Richard Ferguson

New captain for WP for Lions clash

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Lions, Original Content, WP on 17 Oct 2012 at 13:39
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Western province will be without captain Jean de Villiers when they take on the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday evening, with de Villiers joining Andries Bekker and Tiaan Liebenberg on the casualties list.

Deon Fourie takes back the captaincy from the side of the scrum with Marcel Brache taking over from de Villiers in midfield. De Kock Steenkamp and Scarra Ntubeni replace Bekker and Liebenberg respectively.

The only other change to the starting line up sees Gio Aplon taking over at fullback from Joe Pietersen, who drops to the bench.

The bench sees the addition of Deon Carstens, Wilhelm van der Sluys and Damian de Allende to the match day 22, taking over from the called up players.

Western Province: 15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Marcel Brache, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Don Armand, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Deon Carstens, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19. Jebb Sinclair, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Damian de Allende, 22. Joe Pietersen


  • How little ball will the wings see with that center pairing?

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.10.12 13:41:21 by Loosehead Reply
  • Wondering how many Springboks will be out of the end of year tour after this weekend?

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.10.12 13:51:57 by Bite me Reply
    Bite me
  • Lions to take this one I am sure. This is not the best WP team thanks to a couple of injuries….

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.10.12 14:00:22 by Lassy_lion Reply
  • @Bite me (Comment 2) : Not Morné Steyn, definitely not Morné Steyn.

    I wonder when last (if ever) he had a shiner, or any kind of injury remotely related to rugby? Even a broken nail will be stretch for the lack of (read non existent) physicality he brings to the rugby field. 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.10.12 14:01:52 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • Lions’ chances are increasing daily….. 😕

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.10.12 14:17:37 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @SharksRTB (Comment 5) : Why do you look so worried when you say that.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.10.12 14:32:18 by Lassy_lion Reply
  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) :

    He still has two games in the next to weeks so anything can happen!! 😈

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.10.12 15:05:34 by wpw Reply
  • @Lassy_lion (Comment 6) : LOL.. worried for the poor WP who might not make it this weekend with “All the Boks back” to win the CC for them…

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.10.12 15:07:56 by SharksRTB Reply

  • @wpw (Comment 7) : Now there’s a brave man, or maybe it’s the beer muscles talking? 😉 😆

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.10.12 18:27:48 by FireTheLooser Reply

  • @FireTheLooser (Comment 4) : He has to take contact to get a injury.
    @wpw (Comment 7) : I doubt the blue bulls have 2 weeks left

  • Comment 10, posted at 18.10.12 07:45:39 by Dunx Reply


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