Valke light on experience

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 26 Jun 2008 at 07:25

Falcons coach Rudy Joubert made only one change to his bench for their second Currie Cup fixture of the season to be played in Brakpan against the Griquas on Saturday.

Blonde flanker Warren Perkins joins his brother Reg on the bench in the only change in a very inexperienced Currie Cup side, according to a report on

Only veteran number eight Sean Plaatjies, captain and inside centre Hanno Coetzee, lock Wouter Moore and fullback Jacques Schutte had played any A section Currie Cup rugby for another province. More than half the side have played in seven or less Currie Cup games and another three in 13.

Fullback Schutte is the only player with Super rugby experience in the squad.

The Falcons have to most inexperienced side in the Currie Cup competition and it was evident in their match last Friday night when they squandered a match-winning lead against the Boland Cavaliers. Five players in the Falcons Starting XV made their A section Currie Cup debut in that match.

Joubert therefore showed faith in his starting XV against Griquas.

The Falcons didn’t win a single Currie Cup match last season.


Jacques Schutte; Ernie Kruger, Rouan Cloete, Hanno Coetzee C, Luvo Sogidashe; True Blue Smit, Gerrie Odendaal; Sean Plaatjies, Emile Verster, Uwe Sauer, Marius Coetzer, Wouter Moore, Nico Pretorius, Rayno Barnes, Gavin Whittingham. Replacements: Frik Venter, Rassie van Vuuren, Reg Perkins, Warren Perkins, Poerie van Rooyen, Len Olivier, Showan Smith


  • “Blonde flanker Warren Perkins” ….. is it PC to identify a player by his hair colour? ;)

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.06.08 09:56:00 by Dive Pass Reply
    Dive PassCurrie Cup player
  • Teams like these don’t belong in a professional league.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.06.08 10:03:19 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • ‘True Blue Smit’

    WTF??? :shock:

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.06.08 10:46:40 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • ‘Poerie’ van Rooyen :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.06.08 10:47:20 by wpw Reply
    wpwAssistant coach
  • @Dive Pass (Comment 1) :

    Noooooo…that is an outrage…

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.06.08 11:11:36 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player
  • @wpw (Comment 3) : @wpw (Comment 4) :

    Must be from Springs or Brakpan…

    Boksburg/Benoni/Kempton don’t have those kind of names….LoL

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.06.08 11:14:22 by Hmmm Reply

    HmmmSuper Rugby player

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