Richard Ferguson

One change for red hot WP


Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, WP on 13 Sep 2012 at 08:57
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The Sharks will face an almost unchanged Western Province team this weekend, with coach Allister Coetzee making one injury-enforced change, with Rynhardt Elstadt ruled out of rugby for the next few weeks and Tyrone Holmes returning to the side of the scrum.

The other changes all relate to the bench, where Coetzee suddenly found himself with one less prop after Frans Malherbe was summoned to New Zealand to join the Springbok squad, with Tom Botha taking his place on the wood. In better news for the team, Joe Pietersen is back in the selection frame and is sure to get a few minutes off the bench, as he replaces young Pat Howard in the reserves.

According to Sport24.com, Tom Botha is a former WP U21 star and a member of the 2012 Vodacom Cup winning squad, and will make his debut should he take the field of play, which is sure to happen.

Demetri Catrakilis has been getting a lot of media time this week regarding his proposed move to the Kings, and Coetzee seems adamant to continue playing the youngster and potentially keeping him for Super Rugby action next year, but the decision of Elton Jantjies next week is sure to influence the young flyhalf’s decision.

Western Province 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Damian de Allende, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (c), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Deon Carstens

Substitutes: 16 Steven Kitshoff, 17 Tom Botha, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Joe Pietersen



21 Comments

  • Did you know the Sharks have won the last 3 games between us??

    You guys are definitely favourites!!

    In fact, I can’t see you NOT scoring a bonus point victory! :twisted:

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.09.12 08:59:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    I read that even Allister Coetzee is saying that the Sharks are favourites, with us having your number..

    Looking forward to a good match, with a return to winning ways for the boys in Black and White..

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.09.12 09:01:30 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : Yes but you guys are peaking now and we’ve lost our last game. :twisted:

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.09.12 09:03:23 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 3) :

    Brok Harris is our starting tight head! BOOM!

    I rest my case! ;-) :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.09.12 09:22:54 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) :

    Can’t argue with that, unless we find that Marius Joubert is in our starting team, then we are sure to have a draw!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.09.12 09:28:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : But you have JP Du Plessis! :wink:

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.09.12 09:33:17 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) : comment of the day

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.09.12 09:35:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) : @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    Hahaha! Good one! :lol:

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.09.12 09:40:16 by wpw Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 6) : @robdylan (Comment 7) : @wpw (Comment 8) : he was the goods though against the bulle, 1st time i saw glimpses of the HendrikP “hype”

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.09.12 10:06:40 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 9) : this is true.

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.09.12 10:13:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 9) : @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    Even a broken clock is right twice a day! :twisted: ;-)

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.09.12 11:02:42 by wpw Reply
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  • Red Hot, Richard at this rate there will be a journo gig down here for you in CT :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.09.12 11:13:52 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 11) : :grin:

  • Comment 13, posted at 13.09.12 11:25:38 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) :
    LMAO!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 13.09.12 11:30:08 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 12) :

    Been thinking about a change of scenery…

    I’m good at making a hype of someone, and then they fail EPICALLY!! (See Heyneke Meyer article)

  • Comment 15, posted at 13.09.12 11:36:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : would you mind hyping up Allister Coetzee quickly? :)

  • Comment 16, posted at 13.09.12 11:51:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) :
    That Meyer article… Classic stuff.

  • Comment 17, posted at 13.09.12 12:26:41 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 15) : I’m still of the opinion that was a well written article

  • Comment 18, posted at 13.09.12 13:00:14 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Tom Botha played u19 rugby for the Sharks

  • Comment 19, posted at 13.09.12 13:00:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 18) :

    Thanks..

  • Comment 20, posted at 13.09.12 13:03:33 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 20) : and I am too.

  • Comment 21, posted at 13.09.12 13:11:42 by robdylan Reply
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