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Tyibilika leads Eastern Cape XV against WP

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 29 May 2008 at 06:45

Forgotten Springbok flank Solly Tyibilika will captain a South Eastern Cape selection against Western Province in a compulsory friendly in East London on Saturday.

Rugby 365 reports that Tyibilika, who saw his stocks plummet through a lack of discipline in recent years after falling foul of the management at both the Sharks and Lions, is the only international in the ‘home’ team.

The side is dominated by Eastern Province players, with just eight men from the Border Bulldogs in the 24-man squad.

The decision by the South Western Districts Rugby Union to withdraw their players from trials held in Port Elizabeth last weekend due to a financial dispute, is unfortunate as a combined side representing the three unions was seen as the first step to resurrecting the Southern-Eastern Cape Super 14 franchise, The Spears.

Their withdrawal has severely weakened the team in terms of ability and depth and a solution will have to be found in the interests of rugby in the area.

South Western Districts have indicated they will go it alone in their compulsory friendly against the Blue Bulls on June 6, while the East Cape side play their second compulsory friendly against the Lions in Port Elizabeth on June 13.

The Border/EP side is to be coached by former Western Province scrumhalf Stanley Raubenheimer and Western Province by former Springbok assistant coach, Allister Coetzee.

SEC squad: 15 Ryan Brown, 14 Eckardt Jacobs, 13 Noel de Villiers, 12 Claude Arendse, 11 Ziniko Dumpahi, 10 Ashwell Damons, 9 Sinethemba Jack, 8 Michael Vermaak, 7 Sebastian Hilpert, 6 Solly Tyibilika (captain), 5 Ashley Viviers, 4 Nomani Tonga, 3 Tarshrique Hearn, 2 Neil Jacobs, 1 Pumlani Nodikida.
Replacements – from: Jarryd Taylor, Buhle Mxunyelwa, Michael van Huyssteen, Sivuyile Kodokama, Marlin Lewis, Jeff Taljaard, Thabo Ratyana.

Meanwhile new Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named a very youthful team to play in a compulsory friendly against a South Eastern Cape selection in East London on Saturday.

“With a number of our senior contracted players either on duty with the Springbok squad, or on a planned two week post-Super 14 rest and recovery period, I have opted to play a largely younger and less experienced side in our first warm-up fixture,” Coetzee said.

“The game will give us the opportunity to assess the depth of talent we have available and will allow these players another opportunity to put their hands up for selection in this year’s Currie Cup.”

Western Province: 15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Wylie Human, 13 Dylan Des Fountain, 12 Morgan Newman, 11 Zhahier Ryland, 10 Ricardo Croy, 9 Alistair Siegelaar, 8 Justin Melck, 7 David Hendricks, 6 Pieter Myburgh, 5 Rito Hlungwani, 4 Francois van der Merwe, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie, 1 Schalk Ferreira.
Replacements: 16 Mark Goosen, 17 Wicus Blaauw, 18 Nico du Plessis, 19 Tyrone Holmes, 20 Danie van der Merwe, 21 PJ Vermeulen, 22 Richard Lawson.

Date: Saturday, May 31
Venue: Absa Stadium, East London
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Phillip Bosch
Touch judges: Christie Du Preez, Mandla Dakuse


  • Naqelevuki extends contract

    Fijian wing Sireli Naqelevuki has extended his contract with Western Province Rugby (Pty) Ltd until October 31 next year.

    However, he has been called up to represent his country in the Pacific Nations Cup tournament in June, complicating matters for WP coach Allister Coetzee.

    Rob Wagner, managing director of WP Rugby, confirmed on Wednesday that Naqelevuki’s contract had been extended.

    This is good news for Coetzee but with the big Fijian away and ten other members of the Stormers team selected for the Springbok squad, Coetzee has to build a new WP backline.

    Province play a combined Eastern Cape team in a friendly in East London on Saturday. Lock Francois van der Merwe, who has played Super 14 rugby, will captain the team.

    “With several of our senior players called up for national duty and others resting after the Super 14, I’ve decided to select a young team for our first warm-up match,” Coetzee said on Wednesday.

    “The match is an opportunity for us to test our depth and a chance for the players to show what they can do before the Currie Cup season starts.

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.05.08 07:12:10 by KSA Shark © Reply
    KSA Shark ©
  • Why call it a ‘compulsory friendly’? Makes it sound like something that the teams don’t want to play, but are forced to

  • Comment 2, posted at 29.05.08 07:12:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • Well they have been “forced” to play them. The Lions also have one.

  • Comment 3, posted at 29.05.08 07:15:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©
  • Cause they’re oxymorons… 😉

    What was EP rugby like in the VC… any up-n-comer’s?

  • Comment 4, posted at 29.05.08 07:57:37 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Full Name Ashley
    Surname Viviers
    Height 199cm
    Weight 97kg
    Birth Date 10 November 1985
    Birth City Port Elizabeth
    Favourite Film Remember the Titans
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    Favourite Food Pasta
    Primary School Dr Viljoen
    Secondary School Daniel Pienaar THS
    Click here for a list of squads this person has been in.

