Airlink Pumas Make Wholesale Changes For Battle In Nelspruit


Airlink Pumas head coach made wholesale changes to his starting line-up that will host the Toyota Cheetahs in Nelspruit, Saturday @ 14h30.

Three changes were made at the back. Sihle Njezula replaces Tapiwa Mafura on the wing while Alwayno Visagie replaces Sebastian de Klerk at the outside centre. Eddie Fouche is the last change at the back at flyhalf replacing Tinus de Beer who drops to the bench.

Captain Willie Engelbrecht makes a welcome return at eight with Shane Kirkwood also coming back from injury. The front row shows two changes with Simon Raw replacing Ig Prinsloo at tighthead while Eduan Swart gets his chance in the starting lineup at hooker.

Airlink Pumas: 15. Devon Williams, 14. Sihle Njezula, 13. Alwayno Visagie, 12. Ali Mgijima, 11. Jade Stighling, 10. Eddie Fouche, 9. Lucky Dlepu, 8. Willie Engelbrecht (c), 7. Phumzile Maqondwana, 6. Daniel Maartens, 5. Shane Kirkwood, 4. Malembe Mpofu, 3. Simon Raw, 2. Eduan Swart, 1. Ruan Kramer. Replacements: 16. Llewellyn Classen, 17. Dewald Maritz, 18. IG Prinsloo, 19. Brandon Valentyne, 20. Kwanda Dimaza, 21. Aele Lungisa, 22. Tinus de Beer, 23. Sebastian de Klerk.