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Dobson shows hand for Griquas


Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 4 Aug 2015 at 13:14
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DHL Western Province coach John Dobson has named his first lineup for the Currie Cup opener in Kimberley on Friday.

Besides having a bit of crisis at hooker, Dobson has put together a strong looking squad to front up to the team from the Northern Cape who are not only a consistently tough assignment at home but a team that is already battle hardened having already gone through the Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup qualifiers as a unit.

Jean Kleyn and Ruan Botha resume their exciting second row partnership and both players will look to remain injury free to build on to their performances of last year while Jaco Taute and Juan de Jongh partner up in midfield lending the side a blend of size , experience and guile . Kobus van Wyk is a notable omission from the right wing but Dillyn Leyds will pick up where he left off after enjoying a successful Super Rugby season.

Bongani Mbonambi (who is on Currie Cup debut for Western Province) has been named to start at hooker but will face a late fitness test, should he fail to pass , SWD Eagles hooker Mariues Fourie will start at rake with Charlie van Jaarsveld of Sir Lowrians RFC taking the number 16 jersey.

Rhynhardt Elstadt makes his return from a leg break sustained in February and has been earmarked by the new coach as a man to lead the pack and the defence, off season signing Jano Vermaak will be among 5 players on the bench who will be making their debut.

DWL Western Province to play Griquas:

15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Dillyn Leyds, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6 Rynhardt Elstadt, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Oli Kebble.

Subs: 16 Marius Fourie, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 Chris van Zyl, 19 Chris Cloete, 20 Jano Vermaak, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Johnny Kotzé, *23 Charlie van Jaarsveld (standby)



40 Comments

  • Thats a very good side. So Robert DuPreez younger bros will get a crack at CC before him it seems…good move there kid

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.08.15 13:26:03 by SheldonK Reply
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  • Good team.

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.08.15 13:28:08 by Ben Reply
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  • Lack of a fetcher though

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.15 13:34:23 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 3) : Cloete is a hell of a fetcher. Can lift a bus

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.15 13:41:38 by robdylan Reply
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  • How different is this team to the one that to those that played against the Pumas and the Kings?

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.15 13:46:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : But can he fetch Jake White a beer?

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.08.15 13:47:32 by SheldonK Reply

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  • Dobbo spoke about the teams ruck technique so lets see how that goes

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.08.15 13:48:34 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : I wonder if he isnt still injured.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.08.15 13:48:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 7) : I see Dobsonis starting to pick up some flack for lookiing outside of Cpt clubs for a hooker.

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.08.15 13:50:44 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 9) : I wonder if they know where Sir Lowrians is based?

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.08.15 14:01:00 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 10) : :lol: Maybe the new oke from George stopped off for a beer in the clubhouse on his way to his first practice.

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.08.15 14:13:49 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • What has happened to Schrauder,is he injured,has he left or has Vermaak replaced him on the bench.
    For a guy that this time last year was being talked up by Myer and on tour with the Boks,he has proved to be a very damp squib.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.08.15 14:19:22 by The hound Reply
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  • Lack of a fetcher a glaring feature of the team…..frustrating . And why is Scarra not released from the Boks? He is clearly not in the plans and WP are down to borrowing players from SWD ! Going to be a tough match for Weepee Friday…..a loss would not surprise me.

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.08.15 14:23:57 by grant10 Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Profile on Union Sports says – Fetcher of death! ????

    What was he doing playing in Sri Lanka?

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.08.15 14:32:38 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 13) : There was talk of Siya and Scarra being released but it seems to have fallen through

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.08.15 14:34:44 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @The hound (Comment 12) : Schreuder is probably going to leave the union, Groom, Schreuder , Vermaak and Masimla makes for a crowded roster

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.08.15 14:36:35 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 15) : Pity…..Kolisi to openside and Elstaht to blind….Notshe from the bench….Smal really has to find a class opensider before Superrugby kicks off…I hope he is looking!

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.08.15 14:44:15 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 17) : He doesn’t seem a person to just sit on his hands, I think he is trying to nail down a quality fly half first though, I have a nagging feeling he is going to make the Goosen move happen

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.08.15 14:52:45 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 18) : I also think he may pull that off…..with Brussow now seemingly back in Heynekes Boks plans, and with him leaving Cheetahs , I would be knocking on his door to see if he wont do a Stormers job for us…..we clearly need a quality 10 and opensider….if the PSDT rumours are true [ as yet no Stormers confirmation ] we will have a real chance come Superrugby….but we have to fill the obvious deficiencies….

