Sinclair starts for Province

Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 19 Sep 2012 at 15:34
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It seems that Western Province take discipline just about as seriously as SARU do, as any talk of an internal sanction for Jebb Sinclair has proved to be nothing but hot air.

Sinclair will again start at number 8 against Griquas this week, after getting off scot free for flooring Jean Deysel with a punch last weekend. His fellow boxer, Tyrone Holmes, is missing due to a 1-week suspension, meaning a switch to the back row for Don Armand and a first start at lock for young Wilhelm van der Sluys.

Further changes see Joe Pietersen return to the back three, with Gio Aplon’s move to wing coming at the expense of the impressive Damian de Allende. Louis Schreuder’s two-try antics see him rewarded with a start ahead of Nic Groom, while Steven Kitshoff and Frans Malherbe will start at prop, replacing Deon Carstens and Brock Harris respectively.

Western Province:
15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Gio Aplon, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Don Armand, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Helmut Lehmann, 19 JJ Gagiano, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Gary van Aswegen, 22 Damian de Allende


  • Griquas’ winning run ends this weekend.

  • Comment 1, posted at 19.09.12 15:41:36 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Oh Rob,stop moaning about the boxers and rather give us the Sharks team that’s just been announced.

  • Comment 2, posted at 19.09.12 15:51:29 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 1) : I think we might actually see a record number of red cards against the Problems boys this coming weekend.

    If they think they were “provoked” by the Sharks, they haven’t seen the new and improved Griquas team……there will be blood 😯

  • Comment 3, posted at 19.09.12 16:00:02 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Would love to see the Sharks, Griquas and Cheetahs win this weekend.

  • Comment 4, posted at 19.09.12 16:16:36 by Bite me Reply

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  • Well said Pokkel.

    We often accuse the Aussies, Poms and NZer’s of whining but we’re not that far behind.

    Time to move on and quit bitching!

  • Comment 5, posted at 19.09.12 16:22:56 by wpw Reply
  • i can see Jebb has acquired enemy no.1 status on here 😆 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 6, posted at 19.09.12 16:23:06 by Megatron Reply

  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : I think the garden gnome captain still ocupies that title, but Jebb has been announced as his vice president. 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 19.09.12 16:34:10 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 5) : wow, you changed your tune rather rapidly in the last 90 minutes…

  • Comment 8, posted at 19.09.12 16:35:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Megatron (Comment 6) : Pah, club quality player at best. This is the pinnacle of his “recognition” in terms of media exposure as a rugby player.

  • Comment 9, posted at 19.09.12 16:50:34 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 3) : I think Alistair is one very relieved coach to have Jebb available for this weekend.

    Griquas are going to be in WP faces and there will be plenty of niggle if our game in Kimberly is anything to go by!

  • Comment 10, posted at 19.09.12 16:56:27 by MikeVS Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 8) :
    No surprise. Lardie is known to change sides more often than a pancake chef.

  • Comment 11, posted at 19.09.12 17:09:19 by Big Fish Reply
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  • Not at all Rob. I don’t condone dirty play and would have thought WP would drop him for this game.

    I just think its time to move on.

  • Comment 12, posted at 19.09.12 17:16:30 by wpw Reply
  • The last time the Natal Sharks beat the Golden Lions was 3 years ago. In 2009, the Durban team won 19-30. Since 2004, the Natal Sharks have only won twice at Ellis Park

  • Comment 13, posted at 19.09.12 17:41:56 by TRF_Ezequiel Reply

  • If he is cleared to play why wouldn’t WP play him, he probably had to forfeit his match fee for this game as part of his internal disciplinary action. It was only a punch not a dive over a ruck with an elbow

  • Comment 14, posted at 19.09.12 18:02:05 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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    Sharks players never ever get involved in off the ball stuff.

    They’re angels! 😈

  • Comment 15, posted at 19.09.12 19:46:38 by wpw Reply
  • Sad to see the rugby justice system reach aus & nz heights. But who can blame province for fielding him.

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.09.12 08:18:38 by Dunx Reply

  • 😈 Watched Alister Coetzee on the news last night as he spoke like a sincere statesman about how WP will rid their rugby of brawling and such offenders only to realize later he lied like a true politician! 😈

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.09.12 08:31:18 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 14) : Then why discipline him??? 😈

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.09.12 08:32:37 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 14) : 😈 It is like setting OJ free without believing in his innocence! 😈

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.09.12 08:40:34 by KILLER SHARK Reply
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  • I think he would’ve been banned if there was anybody else in the Western Cape they could call on.
    I mean FFS, even I got a call asking if I’d come out of retirement for the Griquas game. Of course I told them I’m actually a back, but it just goes to show how short of players they are in Cape Town!

  • Comment 20, posted at 21.09.12 14:43:09 by VinChainSaw Reply

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