Pumas unchanged for Lions

Date published: August 12 2015

The Pumas are sticking with an unchanged side for their Currie Cup clash with the Golden Lions following their victory over the Sharks.

Head coach MJ Mentz has gone with the same XV that won in Nelspruit in the shock of the opening round, as his side head to Johannesburg to take on last year's runners-up.

Second row Rudi Mathee, a late withdrawal last week, misses out again, while centre Stefan Watermeyer skippers the team.

Springbok squad member Faf de Klerk will again start at scrum-half having been released by South Africa.

Pumas: 15 JW Bell, 14 Bernado Botha, 13 Jerome Pretorius, 12 Stefan Watermeyer (captain), 11 Rosco Spekman, 10 JC Roos, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Lambert Groenewald, 7 Uzair Cassiem, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Giant Mtyanda, 3 De-Jay Terblanché, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Jason-Colin Fraser, 19 Jaco Bouwer, 20 Reynier van Rooyen, 21 Justin van Staden, 22 Hoffmann Maritz

Date: Friday, August 14
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Kick-off: 19:10 local (17:10 GMT)
Referee: Stuart Berry
Assistant referees: Ben Crouse, Oregopotse Rametsi
Television match official: Johan Greeff