Key Puma laid low by ‘flu

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 20 Jul 2011 at 14:49
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Pumas flyhalf Ricardo Croy looks to have been ruled out of Friday’s second-round Currie Cup clash against the Sharks, at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The versatile pivot, who was one of the standout players in his side’s good opening performance against the Lions, is suffering from a bout of the ‘flu.

Coach Jimmy Stonehouse has already needed to find replacements for two of his key tight forwards after prop Dawie Steyn and lock Rudi Mathee had to pull out and the non-availability of Croy will further weaken his side when they can least afford it. Boela Serfontein and the interestingly-named DeeJay Terblanche will replace Mathee and Steyn respectively, while a late call will be made as to whether former Sharks junior Tiaan Marx, or Coenie van Wyk will start in Croy’s number 10 jersey.

Pumas: 15 MJ Mentz; 14 Deon Scholtz, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Pieter Engelbrecht, 11 Ashwin Scott; 10 Tiaan Marx/Coenie van Wyk, 9 Shaun Venter; 8 Doppies le Roux, 7 Jaco Bouwer, 6 Corné Steenkamp (capt), 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Boela Serfontein, 3 Ashley Buys, 2 Pellow van der Westhuizen, 1 DeeJay Terblanche.
Reserves: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Brett Nel, 18 Eduan van der Walt, 19 RW Kember, 20 Tian Meyer, 21 Tiaan Marx/Coenie van Wyk, 22 Carl Bezuidenhout/Shandré Frolick.


  • Where is Henno Mentz these days? Do you think he’ll be in the stands watching his baby brother take on the Sharks?

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.07.11 14:54:54 by Butchie34 Reply
  • flu 😯 must be freezing there :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.07.11 14:56:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 2) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.07.11 14:59:44 by Ice Reply
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  • And the curse of the flyhalfs continues :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.07.11 15:02:25 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 2) : exactly!

    @Butchie34 (Comment 1) : no idea what happened to him

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.07.11 15:02:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 1) : @robdylan (Comment 5) : I think Henno went overseas, no idea whereto though.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.07.11 15:04:11 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Where is Johan Jackson you Rugby guru’s?

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.07.11 15:14:35 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 7) : Johan or Micheal? 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.07.11 16:07:56 by Franshark Reply
  • GO SHARKS!!! 😀

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.07.11 19:46:15 by The Sharks Sharkie Reply
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