Currie Cup

Deon Fourie at flank for WP?

2011-09-19 22:39
Deon Fourie (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says he is considering picking hooker Deon Fourie at flank for their clash against the Free State Cheetahs at Newlands on Saturday.

Coetzee is unhappy with the amount of possession his charges gave away in their 28-20 defeat to the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld over the weekend.

"We will have to be much more accurate if we want to beat Free State on Saturday. We gave away possession far too frequently," Coetzee told Die Burger newspaper.

Against the Bulls, Province lost possession of the ball on 23 occasions, and stole balls from their rivals only 10 times.

"We have developed a wonderful attacking mindset and get excited once we have the ball, but if you concede possession so often, you make it very hard on yourself," said Coetzee.

Apart from losing the ball on the ground numerous times, most of the penalties they conceded were also due to transgressions in the tight loose. Therefore, the coach is pondering the though of trying out his explosive hooker, Fourie, as a flank.

"Deon naturally plays towards the ball and it's an exciting idea to let him play at flank.

"However, it is a critical part in the season, and even though he could prove to be valuable (at flank), he probably won't be able to fulfil the necessary requirements for the full 80 minutes.

"But we have to do what is needed to ensure our possession is better protected," said Coetzee.

Fourie - who went to Pietersburg High School and played Craven Week for the Limpopo Blue Bulls in 2004 - played flank at school until his Grade 11 year.

So don't be surprised to see Fourie strut his stuff at the side of the scrum at some time during Saturday's clash.

Click HERE for the latest Currie Cup odds on BET.CO.ZA

NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
37 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

Device lets disabled people talk through their nose

A device that converts nose breaths into speech will open new doors for people with Parkinson’s or motor neuron disease.

 
 

For chic geeks...

It’s THIS easy for someone to steal your ATM pin!
This is why you should install iOS 8
17 photo illusions that look so real
Check out the speed of this robo-cheetah!
Fixtures
19 September 2014
Golden Lions v Pumas, Johannesburg 19:10
20 September 2014
Eastern Province Kings v Free State Cheetahs, Port Elizabeth 15:00
Western Province v Griquas, Cape Town 15:00
Blue Bulls v Sharks, Pretoria 17:05
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

After 4 rounds of this year's Absa Currie Cup, who's your favourite for the title?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.