Western Province received a massive boost to their chances of qualifying for the Currie Cup semifinals on Tuesday when flyhalf Peter Grant was passed fit for Saturday’s big showdown against the Lions at Newlands.
Ashfak Mohamed, IOL.
Grant has been struggling with an ankle injury he sustained in last week’s 23-7 win over Boland in Wellington. The Springbok pivot had to sit out training on Monday, but took a full part in on Tuesday closed practice session in Bellville.
WP coach Allister Coetzee was happy to have Grant available. “Peter trained today without any problems,” Coetzee said on Tuesday.
“He is over his ankle injury and will play on Saturday.”
WP would have had serious problems if Grant could not play this weekend. Joe Pietersen has played a few matches at flyhalf, but is better suited to wing and fullback.
In addition, the stakes are high in Saturday’s match, so it would have been asking a lot of Pietersen to play at flyhalf.
The other option WP could have utilised is former Bok fullback Percy Montgomery, who has played a few matches at flyhalf in the past.Tweet