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Vodacom WP do the business in Namibia


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :WP on 9 Jun 2008 at 15:17

Vodacom WP recorded their second pre-season victory against a Namibian XV in Windhoek on Saturday, outscoring the home side 7 tries to nil.

The match signalled the team’s final preparation match ahead of South Africa’s premier domestic competition, the Absa Currie Cup. The squad will enjoy a rest day on Monday and wrap up the week’s training in the form of a 3-day camp in the Helderberg region later this week.

Vodacom WP head coach Allister Coetzee will be happy with the 45-6 victory over the Namibian outfit. With many first choice players on National duty, Coetzee utilised the opportunity to test the depth of many junior and Vodacom Cup players.

“It was a tough, hard game,” said Coetzee. “They fielded a physical pack. It was valuable match practice.”

The coach will also be happy with the way in which his youngsters stuck to their structures. “Namibia sent many players into the breakdown, to slow down ball. We stuck to our structures and our scrumming was good. Our line-outs can still improve,” commented Coetzee.

Many of the Province tries came late in the second half and Terry Jacobs continued his try-scoring form, which saw him as one of the top try scorers in the Vodacom Cup, by adding two to his tally. Vodacom WP fullback Joe Pietersen, who was later moved to wing to accommodate replacement Gio Aplon, received the Man of the Match award. Both players were outstanding on the day.

In addition to coming home with the FNB Challenge Cup, the Cape based team and management thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of their hosts in Namibia. “The support in Windhoek was fantastic,” said Team Manager Chippie Solomon. “It’s always such a pleasure to visit a place where people are so visibly passionate about Province and about rugby.”

Tries: Deon Fourie, Justin Melck, Schalk Ferreira, Terry Jacobs (2), Adriaan Fondse, Dylan Des Fountain.

Conversions: Ricardo Croy (5)



36 Comments

  • well done

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.06.08 15:20:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • I don’t know much about Nam rugby, but I suspect they are crap.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.06.08 15:21:50 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • :neutral:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.06.08 15:24:40 by PJLD Reply
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  • The Mighty Western Province!

    Can anyone tell me how many WP players were in the Bok side on Saturday??? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.06.08 15:32:41 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 4) : too many

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.06.08 15:35:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • hehehe

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.06.08 15:41:48 by wpw aka The Tank Reply
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  • @wpw aka The Tank (Comment 4) : Whatever the number I’m sure it was fully deserved. :wink: :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.06.08 15:51:48 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Think I read somewhere WP have 18 players now in Bok or Emergency Bok squads.

    I heard the WP Craven Week squad has been announce but cant find them anywhere. Anyone a link maybe?

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.06.08 12:29:15 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Not seen it anywhere PB

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.06.08 12:31:07 by PJLD Reply
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  • I heard they have something like 9 Gimmies in but cant find anything confirmed and look all over the place and even PM WP site but no reply.

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.06.08 12:37:47 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Cant see if you guys have posted WP CC squad but here it is:
    WP CC squad
    15 Gio Aplon, Joe Pieterse
    Wings Terry Jacobs, Wylie Human, Zhahier Ryland
    Mid Fielders Dabeon Draghoender, Dylan Des Fountain, P.J Vermeulen
    10s Ricardo Croy, Willem de Waal
    9s Allister Siegelaar, Danie Van Der Merwe, Paul Delport
    Loosies. A.J Venter , Conraad Britz, David Hendricks, Francois Louw, Justin Melck, Pieter Myburgh
    Locks Adriaan Fondse, Francois Van der Merwe, Rito Hlungwani, Ross Skeate
    Props Brok Harris, Ruaan Du Preez, Schalk Ferreira, Wikus Blaauw
    2s Deon Fourie, Mark Goosen, Simon Westraad

    Sill no ouma Eddie. Think JD , Liebenberg & Conrad Hoffman still injured but really a very young and raw squad.

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.06.08 12:43:03 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 11) : Dude Liebenberg apparently signed for Toulon

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.06.08 12:47:02 by PJLD Reply
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  • Where is Shimange?

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.06.08 12:50:04 by wpw Reply
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  • I read that Rassie told Dollie he will be 3rd choice flyhalf behind Grant and De Waal this season and if he wants to leave he must go.

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.06.08 12:51:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) :
    Havent even notice his absense.

    Look like Boland maybe get a few 7s players. Hope they get Stefaan Basson. Know Impi is already in their training squad.

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.06.08 12:53:02 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 14) :

    Read Pretorius wants him at SWD. Nel Fourie is gone.

