Naas Olivier has been named in the WP 22 to take on the Valke in Brakpan this weekend!
As predicted, the frankly baffling decision to release virtually all of WP’s young flyhalf talent to other provinces has resulted in Alistair Coetzee having no option but to include the recently-returned Olivier in the number 21 jersey.
Boland scrumhalf Dewald Duvenage comes straight into the starting team, with Alistair Siegelaar on the bench and Paul Delport playing club rugby. PJ Vermeulen and Morgan Newman swap jerseys; the former will start in 13.
Justin Melck comes in for Pieter Myburgh in the only change to the pack, with Pieter Louw and Conraad Britz the second and third row replacements on the bench.
Here is the side, again captained by Gcobani Bobo:
15 Gio Aplon, 14 Tonderai Chavanga, 13 PJ Vermeulen, 12 Gcobani Bobo (capt), 11 Wylie Human, 10 Willem de Waal, 9 Dewald Duvenage, 8 AJ Venter, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Justin Melck, 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Wicus Blaauw
16 Simon Westraadt, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 Pieter Louw, 19 Conraad Britz, 20 Alistair Siegelaar, 21 Naas Olivier, 22 Morgan Newman