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Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 15 Oct 2009 at 07:08

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has left two World Cup-winning Springboks on the bench for Saturday’s Currie Cup semifinal showdown with the Blue Bulls.

Rugby365.com reports

Dewaldt Duvenhage will start ahead of Ricky Januarie at scrumhalf, while Schalk Burger will also play off the bench as Coetzee retained the in-form loose trio of captain Luke Watson, Duane Vermeulen and Francois Louw.

Coetzee also surprised by leaving Fijian flyer Sireli Naqelevuki on the bench, as he reshuffled his backline.

With Tonderai Chavhanga undergoing surgery to a troublesome shoulder, Gio Aplon starts on the right wing and Frikkie Welsh moves from midfield to the left wing. Juan de Jongh will start at outside centre in the vacancy left by Welsh’s shift, while Paul Bosch will start at inside centre.

The decision to start with Duvenhage was to be expected, since Januarie has struggled with his form this year and Duvenhage’s crisp service will be vital in a crunch game like the semifinal. However, Januarie has much more experience and he is familiar with Bulls No.9, Fourie Du Preez’s style of play.

“We have a specific plan for this game, and we want players who are experienced in our systems and structures,” Coetzee told the media on Wednesday.

“Dewaldt is perfect for how we want to play, and I don’t think it’s a risk [not opting for Januarie's experience] I think [the move] will work well this weekend. It might look like a risk but we feel this is the way to go.”

Burger, who has finally recovered from the injury problems that have sidelined him since the Tri-Nations, is sure to see action in the final half-an-hour.

“Schalk was cleared this week, but we are so blessed with the loose trio and we have to keep those systems going,” the Province boss said.

“It’s great to have a guy like Schalk Burger on the bench, he’s been good in training and it will be great to have him coming off the bench.”

Province skipper Luke Watson highlighted the experience of the Bok-laden Bulls but he stressed that the Cape side will be sticking to their style of play for Saturday’s knock-out game.

“It’s a much stronger Bulls side than the one we played earlier this year and they will be very confident,’ the Bath-bound Watson said.

“We will be relying on the style that we’ve played all season and hopefully we can execute it better this weekend. We have been performing very well this season and our team has been tried and tested.”

Western Province: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Paul Bosch, 11 Frikkie Welsh, 10 Peter Grant, 9 Dewaldt Duvenhage, 8 Luke Watson (captain), 7 Duane Vermeulen, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Anton van Zyl, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Wicus Blaauw.
Replacements: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 JC Kritzinger, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Schalk Burger, 20 Ricky Januarie, 21 Matt To’omua, 22 Sireli Naqelevuki.

Date: Saturday, October 17
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Mark Lawrence
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper, Reuben Rossouw
TMO: Michael Cupido



43 Comments

  • Well what do you know…

    Last year Paul Bosch was playing for the Leopards.

    This year he is playing in a Currie Cup semi final. :shock:

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.10.09 07:11:32 by wpw Reply
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  • ja…..this doesnt look the team thats gonna beat bulls, but who knows :?:

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.10.09 07:43:32 by willa Reply

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  • durban is getting a lot of rain before and during the game approx 20mm for sat, about 4mm during the game

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.10.09 07:49:23 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 3) :

    Dude, this is a WP thread!!! :twisted:

    Who cares about the weather in Durban?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.10.09 07:57:08 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : well it looks like wp is gonna have a fine day for rugby, and i think wp needed the rain

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.10.09 08:01:44 by willa Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 2) :

    I agree – looks a bit lightweight for the bulls…but lets hold thumbs – maybe WP Dynamite also comes in small packages.. :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.10.09 08:06:50 by GI Ice Reply
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  • Good luck to WP!

    It’s all in the mind – well some of it is in the hands and feet – but it’s all in the mind… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.10.09 08:43:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 5) :

    Nah, I think with FDP and Steyn in their side they would easily beat us at a kicking game. :roll:

    Let’s hope the Bulls are over confident and that the game is close and maybe just maybe we might sneak a win!! :|

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.10.09 08:57:40 by wpw Reply
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  • i love the mind games that go on before a game like this i think that wee pee should continue petting the big egos of the Bulls and then pop the heads in the game! Kinda speak them off their game!!

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.10.09 09:29:32 by Miguel Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 8) : maybe grant will have a blinder – he was so promising last year before rolling down

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.10.09 10:07:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • How about that for a midget backline…This is only gonna make the taste of victory so much sweeter…

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.10.09 15:37:33 by Volstruis Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Comment 6) : Size never matters :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.10.09 15:38:52 by Volstruis Reply

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  • @Volstruis (Comment 12) :

    :twisted: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.10.09 15:40:09 by GI Ice Reply
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  • So…when does LOOK leave…Sunday?? :twisted:

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.10.09 15:41:23 by GI Ice Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Comment 14) :

    Nah, after the victory parade in the streets of Cape Town!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.10.09 15:48:39 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) :

    Now why would the Sharks go all the way to CT?? Or are they taking on a nation wide tour this time?? :lol:

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.10.09 15:51:51 by GI Ice Reply
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  • I presume if they get Mark Lawrence , we’re getting Jonathan Kaplan??

