Richard Ferguson

Fourie captains WP in Final

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Currie Cup, Original Content, Sharks, WP on 23 Oct 2013 at 12:36
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The Western Province team to face the Sharks in the Currie Cup Final this weekend has been named, and sees no changes from the team that beat the Lions in the semi-final last week.

The neck injury that was threatening Fourie’s participation in the Final has cleared sufficiently for the converted flanker to take to the field and lead his team.

There are no changes to the team which means that Springboks Frans Malherbe, Brok Harris, Schalk Burger and Juan de Jongh add to a vastly experienced bench, which is sure to ad to the match in the second half.

Western Province: 15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Jean de Villiers, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Siya Kolisi, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Frans Malherbe, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Michael Rhodes, 19. Schalk Burger, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Kurt Coleman, 22. Juan de Jongh


  • Let me be the first to say that this is a pretty good team.

    Happy that Fourie is fit, so that there can be no excuses from either side that a single player missing the game, cost that team their chance of winning.

  • Comment 1, posted at 23.10.13 12:41:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : I am sure if the Sharks win Rob Houwing will find a fault in who else but Bismarck….

  • Comment 2, posted at 23.10.13 12:44:04 by Uli Reply
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  • Stormers are renowned for making excuses for everything.

  • Comment 3, posted at 23.10.13 12:45:47 by Dunx Reply

  • Great team and potent bench. Not going to be easy.

  • Comment 4, posted at 23.10.13 12:45:48 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Dunx (Comment 3) : Yea just look at how WP24 has been bitching the whole week.

  • Comment 5, posted at 23.10.13 12:47:14 by Uli Reply
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  • My team to beat the Mountain Goats…

    1. Beast
    2. BISSIE
    3. Wors/Jannie
    4. Lewies
    5. PSDT
    6. BOTES / not against the Tera idea but he hasnt played in 3 weeks
    7. Coetzee
    8. Keegan
    9. McLeod
    10. LAMBIE
    11. Mvovo
    12. Steyn
    14. Odwa
    15. LUDIK

    16. Cooper
    17. Wors/Chadwick
    18. Alberts
    19. Deysel
    20. Reinach
    21. Zeilinga
    22. SP Marais

  • Comment 6, posted at 23.10.13 12:50:01 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 1) : Fully agree…and it gives us a chance to measure where we are at!! In terms of progress as a squad under the new regime

  • Comment 7, posted at 23.10.13 13:08:10 by pienaar111 Reply

  • Thats a pretty good side! Strong bench!

  • Comment 8, posted at 23.10.13 13:17:49 by SheldonK Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 7) :


    I know playing in four Currie Cup finals and only winning one is rough, but at least we are consistent.

    I would love for us to win this, and I think it would do the management team a great deal of good as well, to give them confidence going into next year!

  • Comment 9, posted at 23.10.13 13:19:31 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Good team. Glad we are going to face a full strength team.

  • Comment 10, posted at 23.10.13 13:21:25 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 9) : Well I dont think we are consistent but I see your point. Personally our performances in the last two finals have been really disappointing, and mostly due to poor selections and tactics (in my mind anyway)!!! As a team we have regressed since the 2010 Currie cup campaign…should have kicked on from there!!!

    I want to see us improve in terms of performance – I hate to lose, but If we lose playing well I will be a happy man.

  • Comment 11, posted at 23.10.13 13:32:22 by pienaar111 Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 6) :
    SP on the bench could be seen as a bit of a left-field move, but actually Ludik is a lot more solid at the back and the chances that SP will really make a difference and create something from nothing in a final, is little to none. And Whitehead with Steyn is much more dynamic and creative than having Ludik in the midfield – I don’t see tha coaches making any changes though, aside from Alberts coming in for Botes on the bench.

  • Comment 12, posted at 23.10.13 14:34:42 by Letgo Reply
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  • What do you guys think about Alberts filling in at 4 this week given the lack of experience there at the moment? He’s done a decent job there in the past whilst perhaps not setting the world alight.

  • Comment 13, posted at 23.10.13 15:51:24 by Vancouver Shark Reply

  • WP MET 150 punte.. GO WP

  • Comment 14, posted at 23.10.13 16:25:16 by Robot Back Reply

  • WP met 150 punte Go boys

  • Comment 15, posted at 23.10.13 16:28:17 by Flippie.Bot Reply

  • @pienaar111 (Comment 6) : I like your team!!! We can do it. I hope we are not consistent this final as we tend to lose finals.

  • Comment 16, posted at 23.10.13 17:10:23 by Stef Reply

  • My team, if everyone is fit.
    1. Beast
    2. Bissie
    3. Jannie
    4. Alberts
    5. PsdT
    6. Botes
    7. Marcell
    8. Keegan
    9. Reinach
    10. Pat
    11. Mvovo
    12. Heimar
    13. Frans
    14. Odwa
    15. Ludik

    16. Kyle
    17. Wors/Chadwick
    18. Peet
    19. Deysel
    20. McLeod
    21. Fred
    22. SP

  • Comment 17, posted at 23.10.13 19:04:18 by Bite me Reply

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  • And we have to learn to spring a surprise and through the ball in the front of the line out once in every half as WP has their prop’s back turned away from Bissie to lift Etzebeth.

  • Comment 18, posted at 23.10.13 19:12:01 by Bite me Reply

    Bite me

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