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Cavaliers no match for WP


Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 16 Aug 2009 at 19:35
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Wellington – Western Province’s Currie Cup aspirations are on track after an easy and well-deserved 38-7 win against the Boland Cavaliers in Wellington on Saturday.

Sapa reports that Province led 8-7 at half-time and secured a much-needed bonus point for their five try effort.

The bonus point came in the 76th minute when prop Brok Harris barged over in the corner. But with the siren going, Province kept the ball in hand and a fine break by Sevens Springbok Gio Aplon saw young JJ Engelbrecht score the fifth and final try in the 81st minute.

Boland made life difficult for the visitors in the first half, but after half-time Province took control and Boland were forced to defend for long periods.

WP had an early opportunity to take the lead in the eighth minute, but fullback Joe Pietersen missed a rather easy penalty.

Referee Marius Jonker awarded Boland a penalty try in the 18th minute after Province obstructed on their own goalline. Justin Peach to convert, but Province paid a double price when New Zealand lock Chris Jack was yellow carded for the incident.

Province got on the scoreboard in the 23rd minute when left wing Aplon scored an easy try in the corner with no Boland defender in sight.

Province took the lead for the first time in the 32nd minute when Pietersen succeeded with a penalty right in front of the Boland posts.

Province let themselves down at crucial stages and their execution was not what you would expect from a team of their calibre.

But the second half produced a different story.

Province started to control from the kick off and ran the ball with every opportunity.

Pietersen increased WP’s lead to 11-7 with a straight-forward penalty then his next penalty increased their lead further to 14-7.

In the 55th minute, exciting young centre Juan de Jongh scored WP’s second try next to the posts for Pietersen to convert. This was a fine effort by the youngster who grew up next to the Boland Stadium.

Right wing Tonderai Chavhanga scored WP’s third try in the 64th minute after a well-aimed grubber kick by flyhalf Peter Grant to increase their lead to 26-7.

The Harris and Engelbrecht tries put the final nails into the Cavaliers’ coffin.

Province also excelled in defence and did not concede a single point in the last 62 minutes.



38 Comments

  • De Jongh had another brilliant game and was named MOTM.

    Hope he keeps his feet on the ground and continues to improve as the season goes on.

    Great to see Grant at flyhalf!!! :cool:

  • Comment 1, posted at 16.08.09 19:41:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : +1 on Grant

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.08.09 08:55:05 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • umm, what time does this site open???

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.08.09 09:16:19 by willa Reply

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  • WP can be grateful that Boland are so kak.

    I watched most of this. Numerous errors, little knock-ons, forward passes…

    Only later in the second half did WP start looking a bit better, but by then I reckon Boland had run out of puff.

    5 points in the bag so shouldn’t really complain.

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.08.09 09:21:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • See on rugby365 that Rassie is having talks with Habana.

    Maak die Bulle almal Stormers. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.08.09 09:22:25 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) : i would not mind, but i doubt it strongly!!

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.08.09 09:26:03 by willa Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 5) :
    LOL

    If Pienaar reads this you are dead meat!

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.08.09 09:26:39 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 6) : Have to agree. I’d be very very very surprised if Habana signs for WP. Makes no sense.

    But maybe he wants more game time with the world’s best 13. :twisted:

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.08.09 09:32:23 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Big Fish (Comment 7) : After the Bulls’ win on Saturday he’s probably still in a holding cell somewhere. :smile:

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.08.09 09:34:01 by McLovin Reply

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  • Hi Everyone!!

    Another Great weekend!!

    Griquas were very unlucky not to get that one in the bag!! I am very impressed with Jonathan Mokuena and Egon Seconds…what a magnificant try that was!! 2 exciting players in my book! (One thing I notices this weekedn is that it seems we lack seriously in the development of players in ALL positions…seems that there is a concentration on players of colour on Wing, there is some front row blokes, very little flanks and a few scrummies and Fullback…I’d like to see that change!!) Hopefully I have not overstepped the line with that comment..

    Well done Sharkies!! The game actually started to bore me …JUST KIDDING!!!

