Province without Kitshoff for Sharks clash

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 8 Aug 2012 at 08:21
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WP coach Allister Coetzee has confirmed that hard-working loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff will be forced to sit out this weekend’s Currie Cup opener against the Sharks at Newlands.

The young front ranker, who has carried a ridiculous work load so far this season, has picked up a knee injury and is expected to be on the sidelines for around a week. Another player who won’t feature is long-term injury casualty Duane Vermeulen, whose recovery from a knee ligament problem is coming along nicely, but unlikely to allow him to play as early as Saturday. He should make his long-awaited comeback the following week.

The Stormers will also be without six Springboks, in centres Jean de Villiers and Juan de Jongh, locks Eben Etzebeth and Andries Bekker, wing Bryan Habana and new cap, flanker Siya Kolisi. It remains to be seen whether these losses disrupt Province enough to make them vulnerable to a Sharks team that will be without more than double as many players themselves.

Coetzee is expected to announce his side later today.


  • You forgot Habana, again. 😆

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.08.12 08:24:33 by Die Kriek Reply
  • Can anyone explainwhy it is a 19h10 kickoff. Currie Cup games generally are at 3 an 5 pm.

    Newlands is going to be freezing max 12 for sat during the day…

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.08.12 08:33:48 by MikeVS Reply
  • @Die Kriek (Comment 1) : I challenge you to prove that! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.08.12 08:51:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MikeVS (Comment 2) : Are you going to the game. I wont be able to make it, having myself a long weekend. The corresponding game last year was also a bitterly cold wet affair. Fred won it for us with a few drop goals.

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.08.12 09:26:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • Oh well… the Sharks are definitely favorites!! 😀

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.08.12 09:34:12 by wpw Reply
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) :

    Ja ja stop bragging…

    I remember that game very well… 🙄

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.08.12 09:36:03 by wpw Reply
  • OK, so Allister Coetzee says one week, in real speak this equates to at least a month out for poor Kitshoff. 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.08.12 09:36:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 6) : Me too, I also remember Big Fish eating ice cream.

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.08.12 09:37:32 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 8) :

    On a wet and rainy evening. 🙄

    There’s something seriously wrong with that chap! 😈

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.08.12 10:05:44 by wpw Reply
  • @Mikevs (Comment 2)
    It is because there is a game before our game. Lions vs Cheetahs have the 5pm slot.

  • Comment 10, posted at 08.08.12 10:21:52 by Dunx Reply

  • Rob if you count Peter Grant, Joe pietersen and all their injuries, including Nick Koster and Nizaam Carr (I don’t know if they’re fit yet), then it’s a little closer than double.

    They then have 10 and we have 15, I think … (including Tim and Steph) and (Bresler and McLeod).

  • Comment 11, posted at 08.08.12 11:04:40 by Letgo Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 10) : Hi Dunx, but there isn’t a test on. Generally Currie Cup games are at 3pm and 5 pm. If there is a test on then that obviously takes precedence. Now I see the Bok game next week is at 7 pm too…

    Weird times

  • Comment 12, posted at 08.08.12 11:29:05 by MikeVS Reply

  • @Salmonoid (Comment 4) : I am considering it but might just play it safe and either make a currie and watch the game from home or go to the club

  • Comment 13, posted at 08.08.12 11:30:14 by MikeVS Reply

  • WP –
    15 Joe Pietersen
    14 Gerhard van den Heever
    13 JP du Plessis
    12 Marcel Brache
    11 Gio Aplon
    10 Burton Francis
    9 Dewaldt Duvenage
    8 Jebb Sinclair
    7 Tyrone Holmes
    6 Deon Fourie (c)
    5 De Kock Steenkamp
    4 Don Armand
    3 Frans Malherbe
    2 Tiaan Liebenberg
    1 Deon Carstens

    16 Siyabonga Ntubeni
    17 Brok Harris
    18 JC Kritzinger
    19 Wilhelm van der Sluys
    20 Louis Schreuder
    21 Gary van Aswegen
    22 Damian de Allende

  • Comment 14, posted at 08.08.12 12:58:39 by MikeVS Reply

  • @MikeVS (Comment 14) : De Kok Steenkamp and Elstadt?

  • Comment 15, posted at 08.08.12 13:12:49 by Volstruis Reply

  • Elstadt Injured knee (2 weeks or so) not sure about Steenkamp

  • Comment 16, posted at 08.08.12 13:32:37 by MikeVS Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 15) : Steenkamp is starting

  • Comment 17, posted at 08.08.12 13:34:07 by MikeVS Reply

  • @Volstruis (Comment 15) : From Supersport – Elstadt, who has been struggling with a minor groin injury

  • Comment 18, posted at 08.08.12 13:45:44 by MikeVS Reply

  • @MikeVS (Comment 18) : Mike – give us a few minutes and we’ll get the story up here, k? You don’t need to recreate it line by line from other websites 🙂

  • Comment 19, posted at 08.08.12 14:03:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @MikeVS (Comment 18) : @robdylan (Comment 19) :

    Here you go Mike! 😉

  • Comment 20, posted at 08.08.12 14:07:28 by wpw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Sharks team is also up on the website

  • Comment 21, posted at 08.08.12 14:14:46 by Die Kriek Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 19) : Thanks Rob 😳

  • Comment 22, posted at 08.08.12 14:24:19 by MikeVS Reply

  • We’ll get the sharks up in a bit

  • Comment 23, posted at 08.08.12 14:38:24 by robdylan Reply
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