WP make changes to face Griquas

Written by Clayton Saville (Clayton(PJLD))

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, WP on 21 Aug 2013 at 13:57
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DHL Western Province coach Allister Coetsee today named his squad to face the Griquas in Kimberley.

Bok discard Juan de Jongh makes an immediate return to the starting lineup , Pat Howard who is suffering from a hamstring strain drops out of the matchday 22 completely. The other changes to the starting lineup include tighthead prop Pat Cilliers making his starting Currie Cup debut for Western Province at the expense of Brok Harris and Kurt Coleman winning his first start due to Gary van Aswegen being bitten by the injury bug (shoulder ) once again.

The home team are not known for making things easy for their visitors and Western Province will be looking to Elstadt and Rhodes to get them over the gain line while the coaches will be hoping that Steven Kitshoff can put in another impressive showing at scrum time like he did against the Cheetahs last weekend

The bench has a 4 – 3 split with Tiaan Liebenberg probably chomping at the bit to get into Saturdays actions. Tim Swiel takes up a seat on the bench and will make his senior debut should he take the field

15. Gio Aplon
14. Gerhard van den Heever
13. Juan de Jongh
12. Damian de Allende
11. Cheslin Kolbe
10. Kurt Coleman
9. Louis Schreuder (V-C)
8. Nizaam Carr
7. Rynhardt Elstadt
6. Deon Fourie (C)
5. De Kock Steenkamp
4. Michael Rhodes
3. Pat Cilliers
2. Scarra Ntubeni
1. Steven Kitshoff


16. Tiaan Liebenberg
17. Brok Harris
18. Gerbrandt Grobler
19. Rohan Kitshoff
20. Nic Groom
21. Tim Swiel (On Absa Currie Cup debut for DHL Western Province)
22. Ryan Nell


  • I am going with a Griquas win 😎

  • Comment 1, posted at 21.08.13 14:37:02 by pete69 Reply
  • @pete69 (Comment 1) : mmm tough call for me… what do you recon between bulls and lions?

  • Comment 2, posted at 21.08.13 15:11:57 by R Hayward Reply
  • Ouens, who is Rohan Kitshoff? Family of Steven?

  • Comment 3, posted at 21.08.13 15:14:39 by R Hayward Reply
  • Speaking of being “bitten”. Did anything come of the incident where a Griqua player was bitten in the Province game. Kaplan made a concerted effort of getting the TV cameraman to get an image of the bite mark. I imagined CSA Cape Town / SARU getting involved, but then again why would they investigate their own.

  • Comment 4, posted at 21.08.13 15:23:19 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 4) :

    The Province game? As in the game thats going to be played this weekend?

  • Comment 5, posted at 21.08.13 15:44:36 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @R Hayward (Comment 3) : Steven who? 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 21.08.13 15:45:48 by McLovin Reply

  • @R Hayward (Comment 3) :

    Namibian but went to school in Worcester.

    Dont think he’s related to Big Steve.

  • Comment 7, posted at 21.08.13 15:46:08 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 6) :

    Wash your mouth out. Thats your future Bok loosehead you’re talking about!

  • Comment 8, posted at 21.08.13 15:46:59 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • Any team that can afford to bench the mighty Brok must be pretty strong…

  • Comment 9, posted at 21.08.13 15:47:28 by VinChainSaw Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 9) :
    You don’t drive the Ferrari to the corner cafe.

  • Comment 10, posted at 21.08.13 15:49:54 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 8) : Was meant to be a humorous, dof question as it should be quite obvious what his surname is. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 11, posted at 21.08.13 15:55:45 by McLovin Reply

  • I predict there will be more than one groot gat in Kimberley this weekend. And they will all be wearing poublou. 😈

  • Comment 12, posted at 21.08.13 15:58:27 by McLovin Reply

  • @R Hayward (Comment 3) : Not family of Steve, Namibian international who played for WP for a few years and then went to France. Looks like it didn’t work out

  • Comment 13, posted at 21.08.13 16:20:37 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
  • @VinChainSaw (Comment 5) : Sorry, my bad – one blikoor looks like another to me 😈 . No it was the WP vs Cheetahs game, last weekend.

  • Comment 14, posted at 21.08.13 16:20:39 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Like the look of that team ! But must say some odd selections .Rhodes and Elstadt? Aplon at FB and Kolbe at wing?
    Kolbe probably a bit green to put straight under the high ball ,considering his size?

  • Comment 15, posted at 21.08.13 20:43:13 by Talent Reply
  • I think the sharks should have held onto Rhodes. I am going for a bulls win this weekend.

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.08.13 08:07:54 by pete69 Reply

  • @pete69 (Comment 16) : and who would he replace at the Sharks. The reason he left was to get game time. We still have more loosies than you could shake a stick at.

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.08.13 09:11:56 by lostfish Reply
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