Cape Town – Western Province coach Allister Coetzee on Monday confirmed that Ross Skeate will again be the captain when they tackle the Blue Bulls at Newlands in their second Currie Cup match of the season.
According to the WP website, Coetzee last week said Skeate was only appointed for the game against the Sharks last Friday in Durban. He explained that some of the senior Province players could be released from national duty before the Springboks depart for Australia and New Zealand on Thursday.
On Monday, however, Coetzee said Skeate would again hold the reins on Saturday. He said Skeate did a good job against the Sharks.
“He is an experienced player and led the guys well. But I think other leaders such as Adriaan Fondse, AJ Venter and Willem de Waal added value to Ross.”
Flyhalf Isma-eel Dollie and centre Morgan Newman were back on the training field in Durbanville on Monday after returning from Romania, where they represented the triumphant SA Emerging team in the Nations Cup tournament.
Another “stranger” on the field was flyhalf Naas Olivier, who had been on loan to French club Auch for the past four months. Olivier is under contract with WP until November.
Springbok wing Tonderai Chavhanga also trained with his provincial teammates. Coetzee could expect another Springbok or two to join his squad after the national squad for the Tri-Nations is announced on Tuesday.Tweet