Richard Ferguson

Currie Cup 2012 – Lions (26) vs Western Province (23) F/T


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, WP on 25 Aug 2012 at 16:00
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The second Currie Cup match of the afternoon takes us to Johannesburg, the first of two matches in Gauteng, where the Lions host Western Province.

The Lions have back at their disposal Elton Jantjes, who comes straight into the starting line-up, as well as the return from injury of Bandise Maku, somewhat reinforces the Lions team. The big tackling Butch James in midfield against Marcel Brache should make for interesting viewing.

Province also welcome back some Springbok stalwarts in Siya Kolisi and Juan de Jongh, both straight into the starting line-up. The loose trio of Kolisi and Duane Vermeulen looks like one of the better combo’s in the current competition.

A tough match to call, as will all the matches in this year’s Currie Cup be, but I would think that recent developments in the Lions’ backroom will have a dire effect on their playing ability, and Province should be able to get a win from this match.

Lions: 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 JR Esterhuizen, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Butch James, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 CJ van der Linde, 18 Willie Britz, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon Helberg, 22 Ruan Combrinck

WP: 15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh (vice-captain), 12. Marcel Brache, 11. Ederies Arendse, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Tyrone Holmes, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Don Armand, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Deon Fourie (captain), 1. Steven Kitshoff

Replacements: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 JP du Plessis, 22 Kurt Coleman.



43 Comments

  • The tendency today is for games to go looooong before anyone score…

  • Comment 1, posted at 25.08.12 17:07:43 by Franshark Reply
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  • Gerhard in for a try under the posts…. After more than 15 fases….

  • Comment 2, posted at 25.08.12 17:10:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • Go Lions!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 25.08.12 17:10:24 by Mutley Reply

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  • Demetri converts
    Lions 0 – 7 WP
    9min

  • Comment 4, posted at 25.08.12 17:11:21 by Franshark Reply
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  • WP attacking with some serious woema…
    5meter out and awarded a penalty…
    Demetri PK
    Lions 0 – 10 WP
    13min

  • Comment 5, posted at 25.08.12 17:14:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • Elton get a chance to kick at goal as WP concedes a penalty at the kick-off..
    Good kick from Elton
    Lions 3 – 10 WP
    15min

  • Comment 6, posted at 25.08.12 17:16:10 by Franshark Reply
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  • Demetri going for a PK from about 53meters….
    About 1meter missed to the right…

  • Comment 7, posted at 25.08.12 17:21:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions line-out, in WP half

  • Comment 8, posted at 25.08.12 17:24:25 by Franshark Reply
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  • Line break from Mapoe, but the Lions loose it on the ground…

  • Comment 9, posted at 25.08.12 17:26:22 by Franshark Reply
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  • Strauss over for a try…

  • Comment 10, posted at 25.08.12 17:29:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Elton conversion missed
    Lions 8 – 10 WP
    28min

  • Comment 11, posted at 25.08.12 17:31:09 by Franshark Reply
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  • Elton goes for a PK from half way..
    It over…
    Good kick from Elton
    Lions 11 – 10 WP
    37min

  • Comment 12, posted at 25.08.12 17:40:05 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions 11 – 10 WP
    HALF TIME

  • Comment 13, posted at 25.08.12 17:43:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions 14 – 10 WP
    Elton opens the 2nd half with a PK

  • Comment 14, posted at 25.08.12 17:58:45 by Franshark Reply
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  • Grubber takes the players and the ball over the dead ball line… In the Lions in goal…

  • Comment 15, posted at 25.08.12 18:00:16 by Franshark Reply
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  • Gerhard gets a great run towards the try line but doesn’t pass and a good chance goes lost for WP…

  • Comment 16, posted at 25.08.12 18:07:07 by Franshark Reply
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  • WP opts to go for poles as they gets awarded a penalty..
    Lions 14 – 13 WP
    56 min

