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No Mujati as WP name team


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 16 Sep 2008 at 14:27

Vodacom Western Province will tackle Griquas on Friday night at Newlands in a crucial Absa Currie Cup match without Springbok prop Brian Mujati. The young JC Kritzinger will be taking his place in the front row, with Schalk Ferreira coming in on the substitutes’ bench.

The official WP website reports that the inclusion of the promising under-21 stalwart Kritizinger is the only change to a WP starting line-up that is anticipating a massive Griquas forward onslaught this Friday.

WP coach Allister Coetzee initially bracketed Mujati with Kritizinger, but the Zimbabwean-born tighthead has pulled out with a bicep injury. The WP brains’ trust is expecting a tough forward onslaught from the Kimberley-based team.

“Griquas are a good team with a very good pack. We are going to have to earn our respect out there in the rucks and in the scrums,” the WP coach said.

“We won’t be short of motivation having lost the previous fixture in Kimberley. We’ve also looked at how they beat the Valke and Boland, they are not to be taken lightly.”

Coetzee has opted to give big Fijian back Sereli Naqelevuki another run at centre after he made his first appearance there for Province against the Valke last Saturday.

WP are in a close race for a semi-final berth with the Lions and the Cheetahs and need to win all three remaining games with bonus points in order to pip one of the other two contenders. That is why Coetzee opted to play his Springboks again.

“We’ve built some nice momentum over the past two weeks and the Boks have settled in nicely. But we have to get maximum points from our remaining games and we cannot take the opposition for granted,” explained the former Springboks assistant coach.

“Nobody told us the Springboks shouldn’t be playing. We do appreciate that these players have to be managed, but we have taken that into account in the structuring of our training sessions. Some players will sit out certain practices – in that way they won’t be run into the ground.”

WP travel to Boland next weekend. The final game will be staged in Cape Town against the Lions, a game that could determine the fate of the protagonists.

“Our focus is on Griquas. We can’t afford to get ahead of ourselves. We have to get the win and secure the bonus point this weekend,” said Coetzee.

“But at the same time, I’d be lying if I said we haven’t thought about the final game against the Lions. The game in Boland is not going to be easy either. We have to keep the momentum going.”

The Vodacom WP team is as follows:

15. Conrad Jantjes
14. Tonderai Chavhanga
13. Sireli Naqelevuki
12. Jean De Villiers (C)
11. Wylie Human
10. Peter Grant
9. Ricky Januarie
8. Luke Watson
7. Francois Louw
6. Schalk Burger
5. Andries Bekker
4. Adriaan Fondse
3. JC Kritzinger
2. Schalk Brits
1. Wicus Blaauw

Reserves:

16. Deon Fourie
17. Schalk Ferreira
18. AJ Venter
19. Nick Koster
20. Bolla Conradie
21. Joe Pietersen
22. Morgan Newman



50 Comments

  • After the Payback the Valke got last weekend, I will not be going (have not gone) conservative on my pick this week. :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.09.08 14:32:38 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • You pick Cheetahs or Bulls? :-)

  • Comment 2, posted at 16.09.08 14:36:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    It was a tough decision but I went for the Bulls.

    Initially I was torn between my liking of the Cheetahs and my immense admiration and adulation for Victor Matfield our heroic Springbok Captain who puts his body on the line week after week. This coupled with the magnificent Blue Bull team with all it’s heritage and charismatic players eventually swayed me to pick the Bulls.

  • Comment 3, posted at 16.09.08 14:44:04 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : :shock: :roll:

  • Comment 4, posted at 16.09.08 14:56:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 16.09.08 15:07:31 by just blackshark Reply

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  • Rassie’s apparently on the BEAST’s trail… :evil:

  • Comment 6, posted at 16.09.08 15:16:55 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 6) : Really…he doesn’t look like the game ranger type to me… :grin:

  • Comment 7, posted at 16.09.08 15:21:06 by just blackshark Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 6) : When is he contracted through with the Sharks?

  • Comment 8, posted at 16.09.08 15:22:29 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @just blackshark (Comment 7) : Ranger Rassie!

  • Comment 9, posted at 16.09.08 15:23:50 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Charlie (Comment 6) Judging from what I ahve heard of the man, and what i saw the other day on Shark Bite I cannot believe that he will leave the Sahrks anytime soon. He has not completed his studies either. He knows i am sure that he is an ICON at KP, we have a thing for props there!
    And besides I think rassie is on the prowl for any prop he can find! Anyone has to better that Brok(en) Harris!

