stonehouse only kept Devon Williams and in the forwards he stuck with Brandon Valentyn, Pieter Jansen Van Vuuren, Prinsloo and Ntaunde.

Like all the other teams in the competition coaches wants to give all their squad players opportunity to start and show their worth.

The Bulls on the other hand had decided to stick to what was working last time around as Jake White kept the same starting XV.

Carr will again lead the Bulls side in Nelspruit with a few changes on the bench for this match.

Nolan Pienaar, Bernard van der Linde, Clinton Swart, Henco Beukes, Willie Potgieter and Richard Kriel will all make their impact felt later in the match.

The match will be live on SuperSport at 18:55


Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Morne Joubert, 13 Sebastian de Klerk, 12 Ali Mgijima, 11 Tapiwa Mafura, 10 Niel Marias, 9 Chriswill September, 8 Kwanda Dimaza, 7 Phumzile Maqondwana, 6 Francois Kleynhans, 5 Pieter Jansen Van Vuuren, 4 Brandon Valentin, 3 Ig Prinsloo, 2 AJ Le Roux, 1 Morgan Naude

Replacements: 16 HP van Schoor, 17 Dewald Maritz, 18 Ruan Kramer, 19 Michael Benadie, 20 Dian Bardenhorst, 21 Eddie Fouche, 22 Erich Cronje, 23 Darien Landsberg

Bulls: 15 David Kriel, 14 Madosh Tambwe, 13 Marnus Potgieter, 12 Marco Jansen van Vuren, 11 Stravino Jacobs, 10 Chris Smith, 9 Embrose Papier, 8 WJ Steenkamp, 7 Tim Agaba, 6 Nizaam Carr (c), 5 Janko Swanepoel, 4 Jan Uys, 3 Mornay Smith, 2 Joe van Zyl, 1 Gerhard Steenekamp.

Replacements: 16 Janco Uys, 17 Jan-Hendrik Wessels, 18 Nolan Pienaar, 19 Reinhardt Ludwig, 20 Werner Gouws, 21 Bernard van der Linde, 22 Clinton Swart, 23 Richard Kriel, 24 Henco Beukes, 25 Willie Potgieter, 26 Dawid Kellerman.

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