University of Cape Town fly-half Dean Grant has been given a debut start by the Griquas for their Currie Cup fixture at the Pumas on Friday.
University of Cape Town fly-half Dean Grant has been handed a debut start by the Griquas for their Currie Cup fixture against the Pumas on Friday.
Grant comes in for Nico Scheepers but it will be regular number ten Francois Brummer who moves to full-back as Grant slots in at fly-half.
There will be another debut made on the flank where Ruaan Lerm is named, with the Griquas eager to bounce back from two opening losses.
Griquas: 15 Francois Brummer, 14 Ederies Arendse, 13 Jonathan Francke, 12 Wayne Stevens (capt), 11 PJ Vermeulen, 10 Dean Grant, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Ruan Lerm, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Jonathan Adendorf, 3 Ewald van der Westhuizen, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Steph Roberts.
Replacements: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Maks van Dyk, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 RJ Liebenberg, 20 Abrie Griesel, 21 Doppies la Grange, 22 Niel Marais.
Date: Friday, August 22
Kick-off: 19:10 local (18:10 BST, 17:10 GMT)
Venue: Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Referee: Quinton Immelman
Assistant referees: Jaco van Heerden, Sieg van Staden
Television match official: Johan Greeff
Assessor: Deon van Blommestein