Vodacom WP hard at work

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :WP on 22 Apr 2008 at 16:23
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Vodacom Western Province is hard at work in preparation of their Vodacom Cup quarter-final on Saturday against the Natal Wildebeest.

The match will be played at Newlands with a 15:00 kick-off.

Coach Jerome Paarwater had his team sweating in two sessions on three days last week. On Thursday and Friday the players had a bit of time off.

Province finished the league phase of the competition unbeaten in the Southern Section. Paarwater was not too happy about the performance in the last match, a draw at Newlands against the defending champions Griquas.

He, however, said his charges told him they were frustrated by the referee’s interpretation of the laws at the breakdown.

“He penalised our guys who play to the ball the whole time – guys like Britz, Melck, Myburgh and David Hendricks were penalised for going off their feet.

“It was a small technical thing, but it prevented us from playing from turnovers – which is one of our strong points. Saturday’s ref’s approach was completely different to what we had previously.”

Paarwater reckons the fact that Province was already assured of a quarter-final berth maybe could have led to a bit of complacency. “Griquas still had a lot to play for. They had to win to get a home semi and possibly a home final.

“If they’ve won, they would have achieved their goal. That was important motivation for them. We are, however, glad that we are still unbeaten, even though there wasn’t really much in that game for us.

“It was a difficult week to motivate the players. But what was reassuring from the players’ side was the pride they have shown in the second half. They just decided that it wasn’t that difficult to win that match and started to play better rugby.”

The preparation will resume again on Monday. Paarwater said the only player he cannot consider for the Wildebeest game is fiery flanker Conrad Britz, who injured his knee.

“If we go through to the semi’s he should be ready,” commented Paarwater before adding that flank Tyrone Holmes is back in the picture after breaking a hand against the Leopards.

Flank David Hendricks also played as a substitute against Griquas after returning from injury.


  • Province by 50

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.04.08 16:43:47 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • I also give this to province.

    But we will win the pro 20 on Sunday. 😉

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.04.08 17:23:59 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • I’m not even being funny here. Province are going to have the Wildebeest for breakfast. It’s actually going to be embarrassing to watch.

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.04.08 17:49:01 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
  • no i don’t think it will be embarrasing. They are going to lose Des Fountain and a prop or two.

    The Wildebeest will probably not win but it won’t be slaughter.

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.04.08 17:54:56 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • well – let’s hope TG can get their minds right

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.04.08 18:03:23 by robdylan (Sharks Forever!) Reply
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  • Comment 4 of 5, posted at 22.04.08 17:54:56 by KSA Shark

    Des Fountain doesn’t really play vodacom cup.the props,aaaah dunno, well see.

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.04.08 08:14:58 by Clayton Reply
  • 🙂

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.04.08 08:20:28 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Hope the WP rectify their 2007 performance this time around.

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.04.08 09:26:13 by PaarlBok Reply

  • I was bitterly disappointed last year PB

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.04.08 09:32:11 by Clayton Reply
  • New era Claytie, think this 2007 U21 WP lot will go step by step and I have full confidense in them. Hope they can copy the golden years when we had Flekkie, Corne, exct and go on and win us some silverware this time. We are lucky because we also have the 2007 U19 lot as backup. Many of them playing Varsity Cup.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.04.08 09:36:28 by PaarlBok Reply

  • True true.

    Just hope they hou kop!

    One player i have been disappointed in this year is Terry Jacobs, is it just me or has he gotten L A Z Y?!

    Also his defence is non existent.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.04.08 09:42:21 by Clayton Reply
  • Hmmmmmmmmm just saw this little bit of info.

    2007: WP 19-13 Wildebeest (Cape Town)
    2006: WP 19-51 Wildebeest (Cape Town)

    Seems you guys don’t like playing us in CT.

    GO BEESTE!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.04.08 10:20:50 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • 51 – 19 EINA

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.04.08 10:31:09 by Clayton Reply
  • Wildebeest team to play WP has been announced.