  • Comment 17, posted at 25.08.12 18:10:08 by Franshark Reply
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  • 3/4 of the game gone and one point in it…
    Wow

  • Comment 18, posted at 25.08.12 18:11:20 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions camping in province half, Line-out on the 22

  • Comment 19, posted at 25.08.12 18:15:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • Butch drop goal missed, penalty advantage…

  • Comment 20, posted at 25.08.12 18:17:42 by Franshark Reply
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  • Elton lines up another PK
    Never miss
    Lions 17 – 13 WP
    64min

  • Comment 21, posted at 25.08.12 18:18:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • Butch drops the ball in his 22, but they get called back as a province player was in front of the kicker…
    Elton kicks a penalty..
    Lions 20 – 13 WP
    66min

  • Comment 22, posted at 25.08.12 18:21:24 by Franshark Reply
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  • WP goes for the side line when awarded a penalty…

  • Comment 23, posted at 25.08.12 18:23:15 by Franshark Reply
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  • And they loose the ball…
    Not a good call…

  • Comment 24, posted at 25.08.12 18:23:51 by Franshark Reply
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  • This time Province takes the PK
    Lions 20 – 16 WP
    71min

  • Comment 25, posted at 25.08.12 18:26:11 by Franshark Reply
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  • Elton PK
    Lions 23 – 16 WP
    73min

  • Comment 26, posted at 25.08.12 18:28:26 by Franshark Reply
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  • CJ off with a yellow card,
    Harris over for a try…

  • Comment 27, posted at 25.08.12 18:33:31 by Franshark Reply
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  • Demetri converts..
    Scores level
    1min to go

  • Comment 28, posted at 25.08.12 18:34:12 by Franshark Reply
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  • WP with possesion 30 seconds to go

  • Comment 29, posted at 25.08.12 18:35:23 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions PK
    Half line..
    Lions opt for scrum

  • Comment 30, posted at 25.08.12 18:36:37 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions scrum with one man short…

  • Comment 31, posted at 25.08.12 18:37:46 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions run it closer, gets a penalty
    Elton slots it for the Lions to win
    Lions 26 – 23 WP
    FT

  • Comment 32, posted at 25.08.12 18:40:29 by Franshark Reply
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  • awesome win Lions – awesome BMT Elton!

  • Comment 33, posted at 25.08.12 18:42:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • Must say….Vermeulen made a huge dif in the WP side….

    I wont be surprised if Vermeulen is called up by Meyer in place of Daniels…

  • Comment 34, posted at 25.08.12 18:49:06 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Was a very close game….a Currie Cup thriller

  • Comment 35, posted at 25.08.12 18:50:23 by Hmmm Reply

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  • JC showed some guts with some of his captains calls…

    But they paid off…so no complaining…

  • Comment 36, posted at 25.08.12 18:51:03 by Hmmm Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : Elton had a real good game, and now kicking for goal from the half line…

  • Comment 37, posted at 25.08.12 18:57:40 by Franshark Reply
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  • Lions whooooooooooooooo!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 25.08.12 19:15:54 by Mutley Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) :

    Thank you boss man !!! wow what a game !!!!!!! Well played to the boys !! im very happy !!!!

  • Comment 39, posted at 26.08.12 10:33:08 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @Franshark (Comment 37) :

    I think Elton’s agents phone is ringing red hot :P

  • Comment 40, posted at 26.08.12 10:34:16 by Zibbie Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 33) : Rob, I think someone has hacked your logon :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 41, posted at 27.08.12 08:56:56 by Greg Reply

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  • @Greg (Comment 41) : haha – yes, fair enough.

    But he really impressed me in that game :)

  • Comment 42, posted at 27.08.12 09:23:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Greg (Comment 41) : I think the thing for me is that I like to SEE players do stuff. I don’t like to read about stuff that someone thinks they can do (a la Goosen).

  • Comment 43, posted at 27.08.12 09:23:55 by robdylan Reply
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