Richard Ferguson

Experience on the bench for WP

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 9 Oct 2013 at 13:18
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Western Provine have named some of the returning Springboks to face this weekend, but opted to give captain Jean de Villiers a rest in selecting him on the bench.

The Sharks will have to front up to hard men Eben Etzebeth and Duane Vermeulen, while making sure Siya Kolisi is kept at bay as they all start this match after having good games in the Green and Gold recently. Juan de Jongh also returns to the fray, having been involved with the Springbok setup.

Rynhardt Elstadt misses out this week, thanks to a shoulder injury, but is replaced by Kolisi while Michael Rhodes drops to the bench to make way for Etzebeth. Nizaam Carr missed the cut with Schalk Burger again on the bench.

The only change to the backline sees de Jongh start ahead of Michael van der Spuy, who misses out completely this week.

Western Province: 15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Frans Malherbe, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Michael Rhodes, 19. Schalk Burger, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Kurt Coleman, 22. Jean de Villiers


  • WP by plenty. :razz:

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.10.13 13:30:17 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : Hahaha, cute.

    That front row – with a competent referee in Kaplan running the show – is going to get chomped, and Deon Fourie is going to get schooled by Coetzee, Deysel and du Plessis at the breakdown.

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.10.13 13:42:13 by MerckZ Reply
    MerckZSuper Rugby player
  • weeep peeee you sorry ding

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.10.13 14:14:17 by pete69 Reply
    pete69Currie Cup player
  • @MerckZ (Comment 2) : Actually we better make a plan for Fourie – he has had our number in a couple of games now.

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.10.13 14:17:47 by Bokhoring Reply
    BokhoringAssistant coach
  • Thats a good side. Should be a quality game on the weekend. The side that is forced into errors will end up losing this game. I cant see a big winning margin

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.10.13 14:21:10 by SheldonK Reply

    SheldonKAssistant coach
  • Good ,good team. Would like to see Schalk come on for Fourie and Rhodes on for Steenkamp.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.10.13 14:27:34 by Talent Reply
    TalentCurrie Cup player
  • Nothing wrong with this team, quality everywhere. Should be a good game!

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.10.13 14:35:28 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Bokhoring (Comment 4) : Yes, but he’s only a big fish in a small pond when our Boks aren’t there. With du Plessis, Coetzee and Deysel working in tandem, normal service shall resume.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.10.13 15:25:35 by MerckZ Reply

    MerckZSuper Rugby player
  • WP front row will do just fine. And Fourie won’t be playing on his own. Plenty of beef around him. :smile:

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.10.13 15:32:56 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • I usually base my assessment of how good an opposition player is by how much I dislike them and so far in the Curry Cup I have developed a distinct disliking for Deon Fourie and Scarra Ntubeni. It’s going to be tough day at the office for both teams on Saturday.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.10.13 15:34:05 by Jacques Venter Reply

    Under 21 player
  • And then there’s superdupersub Brock to dazzle in the last quarter. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.10.13 15:35:25 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @MerckZ (Comment 8) :
    Was a big enough katvis to be part of a CC-winning team last year.

    I don’t like his lack of sportsmanship, but he can play.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.10.13 15:36:42 by Big Fish Reply
    Big FishAssistant coach
  • @Jacques Venter (Comment 10) : It’s funny but now that I think of it, I also tend to dislike the better opposition players.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.10.13 16:42:15 by David12246 Reply

    ApolloCurrie Cup player
  • Who thought they would ever see a WP/Stormers bench with both Burger and de Villiers on it?

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.10.13 16:43:15 by David12246 Reply

    ApolloCurrie Cup player
  • @MerckZ (Comment 8) : he gives the sharks a hard time boks or no boks.will need to dominate him.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.10.13 18:32:55 by 50shadesofblackandwhite Reply

    Under 21 player
  • @Big Fish (Comment 12) : Yeah, he has a habit of getting away with it too. I’m not a fan – I don’t deny his talent, which is part of the reason, like Jacques says, I dislike him. But the Supersport guys rate him far too highly, so I hope our boys show him up as second best.

  • Comment 16, posted at 10.10.13 01:29:00 by MerckZ Reply

    MerckZSuper Rugby player

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