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Will Dollie do it again?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Currie Cup, In the news, Other SA Teams, WP on 23 Jul 2008 at 06:58

He has nothing to prove, says Isma-eel Dollie, who may play Currie Cup rugby for Boland against his former Western Province team-mates at Newlands on Saturday.

Adnaan Mohamed writes in Die Burger that the former SA Under-21 flyhalf, who has moved to the Cavaliers, is still contracted to WP. He was among the substitutes when the Cape team lost to Griquas in Kimberley two weeks ago

Dollie was also in the national training squad earlier this year. But the 23-year-old is not as highly rated by WP as by Springbok coach Peter de Villiers.

WP coach Allister Coetzee feels Peter Grant and Willem de Waal are his best flyhalves. He also has Naas Olivier to call on. Dollie was therefore advised to switch to Boland.

De Waal has been WP’s first choice in Currie Cup rugby lately but Grant has been released from national duties and is likely to start at flyhalf this week.

Dollie is grateful for the opportunity he may receive from Boland.

“The important thing for me is not to prove a point. I last played rugby a month ago and I’ll be happy just to get on the field,” he said.

He also played Currie Cup rugby for the Cavaliers last season and was in the team that trounced WP at Wellington.

“My experience of last year will certainly count in my favour. I’ll know how to approach a match such as this one,” he said.

“I know what to expect from the WP players. I’m looking forward to the match.”

Coach Deon Davids still has to decide whether to play Dollie on Saturday. He also has to replace his injured centres, Piet van Zyl (hamstring) and Dewey Swartbooi (groin).


  • Boland Beat WP 15 – 10 last year, I wouldn’t really call it “trounced” but I DO get a feeling of deja vu here…….or is that just me trying to wind the WP boys up 😉

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.07.08 07:01:59 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Last Year’s score sheet

    Tries: Dazel, Daniel
    Conversion: Dollie

    Try: Des Fountain
    Conversion: Olivier
    Penalty: Olivier

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.07.08 07:03:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • KSA

    I hope Dollie outplays his counterpart (whether it is Grant or De Waal) as long as WP doesn’t lose. 🙄

    I still can’t believe WP (Rassie/Coetzee) rate Naas Olivier as a better player than Dollie.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.07.08 07:33:51 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 3) :

    Ja you’d think he would have learned from what happened last year in the Dollie v Olivier clash.

    Go Boland!!!!!!!!!! 😛

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.07.08 07:39:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 3) :
    WP wont lose. I

    But if they do, I’ll be there to support you through the shame. :mrgreen:

    I think the real problem is not Dollie’s playing ability.

    Problem is, he looks a bit like a Thai ladyboy and is called “Dollie”. WP being WP, Alistair is just looking after the boy’s physical integrity – things get loose in the Newlands showers. 😈

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.07.08 07:41:07 by Big Fish Reply
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  • But if they do, I’ll be there to support you through the shame

    I take it WPW has decided to go and you are joining him. 😎

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.07.08 07:46:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • BF

    As long as the support includes a box of donuts, 3 milkshakes and 4 tubs of ice cream. 😳 😕

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.07.08 07:48:49 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 7) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    My type of man. 😆

    That sound soooooo WPish 😳

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.07.08 08:02:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 7) : I will donate a gatsby… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.07.08 08:25:34 by Charlie Reply

  • @Charlie (Comment 9) : Thats better

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.07.08 08:45:07 by PJLD Reply
  • I am a bit in between here, Boland or WP? 🙄 Think there will be interesting battles in this game but think WP will run away with this one. Paarl Gym’s U18s will play Bishops in the curtain raiser which will be a interesting schoolboy game and the Gimmies U13s will play Durbanville.

    Paarl is getting all in interschools mode at the moment. Kids wearing funny hats and slippers to school to get in the spirit.

    Exciting time of year, make no mistake.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.07.08 09:43:07 by PaarlBok Reply

  • Dewey Swaartbooi injured again? When last did he play 2 games without missing a season in between.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.07.08 09:47:57 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Personally i hope he does it just to prove the point that Nass shouldn’t be there, and while Willie can be a match winner i was never overjoyed that he turned up in the Cape.

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.07.08 09:48:46 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) :


  • Comment 14, posted at 23.07.08 09:54:08 by Hmmm Reply

  • Hope to see a Duvenhage vs Marnus battle in 9, altho Coetzee will go for Bolla.

    Grant vs Dollie will be a no match, its like a Mini vs Mercedes. 😯

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.07.08 09:55:57 by PaarlBok Reply

  • @Sauce (Comment 13) :

    Olivier will not be in the match 22…
    It will be Grant and De Waal!??!

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.07.08 09:56:23 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Big Fish (Comment 5) : 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.07.08 10:02:39 by bryce_in_oz Reply

  • Hmmm – speaking in general terms i was horrified when it was announced Oliver was coming back

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.07.08 12:16:29 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 18) :

    LoL…I can surely understand why….

    BUt if Grant does not get a call up to Bok duty or neither him nor De Waal gets injured…you are safe man…

  • Comment 19, posted at 23.07.08 12:41:12 by Hmmm Reply


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