Catrakilis set for starting role
Demetri Catrakilis (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Demetri Catrakilis is likely to start at flyhalf for Western Province when they tackle the Free State Cheetahs in a Currie Cup game in Bloemfontein on Friday.
Catrakilis recently re-joined Western Province from Eastern Province after he left Cape Town to play for the Kings in this year's Super Rugby competition.
He came on as a substitute in WP's 19-13 win over Griquas at a wet Newlands last Friday.
And according to the Cape Times
, incumbent flyhalf Kurt Coleman will be rested with Catrakilis drafted into the starting team this week.
Coleman's goal-kicking was again dead-accurate on Friday, but he struggled with his tactical game - an area in which Catrakilis normally flourishes.
WP made the wrong tactical choices against Griquas and often tried to run the ball from every angle on a wet pitch, and were somewhat lucky to escape with a win.
Therefore, the tactically sound Catrakilis could just provide the correct stability in that regard against the Cheetahs.
WP are currently second on the overall Currie Cup log
, trailing the Sharks on points difference, while the Cheetahs lie fourth after a humiliating 50-26 loss
to the Durbanites over the weekend.Currie Cup fixtures:
Free State Cheetahs v Western Province - 17:05
Golden Lions v Sharks - 19:10Saturday:
Griquas v Blue Bulls - 14:00