Dollie’s Cavalier approach

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams, WP on 14 Jul 2008 at 22:50

Western Province flyhalf Isma-eel Dollie will be available to play Currie Cup rugby for the Boland Cavaliers for the rest of the season.

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Dollie, who is highly rated by Springbok coach Peter de Villiers, has been on the substitutes’ bench for WP’s past four Currie Cup matches.

However, with Willem de Waal playing from kick-off to final whistle in every match, Dollie enjoyed no game time.

“I’ve not had one minute of game time. How can I prove myself if I do not play?” a disappointed Dollie explained his move on Monday.

The 24-year-old, who had been a member of the Springbok training squad earlier this year, had a discussion with WP coach Allister Coetzee before deciding to move back to Wellington, where he played some fine rugby for the Cavaliers last year.


  • Good move Dollie.

    If this guy is ever to prove himself & PDV’s faith in him, he needs a platform to showcase his abilities.

    On that note, must have been a bittersweet feeling for Egon Seconds in the hoops of Griquas rather than WP. Still can’t believe how he was shafted – just think of all those euros he could have earned, not to mention all the tries he could have scored that Nakelerookiedoobie denied him…

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.07.08 01:14:08 by Le Requinny Reply
  • @Le Requinny (Comment 1) : Agree…Dollie could been a highly rated 10 @ Super Rrugby if he was just given a fair chance…Stormers / WP opt for Naas Olivier earlier, but where’s he now ? 🙄

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.07.08 07:29:21 by Charlie Reply

  • Good move on Dollies part. I suppose that with the way some of the refs blow these newest ELV’s (penalty after penalty) then a big accurate boot is a must to keep the scoreboard ticking over. I believe this is how WP are approaching the game these days, and only reverting to expansive play when behind in the last 15 minutes and then they seem to rely entirely on Gio Aplon to perform the miracles.

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.07.08 08:32:41 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 3) : but de Waal has looked pants the last two weeks… maybe WP will yet regret this decision.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.07.08 08:53:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • I agree rob, what I was actually trying to say is that they seem to have shelved the idea of creating try scoring opportunities for their backline by playing de Waal under the instructions of kicking for field position. De Waal can be creative but he has’nt as yet. To me Dollie would have at least looked for a few gaps and attempted to get his backline moving but it seems that creativity is the last thing on the minds of the WP coaching staff at the moment. Maybe they are trying to play risk free rugby in the hope of being within sniffing distance when the Boks return and then employ a more expansive game plan.
    Its hardly believable that Dollie has not had any game time yet.

    Who will WP play as their sub?

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.07.08 09:25:54 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 5) : Joe Pietersen? Or maybe Ricardo Croy

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.07.08 09:56:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Not even gonna argue ifo Dollie…waste of time, BUT Allister Coetzee is definitely a racist…

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.07.08 11:18:41 by Bok-El Reply

  • This is a disgrace… 👿

    Why not give the guy a run against one of the minnows???

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.07.08 11:51:08 by wpw Reply
  • @Bok-El (Comment 7) : Check the Url. This ain’t Keo 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.07.08 11:54:58 by robdylan Reply
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  • I feel really bad for this guy…he has been screwed over time and time again. He has been told that he isnt needed, newman has been dropped to the bench after one of the better performances of saterday, and delport has been dropped from the squad completely. Coetzee doesnt seem very smart, I suspect that he is doing what rassie tells him to do…but these most recent changes are definately not going to make the team any stronger and its going to show

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.07.08 12:17:05 by wpforlife Reply

  • @Le Requinny (Comment 1) :

    Nakelrookiedoobie! Priceless Quinn!

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.07.08 12:29:47 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • wpforlife

    Did Wylie play well on Saturday???

    I believe Delport made a huge error which cost the team and that is probably why he has been dropped.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.07.08 12:38:11 by wpw Reply
  • Boland scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenhage joined the Vodacom WP team training at the HPC in Bellville on Monday. The former Paarl Gymnasium schoolboy was part of the Vodacom Stormers pre-season training squad earlier this year and is currently on loan from Boland for the Absa Currie Cup.

    Vodacom WP head coach Allister Coetzee is determined to keep his team in the hunt for a semi final berth and with both Ricky Januarie and Bolla Conradie doing duty for the Springboks at the Tri Nations, Coetzee has cited the need to strengthen his artillery at scrumhalf. The promising Conrad Hoffmann is still undergoing rehabilitation following groin surgery and is at least two weeks away from getting back onto the training field.

    Vodacom WP suffered a setback to their campaign by losing to Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday, following successive victories over the Vodacom Blue Bulls and Vodacom Cheetahs in week two and three. The team travel north to face the Falcons on Friday night.

    The 20 year old scrumhalf, who was part of the SA under 20 team earlier this year, has already represented Boland this season, but the competition rulings do not prevent him from representing another province. Representation regulations only state that a player has to play three matches for a specific province to be eligible for a Absa Currie Cup semi final for that province.

    Emerging Springbok Isma-eel Dollie is on loan to Boland for the remainder of the season, where he will get an opportunity as a first choice flyhalf. Currently Willem de Waal is first choice at 10 for Vodacom WP. When Peter Grant returns from Springbok duty it would’ve been likely that Isma-eel move to 3rd choice, and the move to Boland will allow Isma-eel to gain valuable match experience.

    Sireli Naqelevuki, who is contracted to WP Rugby, has failed to arrive at training in South Africa, after representing Fiji at the Pacific Nations Cup.

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.07.08 12:41:06 by wpw Reply
  • I thought Aplon also did well to lose us the game,Delport completely out?eish 😯

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.07.08 12:50:03 by PJLD Reply
  • So WPP sit with Delport, Bolla, Siegelaar, Hoffmann (when he returns from injury), Januarie (will return towards end of CC) & now Duvenhage….

    What about Boland?

    Does any one else have an issue with this?

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.07.08 13:00:09 by Le Requinny Reply
  • Think its also time for WP to drop that unprofessional plonker from Fiji, & rather concentrate on the LOCAL TALENT.

    Let’s face it, he’s a poor man’s Caucaucibana in any case.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.07.08 13:01:27 by Le Requinny Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :
    but it is Ceo(tzee) 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 15.07.08 13:05:22 by Bok-El Reply

  • Quinny

    The mind boggles…

    You guys are welcome to take Bolla off our hands… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 15.07.08 13:11:03 by wpw Reply
  • This is a good move…not only for Dollie but for Boland…
    I only watched 1 game Boland played so not all that mutch to go by…but I though Boland’s fly-half was below par…only one game I know but I am sure Dollie will definitely improve that and who knows…that might even be the difference between a loss and a win for the Bolanders against a big union…

  • Comment 19, posted at 16.07.08 11:13:59 by Hmmm Reply


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