Pumas field new captain for Blue Bulls trip

Hugo Kloppers (Gallo)
Hugo Kloppers (Gallo)

Cape Town - Hugo Kloppers will captain the Pumas when they take on the Blue Bulls in Friday night's Currie Cup clash at Loftus.

The towering lock replaces regular skipper Hennie Skorboiinski, who picked up an injury in last week's fixture against the Sharks in Durban. 

It is a crucial match for both sides as the race for a place in the semi-finals intensifies. 

The Pumas are 5th on the log with one win from three, while the Blue Bulls are 3rd with two wins from four. 

Kick-off is at 19:00.

Teams:

Blue Bulls

15 Divan Rossouw, 14 Jade Stighling, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Franco Naude, 11 Duncan Matthews, 10 Manie Libbok, 9 Ivan van Zyl, 8 Hanro Liebenberg (captain), 7 Nic de Jager, 6 Ruan Steenkamp, 5 Eli Snyman, 4 Hendre Stassen, 3 Dayan van der Westhuizen, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Matthys Basson

Substitutes: 16 Edgar Marutlulle, 17 Conrad van Vuuuren, 18 Ruan Nortje, 19 Jano Venter, 20 Andre Warner, 21 Tinus de Beer, 22 Dylan Sage

Pumas

15 Devon Williams, 14 Morné Joubert, 13 Neill Maritz, 12 Ryan Nell, 11 Ruwellyn Isbel, 10 Christopher Smith, 9 Stefan Ungerer, 8 Willie Engelbrecht, 7 Stefan Willemse, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Hugo Kloppers (captain), 4 Le Roux Roets, 3 Andrew Beerwinkel, 2 Marko Janse van Rensburg, 1Khwezi Mona

Substitutes: 16 Simon Westraadt, 17 De-Jay Terblanche, 18 Hilton Lobberts, 19 Francois Kleinhans, 20 Abrie Griesel, 21 Kobus Marais, 22 Henko Marais

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