Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has named a strong side to face the Sharks in Nelspruit on Friday night, including a few who have donned the black and white themselves in the past.
Fullback Carl Bezuidenhout and wing Rosco Speckman have both been capped at Currie Cup level for the Sharks, while the Pumas boast a host of new players imported from other provinces as well. Former Boland flyer Deon Scholtz is at right wing, with a pair of former Griquas, Dewald Pretorius and Stefan Watermeyer, playing in midfield. Also joining the team from Kimberley is tighthead prop Ivann Espag, whose father Jaco also played for the Pumas.
Look out for former WP man Yaya Hartzenberg and Bulls stalwart Danwel Demas, both named on the bench.
Pumas: 15 Carl Bezuidenhout, 14 Deon Scholtz, 13 Stefan Watermeyer, 12 Dewald Pretorius, 11 Rosco Speckman, 10 Tiaan Marx, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Doppies le Roux, 7 RW Kember, 6 Uzair Cassiem, 5 Eduan van der Walt, 4 Rudi Mathee, 3 Ivann Espag, 2 Jacques Momberg, 1 Vincent Koch.
Subs: 16 Frank Hearne, 17 Drew van Coller, 18 De Jay Terblanche, 19 Corné Fourie, 20 Boela Serfontein, 21 Yaya Hartzenberg, 22 Reynier van Rooyen, 23 Coenie van Wyk, 24 Danwel Demas.