Richard Ferguson

Eight changes for WP

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Bulls, Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 29 Aug 2012 at 13:13
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The Western Province team to take on the Bulls at Newlands this weekend has been announced, with the team losing not one, not two but all three their starting loosies from last week. Coach Allister Coetzee has made a staggering eight changes to the team that lost to the Lions.

The front row sees the Deon Carstens return from his broken nose, allowing Steven Kitshoff to take a break on the bench. The second row is unchanged while a completely new loose trio is selected thanks to injuries to Tyrone Holmes and Siya Kolisi, and the Bok call up of Duane Vermeulen. Deon Fourie shifts back to flank while Rynhardt Elstadt returns from injury on the other flank, and Canadian Jebb Sinclair completing the forward pack.

In the backs, Dewaldt Duvenhage starts, with Louis Schreuder missing the match 22 altogether, and JP du Plessis filling in for Bok again Juan de Jongh at outside centre.

On the bench, there is a potential debut in Helmut Lehmann, while Nic Groom will get his first game time of the Currie Cup, and Damian de Allende comes onto the banch as cover.

Western Province team:

15. Gio Aplon
14. Gerhard van den Heever
13. JP du Plessis
12. Marcel Brache
11. Ederies Arendse
10. Demetri Catrakilis
9. Dewaldt Duvenage
8. Jebb Sinclair
7. Rynhardt Elstadt
6. Deon Fourie (captain)
5. De Kock Steenkamp
4. Don Armand
3. Frans Malherbe
2. Siyabonga Ntubeni
1. Deon Carstens


16. Steven Kitshoff
17. Brok Harris
18. Wilhelm van der Sluys
19. Helmut Lehmann*
20. Nic Groom
21. Damian de Allende
22. Kurt Coleman

1 Comment

  • woah that will break there continuity now

  • Comment 1, posted at 29.08.12 17:07:29 by Dunx Reply

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