    Starting XV:
    15. Danie Dames
    14. Sizwe Zondo
    13. Riaan Swanepoel
    12. Andries Strauss
    11. Lwazi Mvovo
    10. Neil de Bruin
    9. Scott Mathie
    8. Warren Whiteley
    7. Michael Rhodes
    6. Skholiwe Ndlovu
    5. Nikolai Blignaut
    4. Alistair Hargreaves (Capt)
    3. Robbie Harris
    2. Jody Jenneker
    1. Kees Lensing
    16. Dylan Rutherford
    17. Patric Cilliers
    18. Schalk van Jaarsveld
    19. Nqubeko Zulu
    20. Charl McLoed
    21. Luzuko Vulindlu
    22. Chris Jordaan

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.04.08 10:32:33 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • GO Beeste!!!!!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.04.08 10:33:04 by KSA Shark © (FJ!ELN!) Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • WP team to play Wildebeest has been announced.

    Starting XV:
    15. Wylie Human
    14. Zhahier Ryland
    13. Dabeon Draghoender
    12. Morgan Newman
    11. Terry Jacobs
    10. Isma-eel Dollie
    9. Paul Delport
    8. Justin Melck
    7. David Hendricks
    6. Pieter Myburgh
    5. Rito Hlungwane
    4. Francois van der Merwe
    3. Ruaan du Preez
    2. Hanyani Shimange (capt)
    1. Wicus Blaauw.
    16. Deon Fourie
    17. JC Kritzinger
    18. George Earl
    19. Tyrone Holmes
    20. Allister Siegelaar
    21. Ricardo Croy
    22. PJ Vermeulen

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.04.08 12:35:55 by Namboer Reply

  • Go WeePee!!!!!
    :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    (interesting fact – Wicus Blaauw will be up against former Namibia u/21 team mate Danie Dames. Both matriculated in the same year in the same town and their parents ranch in the same area. Differnece being one will be leading from the front and the other scrambling at the back!)

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.04.08 12:40:02 by Namboer Reply

  • #16
    Is WP 9-15 ALL POCs?
    Plus 3 in the pack 😯

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.04.08 12:54:16 by Cru-El (BABVA) Reply

  • That Deon Fourie is fragging quick for a hooker!

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.04.08 13:06:39 by Clayton Reply
  • Have a big problem for saturday. Not only the WP & Stormers game but we have some huge schoolboy rugby, just around the corner from my house. The games, part of Paarl Gimmies 150th celebrations are
    Saturday, 26 April

    09.00: Natal Academy vs FNB Invitation XV
    10.10: Windhoek Hoërskool vs Glenwood
    11.20: Diamantveld vs Pionier
    12.30: Duineveld vs Oakdale
    13.40: Paul Roos vs Framesby
    14.50: Boland Landbou vs Daniël Pienaar
    16.00: Paarl Boys’ High vs Outeniqua
    17.10: Gim vs Affies

    Where should I go? Vrekken hel!

  • Comment 20, posted at 23.04.08 13:29:30 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Hehehe unlucky PB

    I try and make the school games this side of the world, Wynberg Boys,SACS etc theres something magical about it.

    The WP vs Beeste game wont even be televised so you cant record that.


  • Comment 21, posted at 23.04.08 13:43:31 by Clayton Reply
  • ❗ PJLD – WP vs Beeste airs 19:00 on SS. Not sure which channel but check on SS website.

  • Comment 22, posted at 23.04.08 13:53:09 by Namboer Reply

  • Duibeveld as in the one from Upington PB? That’s the school Danie Dames went to I mentioned earlier. WHS used to be quite a powerhouse, but not sure anymore.

  • Comment 23, posted at 23.04.08 13:55:59 by Namboer Reply

  • PB I’m also having a prob watching the games on Saturday. we have 4 club teams playing. 🙄 But atleast I will be able to watch the Sharks game. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 24, posted at 23.04.08 13:59:55 by Reds Reply

  • Suidwester ja Duineveld is from Upington. The Gimmies feast also have some great games on Monday
    Paarl Gim’s FNB Sportfees
    Wed, 23 Apr 2008 10:29

    There are 16 teams taking part in Gim’s 150th birthday celebrations. It is a weekend of great sporting activity at the great school.

    The teams are: Windhoek Hoërskool, Glenwood (Durban), Diamantveld (Kimberley), Pionier (Vryheid), Duineveld (Upington), Oakdale (Riversdale), Natal Academy, FNB Invitation XV, Roos (Stellenbosch), Framesby (Port Elizabeth),Boland Landbou (Paarl), Daniël Pienaar (Uitenhage), Paarl Boys’ High, Outeniqua, Affies (Pretoria) and the hosts Paarl Gim.


