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Puma name three caps for Lions in Currie Cup





Pumas’ coach Jimmy Stonehouse has named his team to face the Golden Lions in their first Currie Cup match of the season in Johannesburg on Friday.

The Puma backline has a strong Springbok Sevens flavour to it with the return of MJ Mentz at fullback and a Blitzbokke centre pairing of JW Jonker and Pieter Engelbrecht.

Scrumhalf Shaun Venter is also a former national sevens player.

Engelbrecht, Jonker, Deon Scholtz (centre) and Pellow van der Westhuizen (hooker) will make their Currie Cup debuts for the Pumas.


MJ Mentz, Deon Scholtz, JW Jonker, Pieter Engelbrecht, Ashwin Scott, Ricardo Croy, Shaun Venter, Doppies le Roux, Jaco Bouwer, Corne Steenkamp (cpt), Marius Coetzer, Rudi Mathee, Ashley Buys, Pellow van der Westhuizen, Dawie Steyn.

Replacements: Torsten van Jaarsveld, Brett Nel, Boela Serfontein, RW Kember, Tian Meyer, Tiaan Marx, Carl Bezuidenhout.

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