Richard Ferguson

WP team for Lions, Fourie on his way

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 23 Aug 2012 at 09:06
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The Western Province team to take on the Lions in Johannesburg this weekend has been named, being bolstered by returning Springboks Siya Kolisi and Juan de Jongh, both coming straight into the starting line-up.

Ederies Arendse seems to have recovered from his ankle strain in time to take his place in the backline, with Juan de Jonghโ€™s replacement of JP du Plessis being the single change to the backline. Demetri Catrakilis and Louis Schreuder continue their halfback pairing for the time being.

Amongst the forwards, WP boast an almost Springbok loose trio, with Kolisi being joined by Duane Vermeulen in trio, with Tyrone Holmes completing the set. Deon Fourie will captain the side from the middle of the front row.

On the bench, Coetzee has opted to include Dewaldt Duvenhage as backup scrumhalf, while Jebb Sinclair is the loosie cover with lock Don Armand also able to play in the loose.

In further news, reports that Deon Fourie will be leaving Western Province at the end of the Currie Cup season, making his way to Toulon in France. After playing all over the place for the Cape team, and being snubbed for Springbok duty in favour of both Tiaan Liebenberg and Craig Burden, must have put this in motion.

Western Province: 15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh (vice-captain), 12. Marcel Brache, 11. Ederies Arendse, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Tyrone Holmes, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Don Armand, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Deon Fourie (captain), 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Dewaldt Duvenage, 21 JP du Plessis, 22 Kurt Coleman.


  • If only Deon Fourie could throw into a line-out…

    Not enough mongrel either really. Don’t rate him as highly as some do. What I’d have given to see Adriaan Strauss move down to the Cape ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.08.12 09:10:43 by hendrikp Reply
  • Sorry for Fourie. But in all unions, if you stuff a player around you pay the price. E.g. Schalk Brits, Deon Fourie, Ruan Pienaar etc…

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.08.12 09:12:52 by Viking Reply
  • @Viking (Comment 2) :

    How was Schalk Brits stuffed around?

    Deon Fourie also only played in the loose-trio because of a severe injury-crisis. I’m sure he preferred that to the bench.

    Maybe it’s just a simple case of, he’s been here 8 years already and wants an overseas experience before he loses the opportunity (while cashing in of course).

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.08.12 09:17:59 by hendrikp Reply

  • Fourie should actually concentrate on open-side flank – he has actually been much better at flank than at hooker. Leading SA stats for most breakdown pilfers in this year’s S15

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.08.12 09:22:17 by Bokhoring Reply
  • @hendrikp (Comment 1) :

    According to reports Bandise Maku is keen on moving to WP. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.08.12 09:47:52 by wpw Reply
  • What are the Stormers going to do for loose forward cover now?

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.08.12 09:51:08 by Butchie34 Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 5) :

    Never really paid much attention to his game. Any good you think?

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.08.12 09:55:57 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 7) :

    He is decent. ๐Ÿ˜•

    Played for all the age group teams at the Bulls and for SA.

    I reckon he can be an asset to the side.

    Btw, I agree wrt your comment about Adriaan Strauss.

    What a player!!

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.08.12 10:00:23 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 8) :

    For me, second best hooker in world rugby. Doesn’t quite get the recognition he deserves but is likely to now.

    Wouldn’t mind picking up one of the Lions loose-forwards either now that I think about it. Not sure if Josh Strauss fits in though, as he would more then likely have to ride the pine… or worse yet play Vodacom Cup. Warren Whiteley would be a good pick up.

    If we only manage to nab Pat Cilliers though I’ll still have a smile on my face.

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.08.12 10:07:42 by hendrikp Reply

  • @hendrikp (Comment 9) : I was very disappointed in Strauss this past weekend. Always in the right position, but never did a bloody thing once he got there.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.08.12 10:21:12 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) :

    Adriaan Strauss I presume?

    To be honest, for once I barely watched the game. We had our Prize Giving for rugby, so I was half intoxicated, half asleep by the time the game was on (3 a.m. for us).

    I reckon he’ll make a big impression though. Destructive ball carrier. Can’t do some of the brilliant things we’d see from Bissie but still a mile ahead of what New Zealand or Australia are putting out.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.08.12 10:30:13 by hendrikp Reply

  • What a tragedy. Deon Fourie is such a nice young man and a good sport to boot. He will be missed. Im sure Gouws Prinsloo will be at the airport to wave him goodbye.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.08.12 13:43:20 by Pablo Dinero Reply

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  • @Pablo Dinero (Comment 12) :

    Not as nice a young man as Earl Rose! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.08.12 14:00:33 by wpw Reply

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