BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 10: Frans Steyn of Toyota Cheetahs and Niel Marais of Pakisa Pumas during the Super Rugby Unlocked match between Toyota Cheetahs and Phakisa Pumas at Toyota Stadium on October 10, 2020 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images)

Griquas, Pumas announce squads for Super Rugby Unlocked clash

Griquas and Pumas have unveiled squad that will face off on Saturday in a Super Rugby Unlocked clash scheduled at Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley at 5:30 PM EAT.

The hosts have maintained the squad that played last weekend.  Two changes have been made on the bench where  Andrew Beerwinkel will get a chance for a run in appearance against his former employers.

He has taken the place of Bandisa Ndlovu. Ewan Coetzee also gets a chance on the bench in place of Johan Momsen. George Whitehead will captain the side at fly-half.

Pumas have made seven changes on the other hand. Scrum-half Eddie Fouche and fly-half Ginter Smuts, centre Wayne van der Bank, left-winger Neil Maritz and full back Devon Williams are the backs who have maintained their slots in the starting squad. Erich Cronje and Etienne Taljaard have been introduced at centre and open wing.

In the pack only Willie Engelbrecht,  Ruan Kramer and Morgan Naude have kept their places.

Griquas: 15 Anthony Volmink, 14 Daniel Kasende, 13 Harlon Klaasen, 12 André Swarts, 11 James Verity-Amm, 10 George Whitehead (captain), 9 Zak Burger, 8 Niell Jordaan, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Carl Els, 5 Victor Sekekete, 4 Ian Groenewald, 3 John-Roy Jenkinson, 2 HJ Luus, 1 Mox Mxoli

Replacements: Alandre van Rooyen, Andrew Beerwinkel, Madot Mabokela, Adre Smith, Zandre Jordaan, Gideon van der Merwe, Ashon Davids, Berton Klaasen, Mzwanele Zito, Ewan Coetzee, Bjorn Basson


Pumas: 15 Devon Williams, 14 Etienne Taljaard, 13 Erich Cronje, 12 Wayne van der Bank, 11 Neil Maritz, 10 Eddie Fouche, 9 Ginter Smuts, 8 Jeandré Rudolph, 7 Willie Engelbrecht, 6 Francois Kleinhans, 5 Pieter Jansen van Vuren (captain), 4 Darrien Landsburg, 3 Ruan Kramer, 2 Simon Westraadt, 1 Morgan Naude

Replacements: 16 HP van Schoor, 17 Liam Hendricks, 18 Heath Backhouse, 19 Phumzile Maqondwana, 20 Dian Badenhorst, 21 Neil Marais, 22 Ali Mgijima, 23 Dewald Maritz.

Match information – Tafel Lager Griquas v Phakisa Pumas
Date: Saturday, 17 October 2020
Time: 16h30 (1730 EAT)
Venue: Tafel Lager Park, Kimberley
Referee: AJ Jacobs
Assistant Referees: Griffin Colby, Ben Crouse
Television Match Official: Cwengile Jadezweni
TV: SuperSport Grandstand and Rugby


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