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Jantjes favoured ahead of Monty


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 2 Sep 2008 at 06:29

Conrad Jantjes is favoured to start at fullback for Western Province ahead of Percy Montgomery in Saturday’s Currie Cup rugby match against the Free State Cheetahs.

Stephen Nell writes in Die Burger that the Springboks report for provincial service in Bellville on Tuesday morning and will be available to play for WP in Bloemfontein.

Referring to Jantjes and Montgomery, WP coach Allister Coetzee said: “Conrad is playing very good rugby at the moment. You select guys who are on form.

“It’s also nice to have a Bok in your squad who already has more than 100 Tests under his belt.”

Coetzee gave his players the day off on Monday, but they will work hard on Tuesday as two practice sessions are scheduled.

Recovering well

The team will also train on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Coetzee and Bok coach Peter de Villiers will meet on Wednesday, but WP already has the go-ahead from the chairperson of the national selection committee, Peter Jooste, to make use of the players.

Coetzee says flyhalf Peter Grant is also recovering well from his recent shoulder operation. If Grant cannot play, it may be an option for Coetzee to play Montgomery at No 10.

This would mean that WP will at least have a recognised place-kicker.

The integration of the Boks shouldn’t cause any problems, as they have played for the Stormers.

If Jean de Villiers’s form allows him to play, Coetzee will also have to consider the question of the captaincy.

Gcobani Bobo is currently the WP captain, but De Villiers led the side very successfully in the Super14 series.

Coetzee said: “I’ll have a chat with both players on Wednesday. Jean is the senior captain and there won’t be any problems. It’s just important for everyone to be kept informed.”

Redeeming feature

Tighthead prop Brock Harris will not yet be fit this week. However, Brian Mujati should be available following his good performance against Australia.

Then there is also JC Kritzinger, whose debut at tighthead prop was a redeeming feature in last weekend’s 6-37 defeat against the Blue Bulls.

“JC was outstanding. One wouldn’t want to sing his praises too soon, but if a guy can scrum like that on the Bulls’ field at the age of 20, it says a lot,” said Coetzee.

Coetzee says Fijian Sireli Naqelevuki is looking in good shape. He could, therefore, possibly be picked at wing.

Another option is to play Naqelevuki at outside centre if it is decided to rest De Villiers this week. Naqelevuki has turned in excellent performances for Fiji in the No 13 jersey.



40 Comments

  • Do these guys have any idea what is going on?

    Constant reassurances that they have the go ahead to field their Boks.

    Coetzee and Bok coach Peter de Villiers will meet on Wednesday, but WP already has the go-ahead from the chairperson of the national selection committee, Peter Jooste, to make use of the players

    Yet they have thoughts like this
    Another option is to play Naqelevuki at outside centre if it is decided to rest De Villiers this week. Naqelevuki has turned in excellent performances for Fiji in the No 13 jersey

    I think they have adopted the same attitude to this as I have to Peter Grant coming to Durban. If you say it enough times it will eventually come true. :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.09.08 06:38:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I find this a strange, strange comment ” If Jean de Villiers’s form allows him to play ” :???: :???:

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.09.08 06:43:04 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 2) :

    I think they KNOW he will be rested. They made their “we have all our Boks back” comment to early and now need to find ways to get out of it.

    I expect a “fitness and/or conditioning/rest” comment WHEN they announce that Div won’t be playing this weekend. He has played in EVERY test this year and a FULL S14. He needs a rest IMO.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.09.08 06:47:00 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : I think you are quite right. JDV is the one player that needs rest if anyone do.

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.09.08 06:56:54 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • I read somewhere yesterday that JDV and another player were the only two to have played in every test this year.

    For the life of me I can’t recall the other player’s name. :oops:

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.09.08 07:00:22 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) : Juan Smith?

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.09.08 07:03:25 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Answered my question.

    Juan Smith is the other player.

    From the 365 article “Desperate Province lean on Boks”

    Many of the national players will be in desperate need of rest, considering that a few Springboks such as Province centre Jean de Villiers and Cheetahs flank Juan Smith, played in everyone of the ten Test matches that South Africa have played thus far in 2008. Prior to the international season, the Bok players would also have been exposed to a gruelling stint in the Super 14, or in some cases with European-based clubs.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.09.08 07:04:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 6) :

    Oh you answered as well :wink:

    Thanks

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.09.08 07:05:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 7) : It may, IMO, not be that they played in every test, but the way they have allways put their bodies on the line, even when in a losing team. Now all that would impress me more of those two players is if they will choose to play if offered a rest. That will elevate them to a Richie McCaw like level.