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.10.09 15:54:23 by GI Ice Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Comment 14) : @wpw (Comment 15) : Just hoping that L :shock: :shock: L and Schalk will kiss and make-up before he’s leaving to FAR FAR AWAY :twisted:

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.10.09 16:11:02 by Charlie Reply

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  • :oops: L :shock: :shock: K :oops:

  • Comment 19, posted at 15.10.09 16:11:28 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 19) : Just remember when in doubt….WP, she’s got the “LOOK” nananananah nananananananahhh….she’s got the “LOOK”…at least till after the victory parade!!!!!

  • Comment 20, posted at 16.10.09 13:06:03 by Volstruis Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Comment 14) : @Charlie (Comment 19) : Just remember when in doubt….WP, she’s got the “LOOK” nananananah nananananah she’s got the “LOOK”…at least till after the curriecup victory parade!! ;-)

  • Comment 21, posted at 16.10.09 13:10:09 by Volstruis Reply

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  • @Volstruis (Comment 21) :

    We got it the first time dude!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 16.10.09 13:11:23 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) :

    Its called “emphasizing” a point.. :wink:

  • Comment 23, posted at 16.10.09 13:18:04 by GI Ice Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Comment 17) : Not sure but Kaplan is doing the Final

  • Comment 24, posted at 16.10.09 13:22:49 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 24) :

    Would not mind him for our game!

  • Comment 25, posted at 16.10.09 13:24:43 by GI Ice Reply
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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 24) :

    You want a puppy?? :twisted: :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 16.10.09 13:25:30 by GI Ice Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Comment 17) : I heard Willie Roos has been given the game as a thanks for all his effort

  • Comment 27, posted at 16.10.09 13:28:04 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 27) :

    :mrgreen: Oe jinnetjie tog.. :???:

    My seat is next to the tunnle…think I should dose him with some “coke” before the game?? :lol:

  • Comment 28, posted at 16.10.09 13:30:48 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Now its WAR!) (Comment 28) : :grin: Just wear a cheaters jersey if you do

  • Comment 29, posted at 16.10.09 13:44:18 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 29) :

    Slim plan!! :lol:

  • Comment 30, posted at 16.10.09 13:49:01 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) : My summer of ’69 computer bomb out sorry…thought it didn’t submit the comment…so I tried again with 2 more nanananah’s to made it sound better…ending up making a fool out of myself :oops: :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 31, posted at 16.10.09 14:26:22 by Volstruis Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Comment 23) : Glad to see someone got it twice :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 16.10.09 14:28:55 by Volstruis Reply

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  • @Volstruis (Comment 32) :

    With me, once is not enough!! :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 16.10.09 14:46:49 by GI Ice (Now its WAR!) Reply
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  • @Volstruis (Comment 31) : I’m onto you :)

  • Comment 34, posted at 16.10.09 15:29:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 22) :

    People are used to having to tell you WP supporters things a 100 times. :razz:

  • Comment 35, posted at 16.10.09 15:36:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 27) : :shock: Roos??? is he coming out of retirement ‘specially for the Sharks?. ;-)

    @Volstruis (Comment 31) : ;-) Don’t worry it happens to all of us…

  • Comment 36, posted at 16.10.09 15:51:14 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • we’ve got Marius Jonker.

    I’m happy :)

  • Comment 37, posted at 16.10.09 15:58:51 by robdylan Reply
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  • @GI Ice (Comment 17) :

    @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 36) : :mrgreen:

    Nope in a strange turn of events we actually have Marius Jonker doing the Sharks v Cheetahs match this week.

    Kaplan is doing the final next week.

  • Comment 38, posted at 16.10.09 16:02:56 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : I know..was just pulling WS’s strings??
    like Rob, pleased to have Marius…I like his “no nonsense” approach

  • Comment 39, posted at 16.10.09 16:13:35 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @Me2 aka Mama Shark (Comment 39) : yes – both Lawrence and Kaplan have gone a little too “prima donna” for my liking

  • Comment 40, posted at 16.10.09 16:54:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 15) : rofl. rofl.rofl

  • Comment 41, posted at 17.10.09 20:35:53 by diablo Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Comment 16) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 42, posted at 17.10.09 20:36:57 by diablo Reply

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  • @GI Ice (Comment 17) : No.Madam, you’re gettin no-one ;-)

  • Comment 43, posted at 17.10.09 20:37:56 by diablo Reply

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