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Griquas freshen up for Pumas


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 15 Sep 2011 at 06:32
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Griquas have opted to make a few rotational changes to their side to face the Pumas in the Currie Cup this weekend, with two stalwart forwards, Justin Downey and Hendrik Roodt, given a breather this week after carrying a heavy workload all season.

The Kimberley side welcomes back some key backilne talents in the form of fullback Riaan Viljoen, who missed last week’s game against the Lions through paternity leave, and outside center Jean Stemmet, who has been out injured for a few weeks. Viljoen is in for Rudi Vogt, who drops to the bench, while Stemmet replaces Wilmaure Louw in the side.

An injury to Martin Muller means a completely new lock pair, with Jaco Nepgen and Frikkie Spies starting in the second row, while on-loan Blue Bulls flank Marnus Schoeman will start at openside flank, in place of Downey.

Griquas will be hoping for a good five-point win against the Pumas, wihch would catapult them into the top four should the Sharks prevail against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Griquas: 15 Riaan Viljoen; 14 Dusty Noble, 13 Jean Stemmet, 12 Hanno Coetzee, 11 Rocco Jansen; 10 Earl Rose, 9 Sarel Pretorius; 8 Jonathan Mokuena (capt), 7 Davon Raubenheimer, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Frikkie Spies, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Ryno Barnes, 1 Ivann Espag. Reserves: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Steph Roberts, 18 Leon Karemaker, 19 Justin Downey, 20 Marnus Hugo, 21 Matthew Rosslee, 22 Rudi Vogt



6 Comments

  • Should be a close match, would not be surprised if the Pumas win this one.

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.09.11 08:11:59 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • And Rosslee still cant buy a start :twisted:

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.09.11 10:30:37 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 2) :

    He is a centre right?

    What do you see in him?

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.09.11 10:57:35 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : Nothing. I’m being a knuckle.Rob knows why.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.09.11 10:59:26 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 4) :

    Does another Rosslee have anything to do with it..

    Thought you might have spotted some talent..

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.09.11 11:04:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 5) ;-)

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.09.11 11:37:03 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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