  • Comment 10, posted at 16.09.08 15:27:35 by Ragged Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 10) : So true.

  • Comment 11, posted at 16.09.08 15:29:02 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • Rassie needs to %$&* off frankly going around raping and pilliging other unions..who does he think he is Chelsea :roll:

    Is his aim to make the entire Bok team Province…and no they are not yet ..

  • Comment 12, posted at 16.09.08 15:33:39 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • We don’t need the beast, we’ve got SCHALK FERREIRA and BROK HARRIS.

    (notice, I’ve got ‘the beast’ in lower caps cos he is overrated)

  • Comment 13, posted at 16.09.08 15:35:01 by wpw Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 12) : He’s a Vrystaater, this is his opportunity to steal players from other provinces like they did to him at the Cheetahs! :wink:

  • Comment 14, posted at 16.09.08 15:36:36 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 13) : What happened to TGHMEA??????

  • Comment 15, posted at 16.09.08 15:37:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 12) : dude… calm down. :cool:

    You should be glad he isn’t trying to poach Heinke. :wink:

  • Comment 16, posted at 16.09.08 15:39:27 by wpw Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 15) : he aint GREAT anymore dude.

    I think he is still injured. I doubt he will ever play for WP or the Stormers again. :cry:

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.09.08 15:40:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) : He is trying to poach Heinke! Then he is going to poach Sephaka since he needs a real tighthead! :wink:

  • Comment 18, posted at 16.09.08 15:40:36 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 17) : TGHMEA, greatest prop to ever play for the Boks right? A true legend!

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.09.08 15:41:23 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 14) :

    thats true I guess..a bit like winning the lotto…still its frustraing though.

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.09.08 15:42:49 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 19) : you got that right :wink:

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.09.08 15:42:57 by wpw Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 12) : Besides, every coach should strive to have 22 Boks in their match day 22. You can’t blame Rassie for trying to get all the best players in SA to play for the Stormers. If the Sharks are not doing the same thing, then I am worried!

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.09.08 15:43:20 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 22) : Well said oh dancing one!Eddie has had that back in jury for almost 2 years now.

    So i guess he is brokeback :shock:

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.09.08 15:48:32 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 16) :

    Im calm..Hienke and beast would be formiddable….he also approached the darling of Jo’burg J Fourie :grin:

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.09.08 15:50:46 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • Im actually suprised(and a little disapointed) that DB hasn’t yet thrown in a chirp about Mujati. :razz:

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.09.08 15:52:17 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 23) : It is frustrating for any provincial supporter when another province poaches their star players. However, any coach or director of coaching that does not at least try to get the best players in SA all playing in their province is not doing their job. It is not Rassie’s responsibility to ensure the Sharks have prop depth, that is Rudi’s job.

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.09.08 15:53:30 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • As if BEAST would leave the SHARKS for WP…he is too young for that…dont you take the old ones?

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.09.08 15:55:44 by just blackshark Reply

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  • @just blackshark (Comment 27) : im still miffed about the purchase of Albertus :!:

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.09.08 15:57:54 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 26) :

    I agree with DB , I guess thats what the most frustarting of all as a Lions supporter we sell off our stars or they leave on heir own accord due to location,location,location and money that the Lions no longer have…

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.09.08 15:59:14 by CoffeeShopBok;-) Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 25) : Mujati played reasonably well in the last match against Oz. He was solid in the scrums but I would like to see more of him around the pitch. My biggest problem with Mujati is that there were three tightheads in SA better than him (CJ, BJ and Jannie). He is young and has a lot to learn. But one thing is for sure, he does not have the fantastic attitude that the Beast exhibits.

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.09.08 16:00:33 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @CoffeeShopBok;-) (Comment 29) : This is also why there are 5 big unions and the “also rans”. If the Lions can not afford to retain their players, how do you expect the remaining 9 to do so? Perhaps SARU should look into a salary cap for provincial teams.

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.09.08 16:02:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Its not all about money…

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.09.08 16:05:44 by just blackshark Reply

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  • In Gridiron in the US, the National Football League (NFL), all television rights are distributed evenly to each team in the league. So even though a team like the New England Patriots may get a much larger television viewership than any other team, they do not get any more money than any other team from television revenues. Perhaps SARU should consider national sponsorship and then distribute the sponsorship funds evenly to each team. Unless something is done to level the playing field, the gap between the top 4 or 5 teams and the rest will grow exponentially.

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.09.08 16:07:49 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 30) : The Beast, when last did you see a dude receive that much love from supporters?

