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WP star’s Fiji tour in the balance


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 21 Sep 2008 at 09:42

Fiji and Western Province star Sireli Naqelevuki could miss Fiji’s tour of Europe in November due to a shoulder injury.

Rugby 365 reports that the big Fijian wing has starred this year for the Stormers in the Super 14, and also made a big contribution for his country in the Pacific Nations Cup.

Naqelevuki had some personal problems following his stint for Fiji in the Pacific Nations Cup, which delayed his return to the Cape, where he was due to play for Western Province in the Currie Cup.

In fact, the Fijian’s failure to show up prompted WP senior coach Rassie Erasmus to board a flight to Fiji, and personally escort the player back to the Cape.

Naqelevuki has since made a big contribution to Western Province’s resurgence in the Currie Cup, and has been in fantastic form since he was converted to outside centre alongside Springbok and WP skipper Jean de Villiers.

But it seems that Naqelevuki has been playing with a shoulder injury that could need rehabilitation after the Currie Cup season is over.

And the injury could well keep the player out of Fiji’s international tour scheduled for England, France and Italy in November.

“We’ll have to take a look at the extent of Sireli’s injuries,” WP senior coach Erasmus told Die Burger.

“His shoulder will be assessed at a later stage, and it will also depend where Province finish in the Currie Cup,” Erasmus said, hinting that the union could well decide to keep Naqelevuki in Cape Town to repair the damage to his shoulder.

Naqelevuki’s contract with Province has recently been extended until 2009.



16 Comments

  • That’s the spirit!!!!

    Play him until his shoulder koncks out completely then he can’t play for his national team.

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.09.08 09:44:28 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) : :?: :?: We got like 2 games out of him all season :!:

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.09.08 08:28:38 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 2) :

    Yeah but if they guy is carrying an injury then why play him at all.

    They should have let him have the op back then while he was hiding in Fiji. That way he would have been ready for the Fiji tour AND the S14.

    WP are now playing the club v country game that we all slate England for.

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.09.08 08:34:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : Didn’t read the thread :oops:

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.09.08 08:40:20 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 4) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.09.08 08:42:36 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Dont see a thread about the youth teams but WeePee beating the Sharks on home territory with the U19s & U 21s. Now rocket up the logs and this weekend having the Brutes at home.

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.09.08 15:01:37 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 6) : Sorry PB :oops:

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.09.08 15:20:54 by PJLD Reply
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  • Vodacom Western Province’s under-19 and under-21 teams were victorious in their respective national Absa competitions on Saturday.

    WP’s under-21 side showed huge fighting spirit by erasing a halftime deficit of 7-11 against the Sharks in Durban to eventually emerge 25-14 victors. WP started hesitantly and the home side had the upper hand at first.

    Once the Cape youngsters found their rhythm they were too strong for the Sharks.

    Scorers:

    Vodacom WP under-21 – Tries: Coenraad Britz, Danie Schoeman, Zandre Jordaan; Conversions: Matthew Rosslee (2), Penalties: Matthew Rosslee (2).

    Sharks under-21 – Try: Sibongeleni Khoza; Penalties: Christopher Micklewood (2), Wesley Dunlop. Vodacom WP’s under-19s secured an important away victory by beating their Sharks counterparts 19-13 in Durban in a Group A match. They are now in third position on the points table with 13 points, 2 behind the log-leading Lions. The Blue Bulls, WP’s opponents in Cape Town this Saturday, are third with 13 points.

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.09.08 15:21:46 by PJLD Reply
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  • Gah

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.09.08 15:27:34 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 8) : Should be headline news on the Sharks site broer. Double You Pie is tops!

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.09.08 16:36:04 by PaarlBok Reply

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  • @PaarlBok (Comment 10) : Im letting the team down dude, but ill try and make it up later in my thread

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.09.08 16:45:25 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 11) : you WP okes are always long on ideas but short on execution ;) The Currie Cup log reflects that

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.09.08 16:59:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 12) : The Currie Cup records show otherwise :cool:

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.09.08 18:41:45 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 13) : you old enough to remember those days? ;)

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.09.08 18:53:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 14) : spend my time chatting to okes whose team couldnt even make it to the currie cup back then :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.09.08 21:17:09 by PJLD Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 15) : Oh very clever :-)

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.09.08 21:20:06 by robdylan Reply
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