    AND I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU, AS I AM BURSTING WITH PRIDE…

    My school’s Under 15 and Under 19 teams won their semi-s and ar through to the Beeld trophy’s Finals – So Christiana is gonna ROCK this weekend!!

    The under 19′s won there semi 49-3 and the U/ 15 18-17. I need to add that 8 of the original 15 was down with swine flu – so replacements made up the team – the scrummie was a St 5 (grade 7) lighty!! So – i think a job well done!!!

    :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.08.09 09:39:40 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 10) : Icey, that comment is borderline, but we’ll let it slide :)

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.08.09 09:43:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 3) : it’s never closed :)

    @McLovin (Comment 4) : someone should tell this journo that… sounds like he needed to change his undies after the game.

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.08.09 09:45:03 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 8) :

    I dont think Habs have all that much left in him…maybe he’s negotiating his retirement package… :twisted:

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.08.09 09:45:04 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • Piet was definitely at the Bulls game. An unnamed spectator chucked brandy & coke in Willie Roos’ face as he walked off the field. :lol:

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.08.09 09:45:28 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 13) : check out the article I just wrote

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.08.09 09:45:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 10) :
    Well done on your team’s performance.

    @robdylan (Comment 11) :
    You realise that if Salmonoid sees this he is cry “Hypocricy” with tears in his eyes again. :twisted:

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.08.09 09:46:51 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 14) : no no – that spectator was pissed off cos he felt Roos had given the Bulls the game. Piet was the oke who offered Roos his own Brannas at half time…

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.08.09 09:47:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 10) : u can be glad their not playing my school that also made the finals, for the big schools :twisted: :twisted: , lekke monnas

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.08.09 09:51:12 by willa Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Oh yes, that’s right. :lol:

    I like how specific they are. It wasn’t just a drink, it was brandy & coke. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.08.09 09:51:48 by McLovin Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 18) : you a Monnas boy? What year?

    @McLovin (Comment 19) : Roos knows his Polisiekoffie, clearly.

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.08.09 09:54:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 18) :

    I actually think they should take the Winners of all the devisions and make them play each other – I think it might be very entertaining…and maybe a guy from a small school can also get bought by Monnas!! :twisted:

    No Seriously – I’d love to see how the small school’s fair against the macro schools..

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.08.09 09:55:41 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 20) : 2002, with alberts, walter venter,straatkat van zyl!

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.08.09 10:50:43 by willa Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 21) : that does sound like a good showing, and they do love buying, we even had gyus from durban in the team!!

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.08.09 10:54:44 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 22) : so you’re good mates with Alberts? :)

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.08.09 11:03:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • ja, lost a touch a little bit since last year, dont know if i told u, he used to be my flyhalf

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.08.09 11:12:21 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 25) : you’re shitting me! Flyhalf?

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.08.09 11:25:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 25) :

    Were you the ball?? :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.08.09 11:33:27 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • yes he wasnt that big then or quick,but had a very good boot

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.08.09 11:35:54 by willa Reply

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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 27) : :lol: no i was centre/wing/fullback/ and he was my flyhalf, and under 16 i pulled a craig burden and moved to hooker for tvl finals :razz:

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.08.09 11:41:39 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 28) : wow…

    Can you ask him if he’ll do an exclusive interview with us? :)

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.08.09 11:41:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 30) : i can try!!!!

  • Comment 31, posted at 17.08.09 11:46:05 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 29) :

    Utility back??? :wink:

  • Comment 32, posted at 17.08.09 11:50:11 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 31) : thanks!

  • Comment 33, posted at 17.08.09 11:52:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 32) : yip, but i liked playing everywhere, but not hooker thats really a shitty one,i only enjoy playing hooker off the field :lol:

  • Comment 34, posted at 17.08.09 11:56:09 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 34) :

    :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 35, posted at 17.08.09 12:02:53 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @willa (Comment 34) : don’t we all :)

  • Comment 36, posted at 17.08.09 12:07:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 36) :

    NOT ME!!! :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 37, posted at 17.08.09 12:10:57 by Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) Reply
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  • @Prof. Ice Babe(Super Girl) (Comment 37) : *whistles* :mrgreen:

  • Comment 38, posted at 17.08.09 12:31:12 by robdylan Reply
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