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WP name their team


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 18 Jun 2008 at 12:14

Two of Vodacom Western Province’s new recruits, flyhalf Willem de Waal and No 8 AJ Venter, will be making their debut on Friday night in the opening Absa Currie Cup fixture against the Natal Sharks in Durban.

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And lock Ross Skeate will be leading WP for the first time.

Scrumhalf Alastair Siegelaar and centre PJ Vermeulen will be making their Currie Cup debut in the Shark tank.

Province lost 18 players to the national team, the Emerging Springboks and Fiji. Coetzee said he was glad to have the luxury of falling back on the experience of Venter and De Waal.

He, however, is adamant that his game plan will not be built around these experienced provincial players.

“Every coach in South Africa will endorse that Willem is a serious campaigner and the same goes for AJ. But I don’t want to coach a side around one player – what happens if he has an off day?

“It will affect the side,” the former Bok assistant coach said.

He reckons his side will travel to Durban as the underdogs against a Sharks side intent on getting off to a winning start at home.

“You can say that we will be the underdogs against the Sharks, considering all the guys that are with the Springboks.”

He expressed confidence in the ability of the youngsters who will be tasked with making Province supporters proud on Friday evening. “We assembled a young squad who are all eager to prove themselves.

“So I am confident in the ability of the boys that will be playing.”

Vodacom WP:

15. Gio Aplon
14. Wylie Human
13. Dylan des Fountain
12. PJ Vermeulen
11. Joe Pietersen
10. Willem de Waal
9. Alastair Siegelaar
8. AJ Venter
7. Francois Louw
6. Pieter Myburgh
5. Ross Skeate (capt)
4. Adriaan Fondse
3. Brok Harris
2. Deon Fourie
1. Schalk Ferreira

REPLACEMENTS:

16. Simon Westraadt
17. Wicus Blaauw
18. Ruaan Du Preez
19. Francois Van der Merwe
20. Justin Melck
21. Paul Delport
22. Zhahier Ryland



46 Comments

  • it’s a reasonable pack, that and I reckon the loosies will give us some trouble.

    Not a great backline, though…

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.06.08 12:21:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • scrum….scrum…..scrum…..ground

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.06.08 12:23:02 by Dive Pass Reply

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  • Where is Shimange?

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.06.08 12:23:17 by molly Reply
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  • I just can’t seem to get that excited about the Currie Cup anymore….Maybe spoilt with too many internationals and the Super 14?

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.06.08 12:27:19 by Pokkel Reply
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  • how many times havent we seen De Waal win games for FreeState with his educated boot and all round classy play…. Sharks will have to be wide awake

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.06.08 12:33:02 by spykerbaard Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 3) : injured, I think

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.06.08 12:33:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • Our backs should murder them… and our forwards have the advantage over-all… nice depth in their loosies…

    Sharks 32- 20

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.06.08 12:41:59 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • Barrit couldn’t kick a single conversion over in the warm up game, so its not going to be as easy as you all think. And I reckon Aplon will run rings around your old timer fullback.

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.06.08 12:44:37 by molly Reply
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  • although, we have no pace on the wings, would’ve like Rhyland to start, just for some speed, but saying that JPP doesn’t look too much like a speed merchant. Henno will give us some troubles (if he’s still got that pace)

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.06.08 12:46:52 by molly Reply
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  • All things considering, I dont actually think that’s a bad side.

    Very tidy pack, especially in the light of who is missing.

    Reckon we might just have a game on our hands here.

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.06.08 12:46:57 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 8) : we’ll let Kockett kick instead ;)

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.06.08 12:49:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 10) : yeah, but you have to think that ;)

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.06.08 12:50:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Exactly… people forget his sublime kicking last CC…

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.06.08 12:51:32 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Dammit… completely forgot about him :oops: . I’ll go back to us being screwed again then.

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.06.08 12:53:20 by molly Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 13) : there has to be a reason he’s in EVERYONE’s fantasy league team…

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.06.08 12:56:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m going to have to rely on Keegan getting a yellow, maybe a red.

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.06.08 12:57:40 by molly Reply
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  • ugh, but then we have AJ which’ll even it out.

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.06.08 12:57:58 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 17) : it’s fun watching you argue with yourself ;)

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.06.08 13:04:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 18) : I’m trying to clock up some comment points, I broke the 100 barrier earlier so I’m on a high.

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.06.08 13:11:28 by molly Reply
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  • Not bad, but ultimately not good enough I fear. But fingers crossed.

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.06.08 13:28:58 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • ELV’s as in S14 or ELV’s as per IRB?

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.06.08 13:30:09 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 21) : will tell you after the game. I can’t keep up with all the various flavours

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.06.08 13:31:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 19) : long way to go ;)

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.06.08 13:31:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) : Just found it.

    The Currie Cup and all South African competitions starting in June will be played under the ELVs to be introduced globally on 1 August 2008.

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.06.08 13:36:15 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • And where is Conrad Hoffman?

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.06.08 13:36:35 by Villie Reply
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  • His balls are still injured

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.06.08 14:04:00 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 26) : ?

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.06.08 14:15:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • Like the look of the backline. Old hands like Willem & Wylie with some good talent in he midfield and speed in Pietersen & Giotjie. Also impressive losies and Melck only making the bench. WP by 9.

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.06.08 14:58:12 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 28) : you mean by -9?

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.06.08 14:59:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) : Groin op

  • Comment 30, posted at 18.06.08 15:05:20 by PJLD Reply
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  • welcome back PB

  • Comment 31, posted at 18.06.08 15:05:38 by PJLD Reply
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  • Ja good man. You watch our Wiese show on monday night?

  • Comment 32, posted at 18.06.08 15:06:45 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Monday i was semi comatose

  • Comment 33, posted at 18.06.08 15:12:46 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 30) : we’re all groin op so fast ;)

  • Comment 34, posted at 18.06.08 15:21:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Maybe a good one to stay away till after the Sharks game. Think they just maybe in for a surprise. :roll:

  • Comment 35, posted at 18.06.08 15:21:47 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : Nah…excuse his grammar…

    He was trying to say “By 9(pm) WP will be weeping” but he started to :cry: so he couldn’t finish his sentence.

  • Comment 36, posted at 18.06.08 15:25:47 by blackshark Reply

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  • :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 18.06.08 15:25:52 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 35) : Ja…the surprise will be seeing AJ wearing a striped, floral kit.

  • Comment 38, posted at 18.06.08 15:28:44 by blackshark Reply

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  • Hope he’ll tear you lot. His is on the good guys side this time. :cool:

  • Comment 39, posted at 18.06.08 15:35:20 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 39) : :mrgreen: Maybe you shouldn’t be wishing for Grandpa to TEAR anything…

  • Comment 40, posted at 18.06.08 15:44:21 by blackshark Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 8) :

    Good thing he is the back up kicker AFTER Stefan and Kockott then :wink:

  • Comment 41, posted at 18.06.08 16:15:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 41) : does Stefan kick?

  • Comment 42, posted at 18.06.08 16:22:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yes

  • Comment 43, posted at 18.06.08 16:23:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : Borgen does too

  • Comment 44, posted at 18.06.08 16:25:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : Drop-kick style maybe :lol:

  • Comment 45, posted at 18.06.08 16:25:23 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 45) : :)

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