Stonehouse shows his hand

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams on 6 Aug 2014 at 11:54
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Steval Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse has named a strong lineup for his side’s return to the Currie Cup Premier Division. The Pumas won the right to play in the top tier of the competition by beating Griquas in a promotion series last year and will face the Cheetahs in their opener on Saturday.

Veteran open-sider Corne Steenkamp leads an experienced pack that looks tough as teak, despite a lack of household names. Number 8 Renaldo Botha, who is a capped Namibian international, played some rugby for the Sharks as an under 19, while left wing and star try-scorer Rosco Speckman is perhaps more familiar to Sharks fans. Also look out for Jerome “Trompie” Pretorius, a former Sharks Vodacom Cup stalwart who will play off the bench this week.

Steval Pumas: 15 JW Bell, 14 Ruwellyn Isbell, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Rosco Speckman, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Reynier van Rooyen, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Jaco Bouwer, 6 Corné Steenkamp (captain), 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Frikkie Spies, 3 Dejay Terblanche, 2 Francois du Toit, 1 Vincent Koch.
Replacments: 16 Frankie Herne, 17 Corné Fourie, 18 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 19 Uzair Cassiem, 20 Sinoyuvo Nyoka, 21 JC Roos, 22 Jerome Pretorius.


  • Is Faf no longer a Puma?

  • Comment 1, posted at 06.08.14 12:21:45 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @Bokhoring (Comment 1) : Injured

  • Comment 2, posted at 06.08.14 12:46:36 by KingCheetah Reply

  • Still a little sad that we lost Rosco Speckman

  • Comment 3, posted at 06.08.14 13:10:46 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Go Pumas, go Jimmy.

  • Comment 4, posted at 06.08.14 16:28:35 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Definitely my second team…you just absolutely have to respect what Jimmy has been able to create at the Pumas.

    Major respect.

    Wish there was a spot for the Leopards too, as they came within 1 point of making it through to the Premier division….solid work being done there by Rob du Preez and James Smal.

  • Comment 5, posted at 06.08.14 17:18:36 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 5) : ja must say I really rate Stonehouse as a coach. To be honest I did not agree when the Pumas was relegated as I still believe they deserve to play in the Premier division and I’m glad that they got promoted last year.

  • Comment 6, posted at 07.08.14 00:28:53 by JD Reply
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  • Must say lots of talk about the Cheetahs being the Sharks bogey side but I think in the Pumas the Cheetahs have their very own bogey side. Think some Cheetahs supporters were very sad when the Pumas got promoted last year.

  • Comment 7, posted at 07.08.14 00:30:46 by JD Reply
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