PUMAS v STORMERS
The Pumas play their first fixture at home in Nelspruit having lost by 22 points to the Cheetahs on the road and then stunning the Griquas, beating them by 6 points also on the road. They were certainly much improved against Griquas having been blown away in the first-half against the Cheetahs where they conceded over 40 points.
Stormers got off to a rusty start last week eventually hanging on to beat the Lions 23-17 having had a bye in Week 1.
Looking back at recent Currie Cup head to head matches hosted by the Pumas they were well beaten 57-28 in 2018, but beat WP 22-12 in 2017.
BETTING – Click here to bet
Handicap: Pumas (+18.5) at 9/10, Stormers (-18.5) at 9/10
Suggested Bet: 1st try Scorer Bongi Mbonambi at 12/1
The Stormers maul looked powerful against the Griquas last week and I can see Bongi guiding them home from a 5m lineout.