Coetzee opts for youth

Written by Wesley Weber (wpw)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, WP on 18 Aug 2010 at 15:08
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Allister Coetzee announced his side to take on the Sharks in Durban this coming Saturday.

Fabian Juries has been left out of the match 22 altogether with his place going to promising Maties and WP U21 winger JJ Engelbrecht. Nick Koster drops to the bench despite having a good outing on the openside flank and his place is taken by the bulky Rynhardt Elstadt.

Coetzee made it clear that greater mobility is needed against the in-form Sharks side.

“We know the Sharks are all about attack and we have chosen a squad with that in mind,” said Coetzee.

“We have done our homework and we know it is going to be a helluva tough game but it’s a challenge we will enjoy.”

Western Province:

15. Conrad Jantjes, 14. JJ Engelbrecht, 13. Tim Whitehead, 12. Paul Bosch, 11. Frikkie Welsh, 10. Willem de Waal, 9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Rynhard Elstadt, 6. Pieter Louw, 5. Anton van Zyl (captain), 4. Adriaan Fondse, 3. Brok Harris, 2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Wicus Blaauw

Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Buhle Mxunyelwa, 18. De Kock Steenkamp, 19. Nick Koster, 20. Conrad Hoffmann, 21. Lionel Cronje 22. Morgan Newman


  • I am a bit nervous about this game!! 🙄

    Oh well. Lets see if Anton actually takes the points on offer this time!! Go PROVINCE!! 😎

  • Comment 1, posted at 18.08.10 15:11:11 by wpw Reply
  • And for a bit of FYI which you Sharkies will enjoy.

    It is all but officially confirmed that Hoffmann is on his way to Debbin.

  • Comment 2, posted at 18.08.10 15:12:02 by Morné Reply
  • @Morné (Comment 2) : Good news…but I hear you’re not taking Rory?

  • Comment 3, posted at 18.08.10 15:16:45 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 2) : ARGH!!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 18.08.10 15:19:29 by molly Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 1) : i think we all are but u know what i hv alot of faith in our team so me say

    :mrgreen: GO SHARKS GO :mrgreen:

    with everything you all hv and for whats its worth 🙂

    A CC :mrgreen:

  • Comment 5, posted at 18.08.10 15:23:24 by chaz Reply

  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) : if thats true AMEN for that i don’t think he’ll look that good in Blue and White strips 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 18.08.10 15:24:43 by chaz Reply

  • @Morné (Comment 2) : Morne are you a WP 👿

  • Comment 7, posted at 18.08.10 15:25:28 by chaz Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 7) :

    It was not obvious?

  • Comment 8, posted at 18.08.10 15:27:23 by Morné Reply
  • @Pokkel (Comment 3) :

    Does not look like it.

  • Comment 9, posted at 18.08.10 15:27:47 by Morné Reply
  • YES!!!

    Come on over Conrad; the future beckons!

    I REALLY rate him!

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.08.10 15:33:23 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Big Fish (Comment 10) : So do I, can’t believe we’re letting him go. Knowing us we’ll wait until he’s 35 and buy him back at quadruple the price we sold him. After he’s shown the world how bloody good he is 👿

  • Comment 11, posted at 18.08.10 15:39:08 by molly Reply
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  • Thank Rassie the rugby genius.

    Coetzee has shown just how limited a coach he was.

  • Comment 12, posted at 18.08.10 15:47:29 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Go Sharks!! This game can go either way, but I’m hoping for the Sharks’ way 😈

  • Comment 13, posted at 18.08.10 15:51:56 by Jarson Reply
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  • One of three weekends in the year when I have very divided loyalties 😆

  • Comment 14, posted at 18.08.10 15:53:10 by Greg Reply

  • Wasnt Morgan Newman “a future Bok” – Pdv? WP are looking strong in the centres – stocks are full!

    Eish, its only Wed! I cannot wait for Sat, esp now since Ive been handed box tickets *rub rub rub* 😉

    21C and clear skies for Sat, this is going to be a cracker!!!!!!

  • Comment 15, posted at 18.08.10 16:02:35 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 15) : yeah, the same way jake white told us meyer bosman was the future superstar flyhalf south africa had been waiting for on 2006!

  • Comment 16, posted at 18.08.10 16:22:21 by Megatron Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 15) : yeah, the same way jake white told us meyer bosman was the future superstar flyhalf south africa had been waiting for in 2006!

  • Comment 17, posted at 18.08.10 16:22:43 by Megatron Reply

  • If we can’t beat that Weepee side at home we’re useless :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 18.08.10 16:55:39 by rhineshark Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 17) : why in the hell did u comment to the same thing twice 🙄

  • Comment 19, posted at 18.08.10 17:14:52 by chaz Reply

  • Surely we’ve got this one… Its a good team, but the only players Im worried about are Vermuelen, Louw, Leibenbergs runs and DeWaals boot if Bismark starts…

    Surely we are too strong for them?!

  • Comment 20, posted at 18.08.10 17:18:33 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 20) : why don’t you load a pic i think you get points for it and it helps you get 2 yr 3rd * 😉

  • Comment 21, posted at 18.08.10 17:32:42 by chaz Reply

  • Its being checked by admin – its going to be Legen-wait for it-dary…

  • Comment 22, posted at 18.08.10 17:40:09 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 22) : thanks :mrgreen: and that arrow next 2 ur name press it and you comment to the one you want thats if you don’t now 😳

  • Comment 23, posted at 18.08.10 17:44:31 by chaz Reply

  • Hey Mole! Newman doesn’t impress me much. I think Whitehead, De Jongh and Bosch are way ahead of him!!

  • Comment 24, posted at 18.08.10 18:20:24 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 24) : Agreed, its just funny how quickly players can fall out of favour these days…

  • Comment 25, posted at 18.08.10 18:26:12 by Mole Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 24) : everyone’s jumping around cos newman hasn’t cracked it but are quiet about robert ebersohn who was touted as the next-best thing since sliced bread… 🙄

  • Comment 26, posted at 18.08.10 19:31:22 by Megatron Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 19) : hey chazzie babe 😀 how are you love 😳

  • Comment 27, posted at 18.08.10 19:31:57 by Megatron Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 22) : eee thats a great pic gee we needed that one for this week-end my friend :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 18.08.10 20:55:00 by chaz Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 27) : if i didn’t know u like i do babe 😳 well then i won’t know u at all well now that we are on the babe thing 😳 when are u coming back to the Sharks 👿 but on the other end i don’t think we want you back at the Sharks camp you will always be a TROLL and living under the Bridge when the S15 is on you are only allowed on top of the bridge when the Tri- Nations is on and that is not long either so any BABE that comes your way on SW is a Babe 👿 😈 😉

  • Comment 29, posted at 18.08.10 21:01:24 by chaz Reply

  • Decent team. Sharks going 2 take it though

  • Comment 30, posted at 19.08.10 00:06:57 by RuckingFun Reply

  • @chaz (Comment 28) : Thank you, I am very proud of my work :mrgreen:

  • Comment 31, posted at 19.08.10 09:06:26 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 31) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 32, posted at 19.08.10 09:20:59 by chaz Reply

  • Go Sharks!!!

  • Comment 33, posted at 19.08.10 18:30:38 by Letgo Reply
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