Coetzee changes 2 for Griquas

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, WP on 9 Jul 2008 at 13:45

Vodacom Western Province coach Allister Coetzee on Wednesday announced two changes to his side for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup match against Griquas in Kimberley.

Hooker Deon Fourie has been promoted to the starting line-up in place of Schalk Brits, who started against the Free State Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday.

Brits received a call-up from the Springbok camp in New Zealand and will be on the bench for Saturday’s second Tri-Nations test against the All Blacks.

Morgan Newman is the new outside centre in place of Dylan des Fountain, with PJ Vermeulen replacing Newman on the bench. Des Fountain has the flu.

Simon Westraadt comes in for Fourie on the bench and Nico du Plessis replaces Francois van der Merwe as substitute lock.

Coetzee paid Griquas a big compliment by saying he didn’t want to experiment against them. He said the experimentation was done in the pre-season friendly matches.

“Any change to the team should benefit the team. We respect Griquas and it is an away game, so we want to pick our strongest side.”

The coach said he was happy with the team’s standing on the points’ table. They are sharing the first spot with 9 points after three games and two victories.

“We played the three leading provinces now and I am definitely very happy with the way things are going at the moment. If you want to be in contention for play-off places at the end, you have to win your home games and that is what we are doing.

“We spoke about a winning culture earlier this season and I think it is an extention from the Super 14 to the Currie Cup. The players have shown it last week and the previous week. There is a great vibe and a great attitude and team spirit. Attitude will never be a problem in this side.”

The Vodacom WP team is as follows:

15. Gio Aplon
14. Tonderai Chavhanga
13. Morgan Newman
12. Gcobani Bobo (C)
11. Wylie Human
10. Willem De Waal
9. Alastair Siegelaar
8. AJ Venter
7. Francois Louw
6. Pieter Myburgh
5. Ross Skeate
4. Adriaan Fondse
3. Brok Harris
2. Deon Fourie
1. Wicus Blaauw


16. Simon Westraadt
17. Schalk Ferreira
18. Nico Du Plessis
19. Justin Melck
20. Paul Delport
21. Isma-eel Dollie
22. PJ Vermeulen


  • Quite keen to see Deon Fourie have a fullish game.

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.07.08 13:58:51 by molly Reply
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  • What happened 2 hanyani shimange?once a bok hooker lol

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.07.08 14:03:36 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • Go Proooooooooooooooooovince!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.07.08 14:07:12 by H.O. Reply

  • He is out injured Bok-Clyde-Kiwi.

    In future I’ll just call you BCK.


  • Comment 4, posted at 09.07.08 14:16:16 by wpw Reply
  • My bad,anyway im still amazed that our best right wing is playin 4 wp and not the boks

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.07.08 14:19:02 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • I just can not wait for Sireli to take over form Wylie… geez, please let it happen next week.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.07.08 14:20:41 by molly Reply
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  • He got his opportunities but was pretty poor against Wales.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.07.08 14:21:22 by wpw Reply
  • lol Molly

    I agree. Wylie is maar baie stadig deesdae… 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.07.08 14:22:03 by wpw Reply
  • What are the stats on Morgan Newman? I know he played for the Emerging Boks but how old is he? Height? Weight? etc
    Is he speedy? I’ve only seen snippets of him!

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.07.08 14:27:33 by Villie Reply
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  • WP craven week team is looking good.

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.07.08 14:33:21 by molly Reply
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  • who would u rather face-habana and chavahanga or habana and ndungane

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.07.08 14:33:54 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • Full Name Morgan Ram
    Surname Newman
    Height 180cm
    Weight 92kg
    Birth Date 5 February 1986
    Birth City Cape Town
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film 300
    Favourite Music R&B
    Favourite Food Sushi
    Primary School St Georges Grammar Primary
    Secondary School Bishops
    Tertiary Education Stellenbosch University

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.07.08 14:39:28 by wpw Reply
  • Playing Position: Inside Centre

    Province: Western Province

    2001 – Nike All Stars U15 & WP U15
    2002 – WP U16
    2004 – WP U18 Academy Week
    2005 – WP U21
    2005 – WP U19
    2006 – WP Vodacom Cup
    2006 – SA U21 Squad
    2006 – Western Province B Inter-Provincial Sevens
    2007 – Western Province U21 Absa Competitio
    2008 – WP vodacom Cup
    2008 – Emerging Boks to IRB Nations Cup in Romania

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.07.08 14:39:47 by wpw Reply
  • WP v Bull Craven week: 18-0 with a conversion to come

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.07.08 14:42:32 by molly Reply
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  • is noone else watching it? Boland creamed Namibia, especially in the last few minutes.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.07.08 14:43:18 by molly Reply
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  • who’s Nico du Plessis?

