It seems that Western Province take discipline just about as seriously as SARU do, as any talk of an internal sanction for Jebb Sinclair has proved to be nothing but hot air.
Sinclair will again start at number 8 against Griquas this week, after getting off scot free for flooring Jean Deysel with a punch last weekend. His fellow boxer, Tyrone Holmes, is missing due to a 1-week suspension, meaning a switch to the back row for Don Armand and a first start at lock for young Wilhelm van der Sluys.
Further changes see Joe Pietersen return to the back three, with Gio Aplon’s move to wing coming at the expense of the impressive Damian de Allende. Louis Schreuder’s two-try antics see him rewarded with a start ahead of Nic Groom, while Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe will start at prop, replacing Deon Carstens and Brock Harris respectively.
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Don Armand, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Helmut Lehmann, 19 JJ Gagiano, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Damian de Allende