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Boland aim to get WP stuck in the mud

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams on 24 Sep 2008 at 23:25

Boland Cavaliers coach Deon Davids has made minimal changes in tweaking his side for their clash against Western Province at Boland Stadium in Wellington on Saturday.

Rugby 365 reports that Davids changed only two players for the Province match, after his charges put up a brave display last weekend when they lost 31-10 to the Lions in extremely muddy conditions.

Springbok Sevens star Danwel Demas has recovered from a shoulder injury and replaces Alshaun Bock on the left wing.

In the only other change live-wire prop Jean Botha is also back from injury and replaces Andries Human on the bench.

Davids showed faith in his new loose forward combination of David Hendricks, Josh Strauss and Angelo Brinkhuis who excelled against the Lions.

On Saturday they face another sterling test against Schalk Burger and company, but coach Davids felt that his team is well prepared and ready for the Province onslaught.

Boland last year shocked the Cape Town outfit 15-10 in a mudbath that promises to be even worse come Saturday, with heavy rains and poor drainage likely to reduce the playing surface to a marsh.

Boland: 15 Justin Peach, 14 Deon Scholtz, 13 Piet van Zyl (captain), 12 Dewey Swartbooi, 11 Danwel Demas, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 David Hendricks, 7 Josh Strauss, 6 Angelo Brinkhuis, 5 Brad Mockford, 4 Nico Esterhuyse, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Harry Vermaas, 1 Janro van Niekerk.
Replacements: 16 Danie van der Merwe, 17 Lionel Cornelius, 18 Hein Myburgh, 19 Jean Botha, 20 Cecil Kemp, 21 Zolani Mofu, 22 TBC.

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  • From what I can gather from the interweb, it seems as if there will be showers tomorrow, but not today or Saturday. Probably wont make a jot of difference.

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.09.08 10:04:40 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach

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