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.07.08 14:48:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : Thanks WPW

    As a Wee Pee supporter. How do you assess him?

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.07.08 14:51:14 by Villie Reply
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  • Nico is a young lock from the under 21s i think.he was part of the super14 training group

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.07.08 14:56:46 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 13) :

    So you have an outside centre playing inside and an inside centre playing outside….

    Jinne but you Double U P ouens are agterstevoor…..

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.07.08 14:58:58 by Hmmm Reply

  • Villie

    He also kicked at goal for the Emerging Boks.

    He looks a very good player. Captained the WP U21 side and is a very good defender.

    I rate him as a better player than Corne Uys, Sarel Potgieter and Des Fountain.

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.07.08 15:00:38 by wpw Reply
  • Hmmm

    At least we’ve got centres.

  • Comment 21, posted at 09.07.08 15:01:46 by wpw Reply
  • Cant believe he keep Siegelaar, thought Delport would start.

  • Comment 22, posted at 09.07.08 15:02:33 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Was reading that wp craven week team has the tallest and heaviest player-johan schoonbee 2.05m-apparently 0.04m bigger than matfield and ruan smith-126kg

  • Comment 23, posted at 09.07.08 15:02:38 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • WP craven are dominating the lineouts.

  • Comment 24, posted at 09.07.08 15:07:08 by molly Reply
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  • Yep know him very well, also a Gimmie. My girl is also in matrix and they had a BEE job doing painting the kleuterskool in our town. He paint the ceiling, no need for a ladder. His brother played last year lock also Craven week and also a tall guy. Think he plays now for the Boland youth teams.

  • Comment 25, posted at 09.07.08 15:07:25 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Sorry manne I posted on the Craven Week thread. Take a look at the WP nr 1 Ruaan Smit. 125 kg of Gimmie meat.

  • Comment 26, posted at 09.07.08 15:08:31 by PaarlBok Reply

  • By the way the other WP lock is Niel Hugo the x WP locks son. Hope he follow in the Bekkers footsteps also Paul Roos boytjies.

  • Comment 27, posted at 09.07.08 15:10:53 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 21) :

    I’ll take our inside centre over yours anyday…
    But unless Fourie is playing….that is where our centre starts and ends….

  • Comment 28, posted at 09.07.08 15:11:06 by Hmmm Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 22) :

    Siegelaar has been good…
    Delport was out for very long….will need to prove himself again…

  • Comment 29, posted at 09.07.08 15:13:32 by Hmmm Reply

  • ok – so Francois vd Merwe has gone to Toulon… that explains why the young lock is on the bench.

  • Comment 30, posted at 09.07.08 15:21:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 29) : Siegelaar had a shocker vs the BlikOre. You cant afford those at the Groot Gat. Hope Dollie also get a run. Also wants PJ on the field. He had a good one against the Sharks in the Tenk.

  • Comment 31, posted at 09.07.08 15:33:17 by PaarlBok Reply

  • OK and WP klapped the Bulle 34-12 at the Craven Week. Not that surprise because Paarl Gim also beat Affies not to long ago.

  • Comment 32, posted at 09.07.08 15:34:38 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 32) : good

  • Comment 33, posted at 09.07.08 15:42:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • So how has Natal been doing at Carven Week???

  • Comment 34, posted at 09.07.08 15:44:08 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 34) : just fine, thanks. We beat NOFS yesterday

  • Comment 35, posted at 09.07.08 15:49:24 by robdylan Reply
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  • our flyhalf is a guy called Storm Pearton… now if that isn’t a cool name, I don’t know what is…

    Makes him sound like a pornstar

  • Comment 36, posted at 09.07.08 16:00:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • and now look like SWD deal with the Pumas 20-3 at the moment. Two tries in the opening spell. 😯

    Tomorow will be the Tjarkies big test.
    U18 Coca-Cola Craven Week
    Leopards v Border 10:10
    Zimbabwe v Griquas 11:30
    Valke v Griffons 12:50
    Eastern Province v Lions 14:10
    Konica Minolta Free State v Kwazulu-Natal 15:30

  • Comment 37, posted at 09.07.08 16:14:33 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 31) :

    I did not watch that game….
    But what I have seen of him he has been good…very kick to clear…

  • Comment 38, posted at 09.07.08 16:15:58 by Hmmm Reply

  • @PaarlBok (Comment 37) : Konica Minolta Free State? Bliksem… do they line up all the copiers on the side of the field to give the spectators something to sit on?

  • Comment 39, posted at 09.07.08 16:37:10 by robdylan Reply
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