Head Coach of the Steval Pumas, MJ Mentz announced his 22 man squad for the fourth 2016 Currie Cup Qualifier match of the season this Saturday afternoon in East London.


“The Bulldogs will certainly be on a high after their three consecutive wins and we know they are a difficult team to beat on their home ground. We tried to keep continuity in the team selection after our win last week, and hopefully we can build on our winning momentum. It’s going to be a tough encounter, but we are definitely going to East London for the win,” Coach MJ Mentz said.


Mentz explained that Marné Coetzee has a slight ear infection, and should he not be cleared later the week, De-Jay Terblanché would then move to the starting 15, with Jacques Kotzé on the bench. Kotzé will then make his debut for the Steval Pumas. Hennie Skorbinski was withdrawn late last week with his hand injury, but is back in action for the East London clash.


The Steval Pumas:

  1. Heinrich Steyl
  2. Bernado Botha
  3. Hoffmann Maritz
  4. Wilmaure Louw
  5. Marcello Sampson
  6. Justin van Staden
  7. Reynier van Rooyen
  8. Carel Greeff
  9. Lambert Groenewald
  10. Marnus Schoeman – in for Nardus van der Walt
  11. Hugo Kloppers (captain)
  12. Stephan Greeff
  13. Marné Coetzee / De-Jay Terblanché
  14. Frank Herne
  15. Simon Westraadt



  1. Francois du Toit
  2. De-Jay Terblanché / Jacques Kotzé
  3. Jannie Stander
  4. Nardus van der Walt – in for Marnus Schoeman
  5. Emile Temperman
  6. Hennie Skorbinski – in for Deon Helberg
  7. Tyler Fisher


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