Catrakilis to start on bench
Demetri Catrakilis (Gallo Images)
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Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee
has announced his team for Friday evening's Currie Cup clash against Griquas at Newlands in Cape Town.
Lock De Kock Steenkamp will again lead the WP side into battle, in the absence of injured skipper Deon Fourie, with coach Coetzee making just two changes from last weekend's brave 29-18 win
at Loftus Versfeld.
Rohan Kitshoff will start in the No.6 jersey - with Rynhardt Elstadt starting at No.7 - with the coach opting for a fetcher in his loose trio in the absence of Michael Rhodes
who has been suspended for one match following last Saturday's clash against the Blue Bulls.
WP Under-21 stars, Rayn Smid and captain Josh Katzen (both of whom are loose forwards), will sit on the bench this week with Province opting for a five/two split between forwards and backs, scrumhalf Louis Schreuder and fit-again flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis
the two backs named amongst the replacements.
Flyhalf Gary van Aswegen, who was on the bench against the Bulls, is out for two weeks with a knee injury.
"The 2013 Absa Currie Cup competition is far from over," said Coetzee.
"You don't want to be remembered as the team that beat the Bulls in Pretoria and lost at home the next.
"This is a good Griquas side and you have to respect them - this is the best possible side we have selected (for this match)."
Kick-off is at 19:10.
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. Rohan Kitshoff, 5. De Kock Steenkamp (captain), 4. Taz Fuzani, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Michael Willemse, 17. Brok Harris
, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Rayn Smid, 20. Josh Katzen, 21. Louis Schreuder, 22. Demetri CatrakilisGriquas:
15. Gouws Prinsloo, 14. Nico Scheepers, 13. Jean Stemmet, 12. Howard Mnisi, 11. Rocco Jansen, 10. Francois Brummer, 9. Jacques Coetzee, 8. Leon Karemaker, 7. Burger Schoeman, 6. Marnus Schoeman , 5. Jaco Nepgen, 4. Rory Arnold, 3. Nick Schonert, 2. Ryno Barnes (Captain), 1. Steph Roberts
Substitutes: 16. Matthew Dobson, 17. Brummer Badenhorst, 18. Patrick O’Brien, 19. RJ Liebenberg, 20. Marnus Hugo, 21. Du Randt Gerber, 22. Richard Lawson
Referee: Lourens van der Merwe