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Bok call-ups a big blow for WP

2012-08-29 16:52

Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has been tested at all levels this week in preparation for his team's Currie Cup match against the Blue Bulls at Newlands on Saturday.

Duane Vermeulen and Juan de Jongh have been called up to national duty, leaving JP du Plessis and Jebb Sinclair in the starting line-up.

Du Plessis will start at centre whilst Sinclair will cover at No 8.

"It is always a big blow to have these quality players being called-up, but we do always aim to produce Springbok players amongst us," Coetzee said.

"It is a little disruptive in planning for the game ahead as they are here one minute and then gone the next, but we have to be good enough to prepare against a quality side like the Blue Bulls.

Deon Carstens starts at prop which will see Baby Bok prop Steven Kitshoff coming off the bench and offering fresh legs at the breakdown, and as backup in the front row.

Debutant Helmut Lehmann will be amongst the reserves and will be adopting a similar role and style, complementing Jebb Sinclair at number eight.

"Lehmann is almost a carbon-copy of Sinclair in his specific style of play, so it's an easy choice for us to include him in our team," said Coetzee.

The other change sees the elevation of another player, Siyabonga Ntubeni, into the hooker position.

Ntubeni is returning from short stints on the sidelines last week, whilst Brok Harris will be warming the bench again, making an impact at tight head.

The only other change among the replacements is the inclusion of Damian de Allende and Nic Groom, while Deon Fourie will cover at flank for the injured Siya Kolisi, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season after breaking a finger.

The hosts, who are currently fifth on the log after three games, will take a lot into the match as they know what game the Blue Bulls will bring after having thumped the in-form Sharks last week in Pretoria.

"We know that any stage we have to perform well against a Blue Bulls side on any given day, but I back my players and know we have what it takes to beat them," Coetzee said.

"This is a very important game and it's a home game for us, so we need to play a lot better than we did last week and I'm sure we're going to do that."

Kick-off is at 19:10.

Teams:

Western Province:

15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Ederies Arendse, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2  Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Deon Carstens

Substitutes: 16 Steven Kitshoff, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Damian de Allende, 22 Kurt Coleman

Blue Bulls:


15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Francois Venter, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Louis Fouché, 9 Ruan Snyman, 8 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 7 CJ Stander, 6 Deon Stegmann, 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Dawie Steyn

Substitutes: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Cornell Hess, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Lionel Cronje, 22 Jürgen Visser

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Comments
  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-29 16:59

    You only as strong as your bench... Didn't hear the Bulls complain when their players got called up....

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-29 17:37

      Sakkie en as julle Saterdag Wen dan is julle weer die Beste ding suid van die Brede Revier...

      macziekpk - 2012-08-29 18:06

      Isak your team is a bunch of chokers first stringers, 2nd stringers, 3rd stringers doesnt matter who you put out there they all choke

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-08-29 23:47

      @chaplincharlie. WP is die beste ding suid van die Limpopo Rivier. En jy weet dit!

      blou.johnny - 2012-08-29 23:52

      ...WP and supporters... ...losers... ..chokers... ...moaners.... ...groaners... ...cry-babies....

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-08-29 17:00

    That is part of the game. You want to be the best, you produce the best and they will get snatched by the national coach.... Its all part of the game and you shouldnt complain about it. Heineken wants them!

  • bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-08-29 17:09

    Only thing that will help my beloved province is if Coetzee and Fleck also gets a call up soon

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-29 17:16

      That won't be to the Boks Squad i Hope but rather to the Man above....

      macziekpk - 2012-08-29 18:06

      Can't wait for Duane Vermeulen to get injured again. Party party like when Spies got injured right?

  • johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 17:11

    Hi foeitog, en die verskonings rol alweer in, soos die laaste 12 jaar. Die Bulle het 13 uit vir die Bokke, wat se jy daarvan Allister? Jou dronk aap

      bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-08-29 17:22

      daar is by the way net 8 bulle weetie waar jy leer tel het nie mnr spies

      Mandy Casey - 2012-08-29 18:03

      Cheap wine will do that to your counting

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 19:57

      Bulls in Bok team/injured: Dean Greyling, Chilli Boy, Flippie, Juandre, Spies, Jacques Potgieter, Hougaard, Morne, Wynand, Basson, Zane et al Dankie en nag, veral aan jou Mandy Casey

      bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-08-29 21:29

      die wyn is ma suur as ek reg tel het jy nou elf name darem al maar sorry maat jyt gese daar is 13 bulle uit vir die bokke so weetie miskien as mamma jou lekkr ingetuc het moet jy skapies tel

