WP team to tackle Griquas

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Other SA Teams, WP on 4 Aug 2010 at 14:41

WP Coach Allister Coetzee has named a strong looking squad to travel to Kimberley to face the Griquas on Saturday

The starting 15 looks very stable  : 15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. Gio Aplon, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Paul Bosch, 11. Frikkie Welsh, 10. Willem de Waal, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Francois Louw, 6. Pieter Louw, 5. Anton van Zyl (captain), 4. Adriaan Fondse, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. JD Moller

Coetzee has gone with a 5:2 split on the bench with Nick Koster coming into the squad as well as talented Maties tighthead prop Buhle Mxunyelwa also receiving a call up, the bench is 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Wicus Blaauw, 18. Buhle Mxunyelwa, 19. De Kock Steenkamp, 20. Nick Koster, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Lionel Cronje

The game is at 3pm on Saturday


  • This is gonna be a interesting match. My SB pick is for WP but I would enjoy a Griquas win. 😀

  • Comment 1, posted at 04.08.10 14:47:50 by Jarson Reply
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  • Moenie soe wiesie

  • Comment 2, posted at 04.08.10 14:49:46 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • Well i’m going with WP by 6 on SB just think they are the better team 😳

  • Comment 3, posted at 04.08.10 14:51:38 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 3) : Nice

  • Comment 4, posted at 04.08.10 14:54:36 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • I tell you what, this is a DAMN strong WP side.

    I can’t find any weakness.

    Good backline, decent halfback partnership, AWESOME loosies, good locks and a decent front row.

    Nah, WP to take this one easily!! 😎

  • Comment 5, posted at 04.08.10 14:54:47 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) : thats what we also said and we got our buts kick from Durbs to kimberly :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 04.08.10 15:00:21 by chaz Reply

  • WP have lost twice to Griquas in Kimberley in the last 2 years. Can’t see them taking this one lightly.

    Although that light 5 is going to get pushed around by the onion farmers!

  • Comment 7, posted at 04.08.10 15:08:21 by Baldrick Reply

  • Wp should take this one, but it’s hard to say with the Griquas these days…they can surprise any team on any given day.

  • Comment 8, posted at 04.08.10 15:12:16 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 7) : 5. Anton van Zyl (captain), 4. Adriaan Fondse, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. JD Moller

    Only JD will struggle a bit

  • Comment 9, posted at 04.08.10 15:14:39 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • As long as we dont underestimate them we’ll be fine i think.

  • Comment 10, posted at 04.08.10 15:15:14 by wpw Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 9) : Was just kidding. This is sharksworld by the way, license to rag WP mercilously even if it’s not true 😉

  • Comment 11, posted at 04.08.10 15:16:54 by Baldrick Reply

  • @Baldrick (Comment 7) : and both by just one point. Think I’ll be keeping my point diff quite small.

  • Comment 12, posted at 04.08.10 15:20:44 by molly Reply
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  • @Baldrick (Comment 11) : 😳 Forgot for a moment

  • Comment 13, posted at 04.08.10 15:21:07 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 13) : I did that yesterday 🙄

  • Comment 14, posted at 04.08.10 15:24:45 by molly Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 13) : @molly (Comment 14) :

    We really should have played that trick on them wrt Lambie moving to WP. 👿 😆

  • Comment 15, posted at 04.08.10 15:33:25 by wpw Reply
  • this side could easily be a S14 starting side for WP with out a doubt!! but one must never under estimate the underdogs! griquas have a knack of playing like champs when they play at home!!

  • Comment 16, posted at 04.08.10 15:43:56 by richzed Reply

  • As the WP are not my favourite team in the world, I have not seen any of their games so far this year. How is Jantjies doing since he came back from injury?

  • Comment 17, posted at 04.08.10 15:59:54 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 17) :

    He is playing quite well and if he keeps this up he could possibly go on the EOYT in my opinion.

    Its not like we have many decent fullbacks in SA.

  • Comment 18, posted at 04.08.10 16:06:19 by wpw Reply
  • Pity to see Whitehead having dropped out of the 22 completely now that de Jongh is back… I thought he would’ve been on the bench at least!