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.09.08 16:08:07 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @just blackshark (Comment 32) : Not being argumentative, but if it is not about money, what is it about?

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.09.08 16:08:26 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 34) : He has earned every bit of that love from the supporters. Why do you think the supporters love him so much? It is not because he is the very best loosehead prop in the world, it is rather because of his fantastic attitude. Supporters love to see that in a player.

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.09.08 16:09:46 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 35) : I said not ALL about the money…we include the beach and Durban women in a lot of negotiations…

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.09.08 16:13:49 by just blackshark Reply

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  • Dont know where to post this but here is the Peter de Villiers tape for those interested:
    http://www.2oceansvibe.com/tape.mp3

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.09.08 16:19:35 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • ‘WP brains trust’

    :shock: :shock: :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :oops: :oops: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :lol: :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.09.08 16:22:59 by bryce_in_oz Reply

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  • @just blackshark (Comment 37) : Quality of life is an important factor in career decisions.

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.09.08 16:40:45 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 38) : PB you read 2oceansvibe :shock:

  • Comment 41, posted at 16.09.08 17:44:51 by PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 14) :

    Like when a poor kid finally grows up and buys all the toys he couldn’t have as a child. :wink:

  • Comment 42, posted at 16.09.08 17:52:31 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 42) : I resemble that remark, except I was a spoiled brat! But I still want all the toys!

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.09.08 03:31:35 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Funny man.

  • Comment 44, posted at 17.09.08 05:29:54 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 33) : I would think this should be obvious to every rugby lover by now. The problem is…

  • Comment 45, posted at 17.09.08 05:34:15 by Silver Fox Reply

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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 43) :

    :smile: If you were an average income kid you would only have an RC yacht now? Is that what you’re saying :razz: :

  • Comment 46, posted at 17.09.08 06:41:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Western Province vs Griquas at Newlands
    Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
    Touch judges: Chris Healey, Roderick Barry
    Television match official: Shaun Veldsman
    Assessor: Eugene Daniels

  • Comment 47, posted at 17.09.08 07:34:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @PJLD(RIP Bernie Mac) (Comment 41) : No just got the link.

    Back to topic, start feeding the osse in the shadow of the Taal Monument for the final against the brutes at the Voortrekker monument. Still have to find a strategy around Soweto with the Ossewa, thats where my lisense stop.

    Slim change of a WP vs Brute final but we’ll see. :idea:

  • Comment 48, posted at 17.09.08 07:44:16 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • WP youth teams
    The Vodacom WP under-21 and under-19 teams will be in action against the Natal Sharks at Durban University, Durban, on Saturday 20 September in their respective competitions.

    The teams are as follows:

    Vodacom WP under-19: 15.Martin Du Toit, 14.Jean Du Plessis, 13.Stokkies Hanekom, 12.Johann Sadie, 11.JJ Engelbrecht, 10.Jurgen Visser, 9.Liam Slatem, 8.Tertius Daniller (C) 7.Wimpie Van Der Walt, 6.Reuben Johannes, 5.Yaya Hartzenberg, 4.Rynhardt Elstad, 3.Brendan Kruger, 2.Sydney Tobias, 1.Alistair Vermaak. Reserves: 16.Madoda Yako 17.Ruan Smith, 18.Stephan Greeff, 19.Jacobus Rossouw, 20.Louis De Jager, 21.Nathanael Pekeur, 22. Kenwinn Wiener

    Vodacom WP under-21: 15.Tiger Bax, 14.Marcello Sampson, 13.Tim Whitehead, 12.Dabeon Draghoender, 11.Marvin Christians, 10.Matthew Rosslee, 9. Stuart Commins, 8.Burger Schoeman 7.Kyle Brown, 6.Conraad Britz, 5.De Kock Steenkamp, 4.George Earl, (C) 3.Eric Coetzee, 2.Callie Visagie, 1. Michael De Neuilly-Rice. Reserves: 16.Mark Goosen, 17.Jean Rossouw, 18.Martin Muller, 19.Morne Hanekom, 20.Donald Stevens, 21.Charl Weideman ,22. Danre Gerber

  • Comment 49, posted at 18.09.08 15:15:53 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • Errol Tobias kid Sydney playing 2 for the U19s and Danie Gerbers Kid playing 22 for the U21s, also Stokkies Hanekom son playing 13 for the U19s, Hennie Danillers boetie capt the U19s. Some adel in this WP youngsters (dont know about Draghoender), lets hope they klap the Sharkies and go into the top side of the log.

  • Comment 50, posted at 18.09.08 15:20:10 by PaarlBok Reply

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