    Full Name Nomani
    Nick Name Norman
    Surname Tonga
    Weight 108kg
    Birth Date 16 May 1983
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    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film The Simpson
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    Favourite Food Roast Fig
    Primary School Sacred Heart
    Secondary School Tonga High School
    Tertiary Education USP

    (Couldn’t find his height… but why have the Bulldogs got 3 Tongan’s playing for them 😯 )

    Full Name Noel Richard
    Surname de Villiers
    Height 186cm
    Weight 98kg
    Birth Date 7 February 1985
    Birth City Port Elizabeth
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Day After Tomorrow
    Favourite Music Jack Johnson
    Favourite Food Steak & Chips
    Primary School Grey Junior
    Secondary School Grey High
    Tertiary Education Varsity College, Durban

    Full Name Ryan Clifford
    Surname Brown
    Height 181cm
    Weight 72kg
    Birth Date 10 February 1987
    Birth City Uitenhage
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Next
    Favourite Music R & B
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    Primary School Jubilee Park

    Full Name Phumlani Eddie
    Surname Nodikida
    Height 188cm
    Weight 113kg
    Birth Date 4 December 1978
    Birth City Peddie – Eastern Cape
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    Primary School Macabangwana
    Secondary School Qaphelani

    Full Name Oshwell
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    Height 184cm
    Weight 80kg
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    Marital Status Single
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    Full Name Michael
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    Height 189cm
    Weight 108kg
    Birth Date 10 October 1979
    Birth City Uitenhage
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Any Given Sunday
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    Favourite Food Pasta
    Primary School Albertyn PS
    Secondary School Brandwag HS
    Tertiary Education Free State Technikon

  • Comment 5, posted at 29.05.08 08:44:02 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • What’s the SWD tiff all about?

  • Comment 6, posted at 29.05.08 08:45:32 by Ollie Reply

  • @Ollie (Comment 6) :

    Not enough fiscal ‘backhanders’ no doubt…

  • Comment 7, posted at 29.05.08 08:57:55 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • a 97kg lock? Crazy!

  • Comment 8, posted at 29.05.08 09:26:17 by robdylan Reply
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  • Roast Fig? And why so many pasta lovers? 🙄

  • Comment 9, posted at 29.05.08 09:57:53 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 9) : huh?

  • Comment 10, posted at 29.05.08 10:06:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 9) :
    Steak going out of fashion

  • Comment 11, posted at 29.05.08 10:08:30 by PJLD Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : Some of the ‘favourite foods’ listed in bryce’s comment.

  • Comment 12, posted at 29.05.08 10:12:20 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • @PJLD (Comment 11) : What is this world coming to? 👿

  • Comment 13, posted at 29.05.08 10:13:08 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • Pasta only makes me hungry.

  • Comment 14, posted at 29.05.08 10:13:27 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • probably meant to be roast pig… you know these Island types 😉

  • Comment 15, posted at 29.05.08 10:18:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • Lol… when I was looking through them I saw at least two ‘chip-chows’ as fav foods… had a good chuckle… no ‘Gatsby’s though yet…

  • Comment 16, posted at 29.05.08 10:28:13 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @racheltjiedebeer (Comment 13) :
    Its a crying shame hey.

    I fight the good fight!had a gatsby dite night last week,yoh ,ive got enough carbs in me to run the comrades twice.

  • Comment 17, posted at 29.05.08 10:31:13 by PJLD Reply
  • Please explain ‘Gatsby dite’? Sounds lekker.

  • Comment 18, posted at 29.05.08 10:38:33 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • brudda it is most woelag

    mail me to [email protected] and ill send you pictures

  • Comment 19, posted at 29.05.08 10:42:34 by PJLD Reply
  • here

    I’ll be trying one in 3 weeks…lol… from Maria’s (was it PJ)?

  • Comment 20, posted at 29.05.08 10:45:31 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • @PJLD (Comment 19) : Are we still talking about food? 😀

    Please send to racheltjiedebeer @ yahoo . co . uk


  • Comment 21, posted at 29.05.08 10:45:56 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • Oh oh… oops…

  • Comment 22, posted at 29.05.08 10:46:20 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Now I’m hungry. 🙄

  • Comment 23, posted at 29.05.08 10:47:28 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 22) : LOOOOOONG Urls mess up our alignment 😉

  • Comment 24, posted at 29.05.08 10:47:52 by robdylan Reply
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  • @bryce_in_oz (Comment 20) :

  • Comment 25, posted at 29.05.08 10:48:32 by PJLD Reply
  • You’ve got mail rachel

  • Comment 26, posted at 29.05.08 10:50:27 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 26) : Thanks.

  • Comment 27, posted at 29.05.08 10:51:56 by racheltjiedebeer Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 24) : Sorry… should have HTML’ed it…

    @PJLD (Comment 25) :

    Hehe yeah that’s the one… have found the bookmarked link…

  • Comment 28, posted at 29.05.08 11:20:17 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Jinne but WP have a small back 3!??!

  • Comment 29, posted at 29.05.08 17:20:33 by Hmmm Reply


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