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.06.08 12:54:13 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Johannesburg – The Xerox Lions announced a squad of 22 players for their compulsory friendly rugby match against the Eastern Cape Combined XV on Friday at 19:00 at the EPRFU Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The starting team will only be decided on Thursday after the captains’ run.

    FORWARDS: Heinke van der Merwe, JC Janse van Rensburg, Gert Muller, Ethienne Reynecke, Willie Wepener, Dewald Senekal, Franco van der Merwe, Gerhard Mostert, Francois Uys, Cobus Grobbelaar, Justin Wheeler, Willem Alberts, BACKS: Chris Jonck, Jano Vermaak, Louis Strydom, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Wigan Pekeur, Walter Venter, Rayno Benjamin, Louis Ludik, Michael Killian, Earl Rose.

    The Lions’ Absa Currie Cup campaign will kick off a week later when they take on the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday, June 21 at 17:15.

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.06.08 12:55:06 by wpw Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 15) : Impi??
    @wpw (Comment 14) : Correct

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.06.08 12:55:47 by PJLD Reply
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  • Any of you lot going to the Italy test? Got my tickets today. A vrekken shame Newlands havent got last weekend’s test. That Osfontein crowd was a shambles.

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.06.08 12:57:17 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Cant make it PB,got a game on at that time,last weeks test would have been perfect as i was injured.

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.06.08 12:59:42 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 20) : game? You playing club rugger?

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.06.08 13:02:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Rugby365 Quote
    Strong-running Sevens Springbok Mpho ‘Impi’ Mbiyozo has joined the Boland Cavaliers.

    Coach Louis Koen confirmed that Mbiyozo has been training with his squad since Monday.

    Mbiyozo has immediately been drafted into the Cavaliers squad for Wednesday friendly match against the SWD Eagles at Robertson.

    Boland will start off with Whalied Heyns and another Sevens Springbok Frankie Horne as flanks, but Mbiyozo is sure to get a run in the second half.

    Mbiyozo is highly regarded by national Sevens coach Paul Treu. Treu recently said Mbiyozo is “devastating with ball in hand” and that he could not believe that this gifted player does not have a Currie Cup contract.

    Now Mbiyozo has the chance to him himself in the 15-man code as well.

    Boland will also know on Wednesday whether world Sevens star Stefan Basson would join them for three months.

    “Stefan has already signed with a club in Italy, but we are holding thumps that we could use him for the first three months of the Currie Cup. His availability will mean a lot to our campaign,” Koen said.

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.06.08 13:03:05 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 22) : Aaaaaaaah fanks you

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.06.08 13:05:36 by PJLD Reply
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  • Hey…who made this WP-World ?
    :neutral:

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.06.08 13:06:25 by blackshark Reply

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  • :razz:

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.06.08 13:09:18 by PJLD Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) :
    where is dollie?

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.06.08 13:18:28 by Bok-El Reply

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  • Since when has Louis Koen been caoaching Boland? Was’nt he Province kicking coach.

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.06.08 13:21:53 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 27) : Stormers kicking coach, maybe?

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.06.08 13:30:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Eric Herbert is our new kicking coach.

    Louis Skoen is useless.

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.06.08 13:37:12 by wpw Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) :
    Stormers, Province, whats the difference?

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.06.08 14:00:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • wpw WP should be a bit worried about the Paarl Gimmies Boland connection. Louis Koen was a Gimmie, Tommy Dixon (prop)is a teacher at Gimmies, Christoff Lotter x Gimmie coach and players Dewald Duvenhage & Piet van Zyl x Gimmies. They’ll poach the youngsters and if Fidentia did not saw their arses they would already had many more talents. Hope Rian Oberholzer get them back on track.

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.06.08 14:11:19 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Hope Rian Oberholzer get them back on track.

    The same oke that is also CoachDiv’s agent?

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.06.08 14:15:20 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • Wat maak Rian by Boland?

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.06.08 14:17:25 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 33) :
    Pretty sure they appoint him some time ago to try and help them get back on track. Will try and find the links.

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.06.08 14:23:09 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Shotto otto

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.06.08 14:28:16 by PJLD Reply
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  • Myself think Boland lose their hard old days edge with strong old time clubs like Malmesbury & Moorreesburg playing in the Supa or whatever code. But if they can get a big sponsor they will attrack some talent from this parts.

    A interesting fact in Bland 2008 schools rugby is a small school like Schoonspruit from a BEE area in Malmesbury just made the SA Top20. They are still unbeaten this year and have waiste a big school like Swartland and also beated Wellington Hugenote on the weekend. A special, special team and it will be interesting to see how many of them will make the Boland Craven side.

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.06.08 14:30:01 by PaarlBok Reply

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