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 21:39

      @bennietjie Ok jammer 11, bietjie nader as jou 8. Nag mamma se seuntjie

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-08-29 23:51

      Lyk my Dr. Spiertjies hoef nie te geleer tel het toe hy sy graad gekoop het nie. Hy hoef ook nie sin te maak nie. In jou eerste post se jy 13 uit vir die Bokke. Toe verander die deuntjie na 13 bokke of beseer. En toe noem jy 11, met 'n "et al", want jy kon nie aan nog dink nie. Ek wonder bietjie wie is die dronk aap?? Stadig met die Klippies en Coke. Jy mag dalk daai laaste twee breinselle ook nog verloor.

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-30 02:28

      @Chris Niemand op die blog meer vervelig as jy nie. Cheers

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-08-30 02:55

      En niemand meer voorspelbaar as jy nie. As ek dan kwansuis so vervelig is, moenie lees wat ek skryf nie. En moenie comment nie. Dis bietjie moeilik vir jou ne?

  • melt.esterhuizen - 2012-08-29 17:20

    AC ek kan nie glo waar jy aan al die stories kom nie. Elke week n nuwe hoofstuk, het jou boek n einde? Jde J speel soos n skool se derde span senter en hoort op huidige vorm nie in n WP span nie los nog n Springbokspan. Vermeulen is n ander storie, maar twee weke het jy hom nie gehad nie. Vergeet van indivudee en rig asb die span af. Het WP Saterdag teen die Lions na n afgerigte span gelyk? Is daar enige eersteliga senter in SA stadiger as Brace? Ek is seker Durbanville se 2 de span loop oor die WP se vaste 5. Se gou vir ons wat was die opdrag aan die span , hoeveel keer is hulle verplig om Saterdag te skop. Bevestig geen agterspeler mag vinniger as 7 kmh beweeg as hy die bal ontvang nie? Bevestig ons moet 3 skewe ingooi he? Bevestig daar MOET 5 strafskoppe uit die vasteskrum teen WP wees? Nee wat begin met die afrigtinspan en maak skoon....hulle het nou genoeg kans gehad. WP het uitstekende spelers maar elkeen speel op sy eie ...geen samespel nie. Die afrigtingspan blyk nie die vermoee te he om die spelers as n span af te rig nie.

  • denese.newby - 2012-08-29 17:29

    How would he feel if he had 10 or 11 off to the Bok Squad - like the Sharks and the Bulls!!!!!!!!!

      macziekpk - 2012-08-29 18:26

      Gio Aplon is too small will get annihilated

      press.enter.12 - 2012-08-29 21:36

      Only good thing about Aplon is his Springbok jersey is so small Luke Watson would have missed it in an expressive moment . . . .

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-08-29 18:06

    Weepee had better win this weekend, can't loose week in week out.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-29 18:33

      Mandy is nou weer heel spils....

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 19:50

      Ek sal haar verseker klim!

  • Tiaan Liebenberg - 2012-08-29 18:42

    First you go on about to few wp players in bok squad - now the call-ups are a problem. Just never satisfied

      ChrisinOz294 - 2012-08-29 23:57

      @Tiaan. Maybe you should read the whole article and not just the headline. AC is not complaining. He is just naming a fact that it makes planning difficult. Did you read the part where he said that their aim is to produce Springboks? It is disruptive to any side, Bulls, Sharks and WP are the all in the same boat. If you ask the other coaches they will have the same to say as AC. This is actually a non-article.

  • pierre.walt - 2012-08-29 21:00

    Slapgatte. die meeste bulls en sharks is al getrek. Hoekom het julle dan voorheen oor verteenwoordiging gekla?

  • randy.delport.9 - 2012-08-30 06:34

    Ek wens Alistair word opgeroep bok Groep toe!!

  • ivan.devries.7 - 2012-08-30 07:13

    Like i sed before WP wana beeeeeees Vrystaat

  • moregareth - 2012-08-30 09:34

    I think it's an even bigger blow to the Cheetahs to lose Goosen, but nothing on that from this Cape bias sport site.

  • Eddie.Minora - 2012-08-30 10:26

    Its time to urgently look at the coaching problem in the WP backline, Allister must make urgent changes to his backline coaching and stop protecting Robbie Fleck, please fire him, his useless!

  • shaun.neveling.9 - 2012-08-31 20:46

    Hierdie wp supporters is so anti Heyneke, indien hulle hierdie naweek verloor gaan hulle ook Meyer blameer omdat hy al hul spelers gevat het:-)

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