NEWS

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT:

26 Players selected for LIONS friendly at Ellispark this weekend

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: 26 Players selected for LIONS friendly.

Jimmy Stonehouse picked a versatile 26 man squad this weekend for the friendly against the Golden Lions at Ellispark.

The format will be a trial and error friendly one as the rolling substitute system will be adopted for the match. The match will be contested over 80 minutes and will give the coaching team a good opportunity to test combinations and structures.

Two players who will be especially watched are on Saturday are Joubert Horn from Griquas and David Kuate of Cameroon who are on their trial period with the PUMAS. Another youngster from the amateur ranks is Johan Pretorius who played scrum half for the Pumas u21 squad during the 2013 season.

It will be business as usual for newcomer in 2014 Sabelo Nhlapo who joined the PUMAS from the SWD Eagles in Dec 2013 and his front row team mates impressed the coaching staff hugely against the Springbok front row of the Cheetahs a couple of weeks ago. Vincent Koch recovered from a long injury break and is back in the starting line up so this will definitely be an interesting area to watch.

Sinovuyo Nyoka is the only new PUMA in the starting line-up this weekend while Sabelo Nhlapo, Hennie Skorbinski, Johan Pretorius & Justin Van Staden will all start from the bench.

STEVAL PUMAS STARTING LINE-UP:
1 Vincent Koch
2 Jacques Momberg
3 Drew Van Coller
4 Giant Mtyanda
5 Marius Coetzer
6 Jaco Bouwer
7 Uzair Cassiem
8 Renaldo Bothma
9 Sinovuyo Nyoka
10 JC Roos
11 Deon Scholtz
12 Dewald Pretorius
13 Wilmaure Louw
14 Jerome Pretorius
15 JW Bell

THE BENCH:
16 De Jay Terblanche
17 Sabelo Nhlapo
18 Doppies Le Roux
19 RW Kember
20 Corne Steenkamp
21 Johan Pretorius
22 Ashwin Scott
23 Hennie Skorbinski
24 Justin Van Staden
25 Thierry Kuate
26 Joubert Horn

Head Coach: Jimmy Stonehouse
Assistant Coach: MJ Mentz
Manager: Marius Van Rensburg

Jay J Botes | PUMAS Communication | 13 Feb 2014

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