Only one change for Province

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 26 Aug 2009 at 13:10
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Western Province coach has named a largely-unchanged 22 for Saturday’s crunch match against the Sharks in Durban. Lock Adriaan Fondse sustained a season-ending knee injury in last week’s match against the Lions and is replaced by Chris Jack in the starting fifteen.

Other players in doubt during the week, flyhalf Peter Grant and loosehead prop Wicus Blaauw, have both been cleared to play, although it is understood that Grant has a broken bone in his foot and is currently trying to “play through the pain”. His designated back-up at flyhalf, Conrad Hoffman, has failed to recover from a hamstring injury, meaning that fullback Joe Pietersen will move to flyhalf should one of the Sharks accidentally stand on Grant’s foot in the first half…

Hilton Lobberts, who would probably have come into the squad this week for Fondse, is apparently suffering from flu, meaning that the number 18 shirt goes to untested rookie De Kock Steenkamp.

15. Joe Pietersen
14. Tonderai Chavhanga
13. Juan De Jongh
12. Morgan Newman
11. Gio Aplon
10. Peter Grant
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Luke Watson (C)
7. Duane Vermeulen
6. Francois Louw
5. Anton Van Zyl
4. Chris Jack
3. Brok Harris
2. Tiaan Liebenberg
1. Wicus Blaauw


16. Deon Fourie
17. JD Moller
18. De Kock Steenkamp
19. Pieter Louw
20. Bolla Conradie
21. Frikkie Welsh
22. JJ Engelbrecht


  • Go WP!!!

    Take it to these overrated pretty boys!!! 😈

  • Comment 1, posted at 26.08.09 13:53:16 by wpw Reply
  • this is interesting… from Sport24…

    Western Province have named Peter Grant at flyhalf for Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup rugby match against the Sharks in Durban, but he was nowhere to be seen at training in Bellville, on Wednesday morning.

    Over the past fortnight it has been touch and go for Grant, who is battling with back and foot injuries. Fullback Joe Pietersen ran the lines from the flyhalf berth at training instead.

    Province coach Alistair Coetzee, said after the session Grant was being rested as a precautionary measure.

  • Comment 2, posted at 26.08.09 14:06:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) : dont care if its grant or joe, sharkies are good enough to win the game!!

  • Comment 3, posted at 26.08.09 14:09:35 by willa Reply

  • Which foot…..we need to know 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 26.08.09 14:09:58 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 3) : You are sooooo right!! GO SHARKS!!

  • Comment 5, posted at 26.08.09 14:11:10 by Me2 aka Mama Shark Reply

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  • @willa (Comment 3) : spot on, lad!

  • Comment 6, posted at 26.08.09 14:14:14 by robdylan Reply
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  • Doesn’t say much for their physio team: ‘Don’t worry about that broken bone in your foot, Pete. You can run off the pain..”

  • Comment 7, posted at 26.08.09 14:16:23 by CapeShark Reply
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  • Sharkies should take this..

  • Comment 8, posted at 26.08.09 14:16:41 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Just use that red tape stuff. Or can’t we get it in the Cape? Probably never heard of it here 😐

  • Comment 9, posted at 26.08.09 14:24:42 by molly Reply
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  • @CapeShark (Comment 7) : just inhale some of this… 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 26.08.09 14:26:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • Sharks by double-figures…!!!

  • Comment 11, posted at 26.08.09 15:28:35 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 11) : yeah, ok. I’ll buy that.

    Now, how to convince my wife to let me watch this game AND the Bok one…

  • Comment 12, posted at 26.08.09 15:42:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) :

    What? Are they playing against their own B side?

  • Comment 13, posted at 26.08.09 15:56:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    Very, When i saw that bit about Grant not even being at practise I had flashbacks to the days when we still played testrugby and Rassie screwed us over with his silly selection games. 😕

  • Comment 14, posted at 26.08.09 15:58:12 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Bolla on the bench?????????? WP have lifted the barrel and are looking underneath it now.

  • Comment 15, posted at 26.08.09 15:59:38 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : Maybe he is on the bench as flyhalf cover 🙄

  • Comment 16, posted at 26.08.09 16:03:33 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : Morning!

  • Comment 17, posted at 26.08.09 16:14:27 by Rahul Reply

  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 15) : bwaaaaa 🙂

  • Comment 18, posted at 26.08.09 16:43:15 by robdylan Reply
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  • easy win for the guppies, we almost rolled them at Newlands and we are having one of our worst years in a LONG time

  • Comment 19, posted at 26.08.09 18:39:54 by walter van Lions World Reply

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  • I say use the high kicks to force them back. When guys like Chavanga and Aplon have to start falling back to help cover things are gonna go pear shaped for Province, neither one of them have much of a kicking game.
    Just don`t kick on them and forget to chase cause they can cause damage on the counter attack.
    Simple springbok rugby really. Kick, pressure, force the mistake and pounce!

  • Comment 20, posted at 28.08.09 09:28:54 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @walter van Lions World (Comment 19) :

    You almost rolled us??? 😯

    Thats cos you were defending the whole game (your defence was pretty good though)

    I’m sorry to say Wlater but you guys were never in the game!!!

  • Comment 21, posted at 28.08.09 10:34:32 by wpw Reply
  • @Original Pierre (Comment 20) : Aplon has a very decent boot.Chavs not so much

  • Comment 22, posted at 28.08.09 10:43:46 by provincejoulekkading Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 21) : looks at the scoreboard

  • Comment 23, posted at 28.08.09 11:25:18 by robdylan Reply
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