Assistant refs upset WP coach
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee
is upset with calls made by assistant referees at scrum time during the Currie Cup.
There is renewed focus on scrums with the new "crouch, bind, set"
rule in use and it's an area in which WP struggled in against Griquas in Kimberley last week.
However, according to Coetzee it wasn't necessarily all by their own doing.
"It gets irritating when the assistant referees try to get involved by focusing on trivial things," Coetzee told Die Burger's website
"There was an instance (during the Griquas game) when the assistant referee made a recommendation to the referee, but he was 50m away from the scrum. I don't know how their eyesight can be that good!
"It has an influence on the referee and puts a lot of pressure on him. The referee has to be given a chance to sort it out himself," said Coetzee.
WP take on the Lions at Ellis Park on Friday and Coetzee is happy that the experienced Jaco Peyper will take charge of the game. Sieg van Staden and Jaco van Heerden will be his assistants.
"Jaco is an experienced and good referee. He should be competent enough to handle the scrum battle in the correct manner," said Coetzee.
Kick-off is at 19:10 on Friday.Teams:Golden Lions:
15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Deon Helberg
, 13 Robert de Bruyn, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies
, 9 Guy Cronjé, 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 CoetzeeWestern 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