Steval Pumas to tour to Zimbabwe

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Next week the Steval Pumas will be travel to Bulawayo (hosted by Kyro Sports) as part of a four day tour to our neighbouring country and their first warm up match of the season. It’s been a long pre-season for the 2015 Vodacom Cup Champions, but according to the head coach, MJ Mentz the tour comes at the right time.
“We will be taking a 24 man squad to Bulawayo where they will play against a President’s XV at the Hartsfield Stadium on Friday afternoon 18 March. The team has worked hard the last 12 weeks and everyone is eager to make an impression on tour. We haven’t selected a captain as yet, but have identified a leadership group that will be put to task on tour and the next warm-up match on 2 April in Witbank.
Apart from the warm-up match we will be doing some sightseeing at Matapos and will host a coaching clinic on the Thursday,” Mentz explained.
The last cross border tour the Pumas had was to Kenya in 2011, where they played two matches against the hosts.
Tickets for the Zimbabwe encounter are sold at $1 per scholar in uniform, $5 for adults and $20 for VIP guests and can be bought at Brooks Café, Shop 3, Zonkesiswe Complex in Bulawayo.
The touring Steval Pumas are:
Bernado Botha, Marné Coetzee, Francois du Toit, Tyler Fisher, Stephan Greeff, Carel Greeff, Johan Herbst, Hugo Kloppers, Hoffmann Maritz, Khwezi Mona, Dylan Peterson, Marcello Sampson, Marnus Schoeman, Hennie Skorbinski, Jannie Stander, Heinrich Steyl, Emile Temperman, Nardus van der Walt, Marlou van Niekerk, Justin van Staden, Leighton van Wyk and Simon Westraadt.
Ticket sales for the upcoming Currie Cup Qualifier matches will open soon. The first match for the Steval Pumas is against the Hino Falcons at Mbombela Stadium on 8 April at 19:00. Mbombela Stadium ticket prices are fixed for the whole 2016 season at R60/adult and R10/scholar. Season tickets can be purchased at R750 per person, which includes the test match on 20 August between South Africa and Argentinia. Pumas Hospitality Tickets can be bought at R1 450 per person, enquiries on these packages: Tjitjila@pumas.co.za

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