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.08.15 15:03:39 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 19) : Psdt is locked ! Funny that the union didn’t announce it

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.08.15 15:08:09 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 20) : I will believe it when it is formally announced…..that will be a massive acquisition though. Pure class….

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.08.15 15:10:47 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 21) : He was incredible in the warm up game on Friday night. We will miss him…you will love him!

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.08.15 21:25:53 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Is Dobson now the Coetzee replacement or is he just a temp?

  • Comment 23, posted at 05.08.15 06:23:30 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 23) : Dobson is the Currie Cup coach, the search for SR coach is ongoing

  • Comment 24, posted at 05.08.15 06:24:58 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 22) : Yes….I believe he has the potential to be better than Brodie Retallick and Eben….just needs to stay fit !

  • Comment 25, posted at 05.08.15 06:56:53 by grant10 Reply

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  • Griquas will try and make it a physical contest and slow the game down which WP wont be able to match, but if WP dominates the breakdowns and gets fast ball, the province back 3 will all be on the score board. WP will need Notshe and Carr to prove why they are highly rated in the Cape and get to those breakdowns quickly. Elstadt will also have his work cut out for him as a ball carrier but like I said, WP should not get sucked into a physical contest. Keep it quick, punch up the middle then go wide. WP 39 Griquas 22.

  • Comment 26, posted at 05.08.15 07:44:15 by Mutley Reply
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  • @grant10 (Comment 25) : Wait till young JD Schickerling is back in the mix, if he’s still got the same fire, you’re going to be watching a legend in waiting

  • Comment 27, posted at 05.08.15 08:10:53 by Ludz Reply

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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 24) : Hi Clayt long time no see brother, you well??

  • Comment 28, posted at 05.08.15 08:39:51 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 27) : Who is JD Schickerling? who does he play for?

  • Comment 29, posted at 05.08.15 08:41:30 by sharks_lover Reply
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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 29) : 20 year old WP lock, broke his neck playing u21s last year. He’s been out for nearly a year now. Only returns to action next year. Talent in bucketloads, it’ll be a mental battle now for him, if he can overcome that. He’ll produce the quality

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.08.15 08:54:56 by Ludz Reply

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  • @sharks_lover (Comment 28) : Hey hey! Had to go into an enforced hiding for a bit but hopefully back in the mix properly

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.08.15 09:15:02 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @SheldonK (Comment 1) : Rob is still suspended.

    And he’s already played CC for Province

  • Comment 32, posted at 05.08.15 12:36:25 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ludz (Comment 27) : Absolutely…..i have met him personally. After his incident I chatted to a Wp official who told me Schickerling was our next Bakkies and Matfield rolled into 1…..i hope he has a full recovery….

  • Comment 33, posted at 05.08.15 19:06:31 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 33) : dude… please send me your number. rob @ sharksworld.co.za

  • Comment 34, posted at 05.08.15 19:11:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : ek sien span is uit:
    15 Joe
    14 Sithole
    13 Mjekevu
    12 Heimar
    11 Esterhuizen
    10 Cronje
    9 Ungerer
    8 Van der Walt
    7 Jean-Luc
    6 Majola
    5 Marco
    4 Oosthuizen
    3 Adriaanse
    2 Monde
    1 Chadwick
    16 Franco
    17 du To it
    18 McDuling
    19 Dan
    20 Kleynhans
    21 Claassens
    22 SP

  • Comment 35, posted at 05.08.15 19:23:01 by JD Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 35) : Check out the “Birthday joy for du Preez twins” article. Been up all day.

  • Comment 36, posted at 05.08.15 19:29:39 by Ben Reply
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  • @JD (Comment 35) : meneer, I posted that about 10 hours ago :)

  • Comment 37, posted at 05.08.15 19:43:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 37) : ag sh&£@t just when I think I can beat you!!!!

  • Comment 38, posted at 05.08.15 19:49:32 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 34) : Sent Rob

  • Comment 39, posted at 05.08.15 20:04:25 by grant10 Reply

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  • @grant10 (Comment 25) : That’s the thing…

  • Comment 40, posted at 05.08.15 22:48:51 by pastorshark Reply
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