Western Province coach Allister Coetzee is taking no chances with team selection even if the opposition are almost at the opposite end of the log.
Allister Coetzee has selected a very well balanced squad of stars and rookies. Juan De Jongh and Gio Aplon have been drafted straight back into the starting lineup for this weekends match up against the Pumas making it clear for all to see that Coetzee is not taking this game lightly. He has also named youngsters JJ Engelbrecht and Louis Schreuder on the bench though, creating to possibility of giving the young blood game time in preperation for the future.
Western province should walk this match comfortably but referee Pro Legoete may be a good leveling factor.
Ref: Pro Legoete
ARs: Stuart Berry, Eugenia Daniels
TMO: Shaun Veldsman
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Western Province: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Gio Aplon, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Paul Bosch, 11 Frikkie Welsh, 10 Willem de Waal, 9 Conrad Hoffmann, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Rynardt Elstadt, 6 Pieter Louw, 5 Anton van Zyl (captain), 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JD Moller.
Replacements: 16 Hanyani Shimange, 17 JC Kritzinger, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Pieter Myburgh, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Lionel Cronjé, 22 JJ Engelbrecht.
Pumas: 15 Carl Bezuidenhout, 14 Ashwin Scott, 13 Tiaan Marx, 12 Siviwe Magaba, 11 Allister Kettledas, 10 Elgar Watts, 9 Jacques Coetzee, 8 Doppies le Roux, 7 Alwyn Bester, 6 Corné Steenkamp, 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Willem Serfontein, 3 Ashley Buys, 2 Hannes Franklin (captain), Ronnie Uys.
Replacements: 16 Torsten van Jaarsveld, 17 Dee-Jay Terblanche, 18 Dawie Steyn, 19 Andries Kruger, 20 Pieter Meyer, 21 Shaun Venter, 22 Ricardo Croy.