The Western Province team to face the Sharks in the Currie Cup Final this weekend has been named, and sees no changes from the team that beat the Lions in the semi-final last week.
The neck injury that was threatening Fourie’s participation in the Final has cleared sufficiently for the converted flanker to take to the field and lead his team.
There are no changes to the team which means that Springboks Frans Malherbe, Brok Harris, Schalk Burger and Juan de Jongh add to a vastly experienced bench, which is sure to ad to the match in the second half.
Western Province: 15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Jean de Villiers, 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. Juan de JonghTweet