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WP scramble for Bulls visit

2012-08-29 13:20

Cape Town - Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Saturday's Absa Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Newlands

Kick-off is at 19:10.

Coetzee has made seven changes - including one positional switch - to the side that suffered a last-gasp 23-26 loss to the Golden Lions last weekend.

The one positional change sees captain Deon Fourie shift to No 6 flank, as Siyabonga 'Scarra' Ntubeni starts at hooker, with WP having been forced to select a new-look loose trio.

With No 8 Duane Vermeulen called up the Springbok squad and flanks Siya Kolisi (thumb - out for the season) and Tyrone Holmes (AC Joint - one week) both out injured, Fourie will be partnered in the back row by fit-again hardman Rynhardt Elstadt (No 7) and Canadian Jebb Sinclair (No 8). In a final change to the pack, Deon Carstens has recovered from a broken nose and he will start at loosehead prop - allowing Steven Kitshoff to take a break on the bench.

In the backline, meanwhile, WP Under-21 star JP du Plessis will start at outside centre, following Juan de Jongh's Springbok recall. Experienced scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage will make his second start of the Currie Cup season, after two weeks of limited action as part of a rotational policy at scrumhalf, with Nic Groom coming on to the bench this week.

Joining Groom on the bench is Maties flank Helmut Lehmann (the WP Under-21 captain last season), whilst current Under-21 star Damian de Allende (centre/wing) is back on the bench after featuring as a replacement against Griquas in Round Two.

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 Fouchè, 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

Sport24

Comments
  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-08-29 13:30

    gaan n tight een wees, maar darm bietjie moed geskep na die Sharks vertoning!!! Blou Bul Groete

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-29 14:28

      Honestly guys with Mark Lawrence as ref there could be only one winner...

      Taurus.Blue1 - 2012-08-29 14:34

      Charlie, the ref is not ML Western Province vs Blue Bulls at Newlands Referee: Lourens van der Merwe Assistant referees: Jonathan Kaplan, Marc van Zyl Television match official: Johann Meuwesen

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-29 14:56

      Thx Taurus... that papsak Sakkie told me it's ML...little fooker he is....

      stompies.hattingh.5 - 2012-08-29 15:56

      Vanner Merwe! Nog erger!

      steyts - 2012-08-29 16:02

      jaco dit gaan nie tight wees nie want Duvenhage speel... So julle gaan net 30 sekondes op 'n slag gaan moet defend want op elke tweede losskrum SAL duvenhage die bal weg skop... En as dit tight is teen die einde dan het julle rerig geen probleem nie want dan hy verseker die bal vir julle skop!!! Dit kan ek vir jou 'n brief skryf!!!!

      bernard.ingram - 2012-08-29 18:27

      Do! You! Have! To! End! Every! Sentence! With! An! Exclamation! Mark! Papsak! Viskop!!!!!

      blou.johnny - 2012-08-30 00:04

      ....go Bulls...!! ....go Bulls..!!

  • chris.dutoit.399 - 2012-08-29 13:51

    How many players in the BB squad with WP/Maties experience?

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-08-29 13:59

      SUURGAT!!!! Join Isak in the fight please!!!

      steyts - 2012-08-29 16:05

      Chris met Duvenhage op die veld gaan die Bulle die naweek 16 spelers op die veld he en die WP net 14...

      blou.johnny - 2012-08-30 00:07

      ...die meeste jong spelers gaan speel vir die Bulle want die WP/Stormers koop gewoonlik net has-beens... ....en Duane Vermeulen kom van Nelspruit af...

  • jacques.duplessis.566148 - 2012-08-29 14:02

    Moet se, as n mens so na die spanne kyk, lyk die Bulle na die beter span. Hoop net die WP kan die een deurtrek Saterdag dis n belangrike game vir hulle.

  • michael.hendrickse.58 - 2012-08-29 14:08

    is Quinn Roux in Europe already?????

  • dirk.naude.12 - 2012-08-29 14:15

    I sure as hell hope WP sort their backline out, cause right now even Curling players display better attacking form and flair than Fleck's gang.

      steyts - 2012-08-29 16:00

      Dewald Duvenhage = PATHETIC!!! There is a MASSIVE problem for WP...

  • steyts - 2012-08-29 15:59

    Toemaar Bulle Dewaldt Duvenhage gaan op 80 minute die bal vir julle skop en da gaan julle wen.... Jis hy is USELESS!!!!!!!

      dirk.naude.12 - 2012-08-29 16:07

      Steys onthou jy nog hoe ons gese het dat Duvenhage die beste was, lol seker omdat hy teen Januarie gespeel het.

  • johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 16:24

    Another walk in the park for the mighty Bulls, our flagship team. Shame poor WP, they told us in April how they will win the Supercup and Curriecup this year, BWA HA HA HA. And as we all predicted, got hammered in the semi's and now with a 2 out of 3 loss record in the CC. Which will be 3 out of 4 come Sat evening JOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-08-29 16:58

      To summarize your rambling: "... Bulls, our ... JOKERS OF WORLD RUGBY"

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 17:13

      @stirrer 12th year cupless in CC, 17 yr in Super rugby. Say no more

  • LouisBok - 2012-08-29 19:53

    Ons moes en het daai een vir ons Leeubroers gee. Die nulle se Sadie en JJ gaan 2 pragdriee druk,dan oorweldig die New Caps hulle. WP 23 nulle 19. Ons het geen simpatie met die tappets nie.

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 19:59

      Foeitog Louis, gaan maak maar 'n einde aan als jong, niks kan jou red nie

      johan.spies.18 - 2012-08-29 23:22

      @Isak En jy hoort waar?

  • Vickela Mumby - 2012-08-30 03:13

    The bulls are coming!

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