    Saturday, 26 April

    09.00: Natal Academy vs FNB Invitation XV
    10.10: Windhoek Hoërskool vs Glenwood
    11.20: Diamantveld vs Pionier
    12.30: Duineveld vs Oakdale
    13.40: Paul Roos vs Framesby
    14.50: Boland Landbou vs Daniël Pienaar
    16.00: Paarl Boys’ High vs Outeniqua
    17.10: Gim vs Affies

    Monday, 28 April

    A Field

    09.00: Paul Roos vs Outeniqua
    10.10: Boland Landbou vs Framesby
    11.20: Paarl Boys’ High vs Affies
    12.30: Gim vs Oakdale

    B Field

    09.00: Diamantveld vs Daniël Pienaar
    10.10: Windhoek Hoërskool vs Natal Academy
    11.20: Glenwood vs Duineveld
    12.30: Pionier vs FNB Invitation XV

    Then there is also some hockey and netball games.

    Best of all is that we have our usual power cut from 16h00 to 18h00 on saturday. 🙄

    Today we near the 40s heat wise , so maybe the rugby will be hot.

  • Comment 25, posted at 23.04.08 14:24:04 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Duineveld also the school Kees Lensing attended. Big ‘derby’ annually between Upington High and Duineveld, we (Upington High) whipped them for 10 years in a row! Last time they won before 2007 was in 1996 when – you guessed it – Kees Lensing captained them!

    Voorspoed met die keuses manne!

  • Comment 26, posted at 23.04.08 14:49:55 by Namboer Reply

  • So you are a Upington boytjie. Was born there and grow up in Alexander Bay. For many years we Namakwaland played your lot. That was many moons ago when we learn to play on a gravel field rugby.

    We have quite a lot SuidWesters at Paarl Gimmies. Last year OGallaghan the hooker (played WP Carven Week in 2006) was from that part. Know him and his sister, she is in my daughters class.

    He is at Pukke at the moment but a usefull player.

  • Comment 27, posted at 23.04.08 15:03:30 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Many moons ago I also played on a gravel pitch, in primary school in the vast metroplis of Aroab! From there I went to Upington for high school.

    Lotsa guys from here go to Gym, Boy’s high and Paul Roos. From my time I remember Pieter Nell, he played for Boys High u/15 or 16 if I recall correctly. He returned after that though, not sure why.

    Can’t say I know O’Callaghan, don’t follow schoolboy rugby here. Sounds bad but I don’t relate to any of the schools in Windoek and I don’t have friends with kids in the schools at this stage.
    Will always cheer a fellow Suidwester on though, you shoulda seen me RWC time last year!

  • Comment 28, posted at 23.04.08 15:35:16 by Namboer Reply

  • In my day we have played agaisnt Oranjemund and Keetmanshoop club rugby. Dont know if these clubs even excists any more but I can keep you busy for a long time on our visits in that parts. Good old days and the players of today cant even think about the distances we had to travel and the amount of stops we had to make to get at the game and back home.

  • Comment 29, posted at 23.04.08 15:39:49 by PaarlBok Reply

  • NamBoer i done a bit of research on Bertus
    This from superschools

    Think he comes from Oshikati but I am sure we will hear his name in the future. Write it down

  • Comment 30, posted at 23.04.08 15:57:21 by PaarlBok Reply

  • My dad played for Keetmans, back in the early 80’s. Think he played prop and lock for the B-team, not 100% sure. Waaaaaaay before the time I had any gray matter to speak of!

  • Comment 31, posted at 23.04.08 16:45:44 by Namboer Reply

  • I remember my dad talking about playing against Namakwaland, something memorable happened I think…

  • Comment 32, posted at 23.04.08 16:48:20 by Namboer Reply

  • The road between Vioolsdrif, Grunau, Keetmans (280 kms)can keep you busy with quite a lot of beers, braai and pis stops. 😎 We always went to the Duitse Klub in Keetmans those years. Was a great place. Now I should stop otherwise this thread wont end. I am talking 1979-1983, so maybe me and your dad just maybe met, but many, many moons ago.

  • Comment 33, posted at 24.04.08 09:39:55 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Rob or anyone that know the Guppie rugby, that Natal Academy playing here are they the one that the likes of Barrett, JP, Murray exct went. Think the FNB team will be players from town , so they maybe not that strong. Think the last three games where our local three teams are involve will be cracker games.

  • Comment 34, posted at 24.04.08 09:48:02 by PaarlBok Reply


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