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WP take no chances


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 8 Sep 2010 at 13:32

WP Coach Alister Coetzee is taking no chances in this weekends game against the Leopards.

WP started this seasons Currie Cup like a house on fire winning all their games bar the match against the Sharks,  a result which set them on a path of 3 losses.After last weeks loss to a resurgent Lions team Coetzee stated there was no need to panic and that WP would get their campaign back on track.

Coetzee wasted no time in using his available Springboks and has added Gio Aplon, Jean de Villers, Juan De Jong  and Francois Louw into his starting lineup.This game will be De Villiers first in the Blue and White hoops since returning from a stint in Ireland.

Naming a full strength team against the Leopards who languish at the bottom of the Currie Cup pile may seem like overkill but Coetzee would most likely prefer having team moral back up of a string of losses.

WP team to face the Leopards at Newlands

Western Province:
15 Conrad Hoffmann, 14 Conrad Jantjes, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Lionel Cronje, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Nick Koster, 6 Francois Louw, 5 Anton van Zyl (captain), 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 JC Kritzinger, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 JD Moller

Substitutes: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Wicus Blaauw, 18 Brok Harris, 19 De Kock Steenkamp, 20 Yaya Hartzenburg, 21 Willem de Waal, 22 Paul Bosch



26 Comments

  • Hoffman at 15?? :roll: :???:

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.09.10 13:49:02 by wpw Reply
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  • JDV, Flo and Duanne should have had a rest this weekend.

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.09.10 13:49:48 by Oubaas2009 Reply

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  • @Oubaas2009 (Comment 2) : Vermuelen will probably just play the first half with Hartzenberg coming on at half time

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.09.10 13:53:08 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    They are preparing him for his stint at the Sharks, playing him everywhere in the backline except where he is best at!!! ;)

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.09.10 13:56:07 by Morné Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 4) :

    :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.09.10 14:03:43 by Ice Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 4) :

    Well in that case well done WP!! :twisted:

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.09.10 14:08:35 by wpw Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 4) : @wpw (Comment 6) : At last de Waal gets a bit of bench time. IMO de Waal has been the weak link in the WP team this last couple of games.

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.09.10 14:11:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 7) :

    Ek stem saam!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.09.10 14:16:25 by wpw Reply
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  • (Comment 7) : De waal is a weak link in any team as is Andre Pretorius

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.09.10 14:43:46 by Stef Reply

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  • As long as Jean tackles, they should be fine…

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.09.10 15:25:04 by CapeShark Reply
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  • where is Peter Grant? Did he go to Aus or where?

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.09.10 16:19:47 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 11) : In Japan until the end of the year

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.09.10 16:24:51 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 11) : In Japan.
    Think the big reason for that was Butch coming back into the Bok mix ahead of him.

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.09.10 16:25:43 by blueski palooski Reply

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  • @blueski palooski (Comment 13) : Its not a permanent move, WP just released him so he could go get some $$ and then come back and play S15

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.09.10 16:28:18 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 14) : Understand that, but what I’m saying is that the guy should be in the Bok mix and not playing in Japan where the standard of the game isn’t going to better him. Big fan of his and as much as it hurts to have a go at Butch, Grant has more to offer now and in 2011. The guys that play outside him at the Stormers have heaped the praise on the number 10, due to his quick hands and understranding of the game.

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.09.10 16:33:36 by blueski palooski Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 4) : at least he will be more versatile when he arrives…

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.09.10 16:36:00 by lostfish Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    PLEASE remember this moment!!!!!!!!!!! We don’t want anyone saying WE messed up his carrer by playing him all over the place. :razz:

    Either that or WP are just busy preparing him for life in the Sharks camp. :razz:

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.09.10 16:38:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @Morné (Comment 4) :

    Oops. I see Morne already said that. :oops:

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.09.10 16:39:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @blueski palooski (Comment 15) : i like Grant but can’t say that he is a great player but considering how few good flyhalfs we have in SA i’m very surprised that he got so few chances on national level.

    Good for him that he gets some experience elsewhere.

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.09.10 16:42:31 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 4) : how thoughtful of them.

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.09.10 16:43:20 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • @rekinek (back to rugby) (Comment 19) : Always seen him as a player who would do well at the Sharks. His time in the Green and Gold has been limited and that must be incredibly frustrating for the man.

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.09.10 16:50:48 by blueski palooski Reply

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  • @blueski palooski (Comment 21) : and considering the flyhalf woes of last couple of years would be good if Sharks had him.

    all these “skis” in your nic makes me think of Podolski.

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.09.10 17:02:09 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • WP cant loose this one, not with that backline. I also think that the WP’s drop in form could be because of Pieter Louw being out injured. WP started losing when Plo got injured against the Sharks :twisted:

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.09.10 07:25:54 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 23) : me hopes so for LMS purposes :twisted:

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.09.10 09:14:33 by rekinek (back to rugby) Reply
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  • I am not sure if I should back WP on this one seeing as I backed them against the Cheetahs and the Lions and they let me down twice.

    Third time lucky???

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.09.10 10:11:04 by lostfish Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : I think he actually asked if he could have a stint at 15, so that he knows what to expect when he gets to durban :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.09.10 15:09:44 by Greg Reply

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