    All these Springboks coming back early really F’d up my FL team… 👿

  • Comment 19, posted at 04.08.10 16:07:04 by CS Reply

  • @Jarson (Comment 1) :

    I think everyone other than the WP boys will be in the same situation 😆

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.08.10 16:07:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 18) : I hope he does… Kirschner is not doing it for me at the moment.

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.08.10 16:08:32 by CS Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 18) : Good. Seeing as though we dont have a hope in the tri nations, I want to see PdV make wholesale changes to the starting 22. What have we got to loose?

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.08.10 16:10:50 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 22) : I don’t think Div will select Jantjies in time for the Tri-Nations… Kirschner isn’t brilliant, but he’s not playing badly either.

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.08.10 16:17:20 by CS Reply

  • @CS (Comment 23) : Yeah, Kirschner has been ok, but adequate is not what we expect from a bok 15…
    If Ricky and Wynand start I will loose all faith in Snor..

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.08.10 16:24:20 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 24) : Speaking of SNOR:

    Angry clowns demand on-air apology after being compared to Springbok coach

    SYDNEY. Clowns around the world are threatening mass action unless Australian commentator Brendon Cannon makes a public apology for calling Peter De Villiers a clown. In a statement signed in custard this morning, international clowns said that while De Villiers also frightened children, calling him a clown was a “shameful insult” to clowns.

    The quasi-verbal South African coach demanded an on-air apology from Cannon last week after the former Wallaby described De Villiers as a “clown”, sending shock waves through the international clown community.
    Cannon apologised on Friday after his employers, Fox Sports, feared being shut out of press conferences described by many pundits as an intoxicating combination of stand-up comedy, yodeling and remedial folk-dancing.
    However, this morning clowns around the world demanded justice too.
    Calling on their colleagues to “squirt the water of injustice out of the plastic flower of outrage” and threatening to crush Cannon and De Villiers “under the unicycle of revenge”, clowns said that they were “not joking”.
    According to Bonzo Pratt-Faull, a spokesman for the powerful Belgian clown lobby, it was unacceptable that Cannon had described De Villiers as a clown. However, he added that it was possible Cannon had made an “understandable mistake”.
    “Obviously there are many, many ways in which Mr De Villiers emulates our noble profession,” said Pratt-Faull.
    “Like us, he does not use words to express himself but rather a succession of spasmodic grunts, squeals and moans.
    “And yes, like us he causes most children who see him to burst into tears, terrified by a somewhat otherworldly manic twinkle in his eyes.”
    He added that De Villiers was also highly skilled at walking a tightrope – “in his case, between idiocy and comedy” – and usually ended most shows with egg on his face
    But, said Pratt-Faull, clowns had to train for at least four years before they could perform, whereas it apparently took no qualifications other than a handlebar moustache to become Springbok coach.
    Meanwhile, De Villiers has spoken out publicly about the fracas during a press conference this morning.
    However, it remains unclear what he said, as journalists were unable to distinguish any words as his high-pitched whining caused dogs to howl and garage doors to open.

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.08.10 16:29:38 by CS Reply

  • Johan van Deventer moved to Griekwas on Sondag, and is in the Strating group, Excellent, The Lions will weep over this one day.

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.08.10 16:39:15 by Tiger Reply

  • @Tiger (Comment 26) : Lions are morons – pass it on

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.08.10 17:00:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • Yip

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.08.10 17:24:28 by Tiger Reply

  • I wonder how the cheetahs would cope without griquas helping them out…imagine a kwasse n kings set up come 2013 might be good enough to push the lions and cheetahs off the super radar for a while…

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.08.10 17:58:42 by shaniboi Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 5) : yep, bar a few players this is a Super 14 team, without Habs, Fourie, Schalk and co this could still be a very competitive unit in the 15/16/17/22 etc… I must concede, Brok Harris is really looking good (not in a Green Point kinda way), and is becoming a serious contender, I had my doubts in earlier blogs if you remember, but I man up and take my words back, stellar player and Bok material.

    GO GRIQUAS!!!! 😉

  • Comment 30, posted at 05.08.10 07:51:03 by DarkDestroyer Reply

  • @shaniboi (Comment 29) : Like your thinking… We have had plenty debates here about promotion relegation with these unions, and Qriquas are more powerful than The Lions… BY FAR.

  • Comment 31, posted at 05.08.10 07:52:23 by DarkDestroyer Reply


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