Richard Ferguson

WP hit with injuries, Bolla back in training

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 15 Oct 2012 at 13:30
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Western Province have been struck a blow ahead of their semi-final clash against the Lions this weekend, with news filtering through that two stalwarts will be missing the clash.

Both Tiaan Liebenberg and Andries Bekker will sit out this week’s action with back and foot injuries respectively. Both players have been referred to specialists, but it is expected that should Western Province advance to the final next weekend, both players should be fit to play.

In more news, and rather bizarre as well, Bolla Conradie has been spotted at training, as backup to the two scrumhalves currently rotating for WP, Nic Groom and Louis Schreuder. Allister Coetzee indicated that they felt it unnecessary to disrupt the U21 team and that Bolla had indicated that he was available to train with the team.


  • 😐 not good for the Weepee

  • Comment 1, posted at 15.10.12 13:32:34 by SharksRTB Reply
  • i am putting my money on the lions

  • Comment 2, posted at 15.10.12 13:34:21 by pete69 Reply
  • Both teams are not firing at the moment. Actually a lottery who will win. Who is at 10 for the Lions?

  • Comment 3, posted at 15.10.12 13:36:34 by Amateur Reply
  • This game is really a 50/50 game…very difficult to predict; but think province will just edge it. Not having a proper/settled centre combo could cost the lions.

  • Comment 4, posted at 15.10.12 13:41:52 by JJR Reply
  • @Amateur (Comment 3) : I think it has to be Elton?

    That said, how to use Butch? He looked great at 10 and bloody awful at 12. It has to be Hollenbach there.

    Actually, the Mapoe injury might play into the Lions hands, because now they can’t be tempted to play Taute at 12.

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.10.12 13:44:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • That’s good news, well for me but not for the WP.

  • Comment 6, posted at 15.10.12 13:46:23 by Mutley Reply
  • Bolla ? 😯

  • Comment 7, posted at 15.10.12 14:18:08 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 5) : I think they will probably go with Butch at 12. Pity as he has been good at 10 and I think knock out games are where he thrives. They have to have Jantjies on the field though so he will be 10. WP have a big problem at 10, especially in a knock out game. No-one to dictate play. Cant wait for Lambie vs Steyn though. Any talk re Goosen next year? Is he a Cheetah no matter what? Just asking. 😉

  • Comment 8, posted at 15.10.12 14:21:59 by Amateur Reply

  • @Amateur (Comment 8) : there are persistent rumours about him joining you lot. Will have to see if that comes off.

  • Comment 9, posted at 15.10.12 14:23:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • Which lot is that?????

  • Comment 10, posted at 15.10.12 14:31:46 by Amateur Reply

  • @Amateur (Comment 10) : Bulls

  • Comment 11, posted at 15.10.12 14:48:50 by robdylan Reply
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  • Proooooblems will be gargling their own blood from minute 60 of the game because of that brown cloud over Dzou-burg aka pollution.

    Remember last year the Lions were also off the boil in their last game before the Semi’s? Same as the Sharks in 2010 because of players being rested.

    Don’t be fooled into thinking the Lions from past Saturday will be the Lions playing WP this weekend, it’s a false sense of security.

    Lions will take it…..Gauteng just ain’t kind to the lungs of us coastal guys.

  • Comment 12, posted at 15.10.12 14:57:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Bolla is a legend.

    That is all… 😎

  • Comment 13, posted at 15.10.12 15:07:23 by wpw Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 11) : Oh well. Believe what you want.

  • Comment 14, posted at 15.10.12 15:14:23 by Amateur Reply

  • What why bolla, could they not get january?? Hahahaha really scraping bottom of the barrel.

  • Comment 15, posted at 15.10.12 20:13:16 by JD Reply
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  • JD
    He won’t play dude. 🙄

    WP are missing Duvenage so its not like Bolla was in the mix as he’s been playing for Boland the past 18 months.

    If Groom or Schreuder is injured only then will he be selected on the bench.

    It sure as hell won’t make sense to call up our U21 scrummie who also happens to be captain of the side.

  • Comment 16, posted at 15.10.12 23:15:48 by wpw Reply
  • I can see the funny side considering Bolla is 34 years old now (almost 35).

    But it’s not like he’d go out there and make a fool of himself.

    He did a fair job in his day. No Fourie du Preez (but then who is), and for a long time probably shouldn’t have been keeping Neil de Kock out of the team, but let’s not pretend he was a disaster.

    Welcome back Bolla!!!

  • Comment 17, posted at 16.10.12 06:34:59 by hendrikp Reply


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