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Boks a massive boost for WP

2011-10-20 20:37

Johannesburg - Western Province's team fortheir semi-final clash with the Golden Lions, at Coca-Cola on Saturday has been bolstered with six Springboks.

Province hooker Tiaan Liebenberg, who captained the side for most of the season, said the international stars would provide a massive boost after injuries hampered their progress throughout the campaign.

"It gives us massive confidence to have them back in a game like a semi-final," he said.

"I know they are still bummed about what happened at the World Cup, but this is also an opportunity for them to end the season on a high."

Liebenberg said the Lions would provide a stern test as this season’s form side targeted their first Currie Cup title in 12 years.

"We played the Lions quite recently and that game gave us a good idea of what we need to work on and improve on this weekend," Liebenberg said.

"They play brilliant attacking rugby and also have some Boks back, like Butch James, CJ van der Linde and Wikus van Heerden."

The clash at Coca-Cola Park kicks off at 17:00 on Saturday.

Teams:

Golden Lions:
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 CJ Van der Linde

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Warren Whiteley, 19 Cobus Grobbelaar/Jaco Kriel, 20 Butch James, 21 Dylan Des Fountain, 22 James Kamana

Western Province:
15  Gio Aplon, 14 JJ Engelbrecht, 13 Jaque Fourie, 12 Jean De Villiers, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Schalk Burger (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 JC Kritzinger

Substitutes: 16 Deon Fourie, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Tertius Daniller, 19 Pieter Louw, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Conrad Jantjes

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Comments
  • Burtfred - 2011-10-20 21:54

    Lions facing the real WP - rabbits in headlights!

      Burtfred - 2011-10-21 07:29

      So FUF, which cup did the Lions win?

      Fuf - 2011-10-21 15:06

      @Burtfred Bulls my team, they've won everything on the planet the last decade

  • Fuf - 2011-10-20 22:09

    Their Boks also played in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Bwa Ha

      Ken - 2011-10-20 22:22

      Not bad Fuffie!!!......LOL!!! Go Lions!

  • Dawie - 2011-10-21 05:54

    Terwyl sekere grootbek Bulls supporters dit goed dink om konstant reaksie uit te lok op die WP berigte deur almal te beledig het ek dit goedgedink om hulle aan die volgende te herinner; Datum: 22 Oktober 2011 Plek: Menlyn Shopping Centre Dak Parkering Tyd: 12h00 Event: Bulls Familie Saamtrek Doel: Massa verwyder van "Bulls are Champions" plakkers en ander plakkers asook plastiek namaalsels van Bul testis van alle sleepstange Toegang: Ten minste een kaartjie wat bewys jy was regtig in 2011 op Loftus Ander: Jy kan die volgende items saambrink en gratis omruil; - Elke stel Bul testis oorbelle vir n pakkie rennies, - Elke neusring van groter as 30mm in deursnee vir n opblaas haai, - Elke stel Bul Horings wat nie op n hardehoed ge-mount is nie vir n vars snoek, - Elke stel Bul Horings wat wel op n hardehoed ge-mount is vir n toegang kaartjie na die Leeu Park, - Elke Blou Bul onderbroek sonder merke vir n Nasional Kruger Park voorskoot, - Elke Blou Bul vlag vir ses weggooi doeke - Elke Bloubul rugby trui vir twee kaartjies na die semi-final later die middag op die big screen, Vanaf 14h00 sal kaartjies verkoop word op die perseel sodat julle kan toegang kry om die twee sem-final games op die big screen te kyk (jammer opleiding kos geld !!)

      Dawie - 2011-10-21 16:17

      At least sien ek darem ook die humor in die saak en het ek nie nodig om te beledig om aandag te trek nie ne ???

  • dave.cohen2 - 2011-10-21 06:13

    Who cares about Western Province anyway?

      Dawie - 2011-10-21 06:18

      The guys commenting on this article - who else my friend ???

      wenwe - 2011-10-21 08:11

      Once we done with our Lion steaks ... just want to ask when the sushi bar is opening at kings park ...

  • Kevin - 2011-10-21 07:57

    8 springboks vs 2 so there can be no excuses fro wp when thay get beat

  • richard.vonschumann - 2011-10-21 09:13

    At least WP are still in the competition! They had many injuries and the Springboks away at the RWC. They showed a lot of character through the season to make it to the semis. The bulls only started playing rugby when it was too late. I wouldn't mind if the Lions beat us this week, but as long as it isn't the bulls. I think the Bulls players are cool and I support them 100% when they play for the Boks, but their supporters are a bunch of arrogant idiots!!! This blog says it all when you read the comments of the Bulls supporters.

  • Douglas - 2011-10-21 09:29

    " GO LIONS!!!!! "

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