Richard Ferguson

Currie Cup 2013: Lions (31) vs Western Province (31) F/T

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content on 30 Aug 2013 at 17:00
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The rugby weekend kicks off with an interesting fight at Ellis Park, the Lions hosting Western Province.

The Lions will be full of confidence, but as was pointed out to me on the site, will not be quite the same team thanks to the change at flyhalf. Elton Jantjies starts the match in place of Marnitz Boshoff, who has to shift to fullback. I’ve always been a Jantjies fan, so I will give him the benefit of the doubt to shine in this match. There will be a bit of bad blood, seeing as Jantjies spent the early part of the year amongst most of these WP players.

Western Province have had a low key start to the season but are sitting pretty at the top of the log, one point clear of the Sharks. It’s a tough second week on the road for the Cape side, but rather play in Johannesburg than playing at the swimming pool called Newlands. The worry for Western Province fans is that Kurt Coleman is starting at flyhalf, but with a quality backline outside him, don’t be surprised if we see a few tries from them tonight.

Lions: 15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Robert de Bruyn, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Guy Cronje, 8 Lambert Groenewald, 7 Derick Minnie (captain), 6 Warwick Tecklenburg, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Willie Britz, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 CJ van der Linde

Substitutes: 16. Robbie Coetzee, 17. Jacques van Rooyen, 18. Hugo Kloppers, 19. JJ Breedt, 20. Jaco Kriel, 21. Tian Meyer, 22. Andries Coetzee

Western Province:15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Gerbrandt Grobler, 19 Rohan Kitshoff, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Tim Swiel, 22 Michael van der Spuy


  • WP by 100. 😉 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.08.13 17:06:17 by McLovin Reply
  • Think WP will take this one. Lions did play some great rugby last weekend but I’m not sure how much of that was a result of the yellow card. Momentum was lost at that point and the Bulls appeared to get desperate which allowed the Lions to punish them for every mistake. My guess is WP will strangle the Lions out of the game.

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.08.13 17:11:13 by gregkaos Reply
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  • Currie Cup vs WP since 1991:

    Lions 21
    WP 20
    Draw 1

    @Ellis Park
    Lions 16
    WP 4
    Draw 1

    Team stats:

    Ave Age
    Lions: 23.68
    WP: 24.18

    CC Caps
    Lions: 438
    WP: 704

    SR Caps
    Lions: 352
    WP: 689

    First Class Caps
    Lions: 1165
    WP: 1682

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.08.13 17:42:26 by Baylion Reply

  • None of the Cape Town rain, a bit windy though but the pitch is ready for a running game

    Sunny. Mild
    Wind: 36 km/h WNW
    Rain: 0%

    Clear. Cool
    Wind: 26 km/h W
    Rain: 0%

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.08.13 17:48:09 by Baylion Reply

  • I have the lions by 4 on superbru-so far its not looking good

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.08.13 20:04:39 by Bok-Clyde-Kiwi Reply

  • I think Juan de Jongh is a very dirty player and cheats on purpose (professional fouls)…even more so this Currie Cup season…why do ref’s not deal this properly…

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.08.13 21:01:19 by Hmmm Reply

  • Draw 31 all. Lions 4 tries vs WP 3. Halftime WP 25 Lions 10

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.08.13 22:11:56 by Mutley Reply

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