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Brummer spearheads Puma attack


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 4 Aug 2016 at 09:49
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Suoth Africa “A” flyhalf Francois Brummer has been included in the Pumas team for Friday night’s Currie Cup clash against the Sharks, the first time he will represent his new province after an unsettled few years on the provincial scene.

Brummer, who started at the Bulls, before stints with Griquas and the Cheetahs, found himself surprisingly back in the Super Rugby limelight in Pretoria this year, as a Puma loan player. Solid performances at that level earned him elevation to Johan Ackermann’s “A” squad for the recent two-match series against the England Saxons. As the only player in the Puma backline with experience in Super Rugby, Brummer will play a key role in controlling the game on Friday night, especially given the inexperience of Sharks opposite number Curwin Bosch.

As is usually the case, MJ Mentz’s team looks settled and powerful, with a number of players boasting significant Currie Cup experience. The pack, in particular, has done great work already this year and will scrap hard against a Sharks unit that comes into town with some big reputations. Adding additional spice is the presence of four players in the starting eight – Khwezi Mona, Brian Shabangu, Lambert Groenewald and Carel Greeff – who have played age-group rugby in Durban.

No captain has yet been named, which seems strange. We’ll update you once we know more.

Pumas: 15 Justin van Staden, 14 Marcello Sampson, 13 Hennie Skorbinski, 12 Marlou van Niekerk, 11 JP Lewis, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Reynier van Rooyen, 8 Carel Greeff, 7 Lambert Groenewald, 6 Brian Shabangu, 5 Hugo Kloppers, 4 Stephan Greeff, 3 De Jay Terblanche, 2 Frankie Herne, 1 Khwezi Mona.
Replacements: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 Jacques Kotze, 18 Wiehan Hay, 19 Marnus Schoeman, 20 Emile Temperman, 21 Deon Helberg, 22 Devon Williams.



5 Comments

  • Not the greatest backline that- so definitely some room for error with the Sharks new backline. That is a no nonsense pack though so will be good to see what frame of mind the Sharks pack will bring to this CC. I assume Hugo Kloppers will captain. Marnus Schoeman off the bench has given the Sharks headaches in the past- he can be a menace if breakdown not properly reffed.

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.08.16 09:54:52 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Good luck Sharks!!! Not going to be an easy game!!!

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.08.16 10:26:35 by JD Reply
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  • I am quite eager to see our boys play – hopeful for some exciting rugby this campaign

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.16 10:51:42 by DuToit04 Reply

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  • I see Devon Williams left WP for the pumas, wonder if its on loan

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.16 13:59:51 by revolverocelot Reply

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  • @DuToit04 (Comment 3) : ja just like at the start of Super rugby I can’t wait to see the Sharks play again I just hope this time the feeling lasts a bit longer!!! :-(

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.16 16:35:58 by JD Reply
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