Pumas (rugby team)
|Union||Mpumalanga Rugby Union|
|Ground(s)||Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit (Capacity: 40,929)|
|League(s)||Currie Cup and Vodacom Cup|
|2012 Currie Cup First Division||2nd
The Pumas are a South African rugby union team that competes in the First Division of the 2012 Currie Cup. The team draws their players from Mpumalanga Province (formerly known as the South Eastern Transvaal) and plays at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, having previously also played at the Puma Stadium in Witbank.
The Pumas are a well supported team throughout Mpumulanga Province, with large fan bases located in Witbank, Middelburg, Ermelo and Nelspruit. The Pumas average crowds of 13,000 at home Currie Cup matches.
Formed in 1969 as South Eastern Transvaal, the Pumas are one of the younger unions in the country. The team has never won the Currie Cup.
For their 2010 Currie Cup campaign, the Pumas appointed the seasoned Jimmy Stonehouse as coach. Though considered the underdogs of the Currie Cup competition, on 27 August 2010 the Pumas beat current champions the Blue Bulls 22–21 at the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit. They eventually finished 7th.
Current squad 
2013 Pumas squad:
In for 2013 Vodacom Cup season 
In for 2013 Currie Cup season 
Out for 2013 Vodacom Cup season 
Out for 2013 Currie Cup season 
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