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WP team to face Bull onslaught named


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 27 Aug 2008 at 15:32

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee expects the Blue Bulls to target his front row in the scrums when the two teams go head-to-head in a Currie Cup Round Nine match at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Friday.

Rugby 365 reports that Province’s ailing fortunes took another turn for the worse when prop Brok Harris was ruled out of this north-south derby. The front row forward picked up an ankle injury at training on Monday and is expected he’ll be out of action for at least a week.

WP Under-21 tighthead prop JC Kritzinger will be in for a baptism of fire when he starts his first Currie Cup match. He will be packing down against the experienced World Cup-winning Springbok Gürthro Steenkamp.

Coetzee admitted that his team’s lack of experience in the front row will be seen as a weakness by the powerful Bulls pack.

“No doubt the Bulls will test us in the scrums,” Coetzee told a media gathering on Wednesday.

“Tighthead is a crucial position in the scrums, but this is a great opportunity for JC [Kritzinger] to show his ability,” the WP coach said, adding: “The Bulls do have a very experienced pack and we are expecting a very physical encounter.”

The inclusion of the young prop, Kritzinger, is the only change to the starting XV.

Springbok flyhalf Peter Grant has not yet fully recovered from his shoulder surgery and spends another week on the sidelines, with Joe Pietersen continuing in the pivot position. Grant is expected to be ready to be considered for next weekend’s game against the Cheetahs.

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Wylie Human, 13 PJ Vermeulen, 12 Gcobani Bobo (captain), 11 Tonderai Chavhanga, 10 Joe Pietersen, 9 Bolla Conradie, 8 Nick Köster, 7 Francois Louw, 6 Pieter Louw, 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 JC Kritzinger, 2 Schalk Brits, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Schalk Ferreira, 18 AJ Venter, 19 Conraad Britz, 20 Dewaldt Duvenhage, 21 Matthew Rosslee, 22 Morgan Newman.



32 Comments

  • OMG, Brok is injured????? We’re toast!

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.08.08 15:46:21 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 1) : you forgot the :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.08.08 15:48:14 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 1) : You were always going to be “toast” anyway…the “toast” of Sharks supporters…cause you are going to pull out ALL the stops & beat them :grin:

  • Comment 3, posted at 27.08.08 15:49:52 by Me2 Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 2) : If only it was funny… :oops:

  • Comment 4, posted at 27.08.08 15:52:21 by molly Reply
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  • Joe Pietersen :evil:

    Why was I born a WP supporter??? :roll:

  • Comment 5, posted at 27.08.08 15:56:21 by wpw Reply
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  • Brok injured? No we have no chance. :roll:

  • Comment 6, posted at 27.08.08 15:58:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • You know if Deon Fourie starts then its the WP u/21 front row :shock:

  • Comment 7, posted at 27.08.08 15:59:53 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Where’s Kallie Woekie? I thought he was back. Plus he’s quite heavy…

  • Comment 8, posted at 27.08.08 16:04:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • LAnds today.starts playing next week

  • Comment 9, posted at 27.08.08 16:05:43 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) :

    I wouldn’t mind him playing at 13.

    Bobo loves it when Kallievoekie comes inside of him.

  • Comment 10, posted at 27.08.08 16:06:33 by wpw Reply
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  • We gonna get murdered!!! :shock:

  • Comment 11, posted at 27.08.08 16:07:03 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 10) : eh… was that a rude comment? Or was that my sick mind?

  • Comment 12, posted at 27.08.08 16:07:56 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 12) :

    Its a backline move the WP okes like to do… :roll:

  • Comment 13, posted at 27.08.08 16:09:55 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : They do moves?? When?

  • Comment 14, posted at 27.08.08 16:10:51 by molly Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 9) : What’s he doing between when he lands & next week? Why can’t he play?

  • Comment 15, posted at 27.08.08 16:18:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @molly (Comment 14) :

    in the showers… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 16, posted at 27.08.08 16:19:18 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 15) : He apparently hasn’t played any rugby since the pacific cup, which was quite a while back. So they need to get him match sharp first.

  • Comment 17, posted at 27.08.08 16:23:46 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 17) : He can play for the B side then. He owes Province a few matches. :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 27.08.08 16:32:10 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 18) : I think its a disgrace that he still plays for us, an insult to EVERY other player in the team.

  • Comment 19, posted at 27.08.08 16:38:23 by molly Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 19) : I’m also not happy with his recent conduct. :evil:

  • Comment 20, posted at 27.08.08 16:43:56 by McLovin Reply

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  • I’m preparing for the worst.

  • Comment 21, posted at 27.08.08 16:45:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • Looks like a good Griquas team. That said- Ill be shouting for your guys all the way!

  • Comment 22, posted at 27.08.08 17:00:40 by blackshark Reply

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  • Me too, but you’re going to get whacked.

    Good… I want the Bulls nice and (over) confident when they role into Durban next week

  • Comment 23, posted at 27.08.08 17:16:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 15) :
    Hey, going cold turkey takes a major effort.
    Any truth that he will be sleeping at the foot of Rassie and his wifes bed.

  • Comment 24, posted at 27.08.08 17:18:47 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) : now how am I going to get that picture out of my head?

  • Comment 25, posted at 27.08.08 17:26:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’ve just had a good look at that team. This could actually be another 70-pointer :neutral:

  • Comment 26, posted at 27.08.08 17:27:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 24) : I’ll ask mrs Rassie next time I see her. :twisted:

  • Comment 27, posted at 27.08.08 17:53:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 26) : Wouldn’t at all be surprised.

  • Comment 28, posted at 27.08.08 17:54:49 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : You guys should complain

  • Comment 29, posted at 27.08.08 18:08:27 by robdylan Reply
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  • This is going to be another one of those matches where the team i pick on SB is not the one i will be shouting for

  • Comment 30, posted at 27.08.08 19:30:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) : I’m like that most of the time

  • Comment 31, posted at 27.08.08 19:52:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Esih, looks like a bunch of school boys vs some rather large uncouth fella’s from the north.

    Unless there is something the coaches know we don’t, i expect to be slaughtered friday night

  • Comment 32, posted at 28.08.08 11:54:38 by Sauce Reply
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