Skeate relieved of WP Captaincy

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 2 Jul 2008 at 12:52

Gcobani Bobo will skipper Western Province against the Cheetahs at Newlands this weekend.

Coach Alistair Coetzee has tinkered very little with the side that downed the Bulls. Wicus Blaauw comes in at loosehead prop for Schalk Ferreira in the only change to the run-on 15. Wings Wylie Human and Tonderai Chavanga swap jerseys, with Tondie getting a start on the right, where he operated recently for the Springboks.

Apart from the change of captaincy, that’s all there really is to report. There are no personnel changes at all in the 22, showing good continuity in what is hoped to be a good season for Western Province.

Here is the team:

15 Aplon, 14 Chavanga, 13 des Fountain, 12 Bobo (capt), 11 Human, 10 de Waal, 9 Siegelaar, 8 Venter, 7 Louw, 6 Myburgh, 5 Skeate, 4 Fondse, 3 Harris, 2 Brits, 1 Blaauw
16 Fourie, 17 Ferreira, 18 van der Merwe, 19 Melck, 20 Delport, 21 Dollie, 22 Newman


  • Didn’t think Skeate was much of a captain.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.07.08 12:57:01 by molly Reply
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  • Actually looked like AJ was captain for most of the game last week.

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.07.08 12:59:46 by molly Reply
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  • Very good decision.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.07.08 13:00:54 by wpw Reply
  • Siegelaar has a good pass on him… still think WP played much better when Delport was on the field.

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.07.08 13:02:32 by wpw Reply
  • I reckon you guys can take this one

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.07.08 13:06:41 by robdylan Reply
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  • I reckon so too Rob.

    Just a bit concerned that Des Fountain ain’t playing that well…

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.07.08 13:10:39 by wpw Reply
  • Not really a shock. Skeate was just the best of the left overs.

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.07.08 14:08:54 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 3) :

    I don’t think so…

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.07.08 16:57:08 by Hmmm Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 4) :

    Yeh I think he played well last Saturday…he was real quick around the park…tackle not even touched the ground yet and he almost had his pass away…LoL

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.07.08 16:58:11 by Hmmm Reply

  • @molly (Comment 2) :

    Think AJ is to new to the set-up…

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.07.08 16:59:09 by Hmmm Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 3) : @ra-cheltjie de’ be-er (Comment 7) :

    Schalk Brits…he even captained Stormers in the S14 a few times (not sure if he captained a full game though)

    All that Bobo does is ….woooooow….wooooow…..wooooow…when I see him do that I think of Nick Flair of WWE…just Bobo had no Flair though…

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.07.08 17:01:59 by Hmmm Reply


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