    Not sensible though.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.09.08 07:11:53 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 9) :

    On the other hand it is only the Cheetahs they are playing against so JDV won’t be in much danger of over exertion. :wink: :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.09.08 07:31:46 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 10) : Watch out for the cheetahs!!

    Hey, are this blogg only updating bit by bit? I’ve had a look at the user statistics, and there are a mean looking dude there, but nothing here? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.09.08 07:49:36 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • Try Control+F5 :wink:

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.09.08 07:56:35 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : Thanks dude!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.09.08 08:04:10 by Silver Fox Reply
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  • No surprise, but with all respect, Percy’s a carthorse… :sad:

    IMO, why do WP spend so much money on players like Monty & AJ Venter they’re surely not going to contribute that much anymore… :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.09.08 08:16:43 by Charlie Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : AJ turning out to be a very bad acquisition, spending too much time at Caprice.

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.09.08 08:37:08 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Well i haven’t watched Province this season so far…but Joe Pieterson clearly isn’t a flyhalf – so put Monty there – he can only be better.

    Give Jean a rest he has played just about every game of the season so far – let him rest – its not like we are going to make the semi’s unless miracles happen

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.09.08 08:44:45 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 14) : The Capetonians are very proud of their ‘vintage’ heritage in all respects. :twisted:

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.09.08 08:48:22 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Silver Fox (Comment 17) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.09.08 09:04:14 by Charlie Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 15) : Seems like WP had become a Retirement Village :roll:

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.09.08 09:05:00 by Charlie Reply

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  • Province need to pull out all the stops to beat Free State. Remember the “Coastal Alliance”! ;)

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.09.08 09:17:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) :

    Ja so enige donner wat ONS geriatrics noem moet wakker skrik. :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.09.08 09:21:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 21) : you are very predictable some days ;)

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.09.08 09:30:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 22) :

    Only when i’m in a good mood :lol:

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.09.08 09:31:06 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) :

    Sometimes I get so worked up “I” don’t even know what I am going to do with myself.

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.09.08 09:31:54 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : You buggers can get there on your own steam

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.09.08 09:34:49 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 25) :

    Ja we had to do it in the S14 everyyear when you guys play possum at the wrong times. :wink: :oops:

    We are supposed to stand together as a nation!!!!! Don’t you guys read tank Lennings articles?????

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.09.08 09:36:24 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 26) : :shock: :???:

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.09.08 09:43:46 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Tank Lemming? Yah listen i apologise unreservedly for the past 8 years of Super Rugby but to ask for help in the Currie Cup? Shit another season like this one or last years or the year before and i think we might need to downgrade ourselves to a minnow union.

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.09.08 09:46:42 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 28) :

    I don’t think you are quite that bad yet, but “bad” is relative really. It is the price you pay for having good players who have to do Bok duty.

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.09.08 09:48:44 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : Yah listen – i can understand juniors learning their trade, but at the same time losing to the Griquas and Valke doesn’t really sit to well with me.

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.09.08 09:52:37 by Sauce Reply
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  • Jantjes is a rock under the high ball. A pobably a yard or so quicker than Monty.

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.09.08 09:53:38 by McLovin Reply

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  • I reckon AJ wants to get his foot in the coaching door at Province. So far he’s just been a drain on Province’s resources.

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.09.08 09:54:39 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : A yard or so :?: IMO a mile or two :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.09.08 10:00:13 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Sauce (Comment 30) :

    Valid Point That. I think I would probably feel the same if we had gotten similar results.

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.09.08 10:00:51 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 33) : Only trying to respect my elders. :twisted:

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.09.08 10:04:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • Plus Monty is playing for Province. So he must be the best or a close second. Any other province and he would have been a geriatric, bang gat who can barely break into a brisk walk. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.09.08 10:06:24 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 36) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.09.08 10:10:15 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 35) : Ok, so it’s Oupa Percy & Oupa AJ from now on :roll:

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.09.08 10:13:47 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 38) :

    Just don’t call them oubaas, that name is taken. :evil:

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.09.08 10:16:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 39) : :idea: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.09.08 12:14:25 by Charlie Reply

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