Deon Fourie at flank for WP?

2011-09-19 22:39

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.

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  • Really - 2011-09-20 03:45

    Choking part of the season?

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-09-20 08:00

      Hier kom 'n LELEKE DENG!!!!! WP by 7+ WP jou LEKKER DENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Prooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovince!!!!!

      Really - 2011-09-20 08:12

      Lionel signed with the Bulls!

  • Brannas - 2011-09-20 06:56

    Panic stations for WeePee, The usual downward spiral towards the end of the competition has started. Nothing new.

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-09-20 08:03

      I think you must worry about your game against the Lions. It's going to be another LOooooooooNELY weekend in Pretoria??

      jk - 2011-09-20 08:30


      BlueRaven - 2011-09-20 10:40

      WP like the Sharks thought they only need to pitch up in Bloem and you thought you just need to pitch up at Loftus? I think this weekend will make for interesting rugby viewing :) Haak Vrystaat! Bulls give it horns!

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-09-20 11:59

      @Raven- Jy weet to self jou statement "Bulls give it horns" is eerder 'n GELOOFS UITSPRAAK as facts. You know, the Bulls can't beat the Lions, WP is the ONLY team that could beat the Lions's S15 team, and mind you with our u/19's(kitshoff, carr) and u/21's(JJ, Poolman, Sadie, Dimitri, Quin Roux, Fransie Malherbe, Kolisi etc).

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-20 13:14

      Yes you were the only team to beat the Lions so far, and we beat you.. Bulls give it horns! :)

      CliffB - 2011-09-20 17:23

      BlueRaven - I think if you remember I warned WP BLIKSEM on a few occasions , beware of the wounded Bull !!! That being done & dusted , Log remained the same thru places 1-6 !!!

  • Whoosa - 2011-09-20 07:34

    Pandamonia in the Wp all blacks camp! Once again panic sets in at the bussines part of the compo. I was under the impression that Province had to much tallent thats why they had to let players like Sadie JJ and Flouw go - you cant keep em all hey??? And what in the name of "tits on toast" is Dollie still doing being allowd to play CC rugby???

  • Zip23 - 2011-09-20 07:41

    See Fouries picture? After he heard Cronje got a Bulls contract, and you have to feel for the guy, I mean what more must he do to be considered for a call up to Pretoria? Every young players dream to have a stinit at the Bulls. Rugby Royalty.

      gooinat - 2011-09-20 07:47

      You guys are pathetic,who in there right minds would want to go and live in a place like Pretoria???? And for your info Fourie did play for the Bulls Craven week academy in 2004 and left because it was k.k

      Zip23 - 2011-09-20 07:56

      Was it k8k, or did he not get a contract? I know he is from Polokwane, dont be so agressive gooinat, it wasnt me, it was our rugby leader Heynecke.

      jk - 2011-09-20 08:32

      zipie- please stop talking bull...the guy is happy here...who in the right mind would want to live in pretoria??? and be part of a struggling rebuilding process...hes just been through it...

      Zip23 - 2011-09-20 08:51

      jk, its like saying who in their right minds would want to live in New York? People go there because of the opportunities, Cronje is going there for work. That, how ever foreign it may sound to people from the Western Cape, is what we do in Gauteng.

      jk - 2011-09-20 09:18

      work??whats that? the amount of time you put your stupid comments on here, you contridicting your work statement...

      Whoosa - 2011-09-20 11:54

      @ jk "and be part of a struggling rebuilding process...hes just been through it... " through it????? mate, hes part of a struggling, rebuilding, declining process...... Province has gone backwards al the way since the halfway mark of the s15

      jk - 2011-09-20 12:01

      whoosa- you must be as blind as a bat, and you surely dont follow wp rugby, or ant rugby for that matter!!! we went through 6 flyhalfs, 3 hookers, 4 scrumhalfs, 5 centres, and you tell me without a propper system and building process...wake up my china, with all that, we still 2nd on the log, and with all that we made it further than any other SA team...wake up, or just leavr this forum...cause you got no clue what you talking about!!!!

      Zip23 - 2011-09-20 12:39

      JK, sorry I took so long, had work to do:) Judging the agression from gooinat and you especially, me thinks you are feeling the heat. The skrif is on the wall, hey. The cheeters will not let this opportunity pass them by.

      jk - 2011-09-20 14:03

      let the fs come...they dealing with a wounded super stormer!!!

      jk - 2011-09-20 14:11

      zippie- i would like to see the bulle lending players from the pumas if you have 11 injuries....

  • Kaapie - 2011-09-20 09:45

    This kind of stupidity irks me.. He has two great flanks in Kolisis and Carr with Louw coming back from injury and he wants to pick a hooker at flank!! like picking Duvies @ flyhalf. And I can go on about poor selections..

  • wplife - 2011-09-20 10:40

    It’s amazing on how the bull bulls’ supports are always quick to comment on how bad WP and the Cheaters players are. But they are the first to buy the players form this provinces. Where are the Bull Bulls under 21’s and 19’s?

      jk - 2011-09-20 10:47

      bulle is n nul in my

      Gert - 2011-09-20 10:56

      @wplife Die meerderheid bloubul ondersteuner (nie almal nie) het maar min tussen die ore - dus vergewe hulle 'n Sprekende voorbeeld van hul onnoselheid is die feit dat hulle graag wil hê dat die Vrystaat moet wen. As ('n groot AS) die Vrystaat wen, verswak dit die bulle se kanse verder om die haqlfeindstryd te haal.

      jk - 2011-09-20 11:32

      gert- presies...hulle laaik nie baie van die dink deng nie...PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!

      Kaapie - 2011-09-20 12:17

      They bought the WP and Cheetah's juniors and then they realise their talent spotters aint that great..

      Zip23 - 2011-09-20 12:44

      I have to object to JK's homophobic rant. Especially coming from someone living in one of the gay capitals of the world. Bad taste buddy, bad.

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-20 13:34

      Ag ou Gert as n Blou Bul ondersteuner gun ek ons bure die Leeus hulle tyd in die son, wat die WP vs Cheetahs game aanbetref, wel hoe sal ek dit tog nou stel, my span kan nie verwag en hoop ander spanne moet verloor net sodat ons n beter kans het nie, hulle moet leer om van die 1ste game af te speel. Buitendien na ek hoeveel keer op die blog moes lees dat n WP vs Sharks final n uitgemaakte saak is, kan ek net se.. HAAK VRYSTAAT! :p

      Oukoos - 2011-09-20 14:11

      Wat het oor jou lewe geloop, BLUERAVEN. So ek ek mos nie die aartsoptimis nie. Wil jy nou wragtag vertel dat jy reken die Blou Bulle het nie meer 'n kans om die 2011-Curriebeker nie? Nee man, waar daar lewe is, is daar hoop (hoe klein ook al)

      jk - 2011-09-20 14:14

      raven- waarom bepaal jy jouself asseblif nie by jou eie span se probleme nie.... julle bulle moet altyd die simpelste onnoselste goed kwyt raak!!

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-20 16:12

      Ag dankie Oukoos ons bly hoop, maar ek is realisties oor my span se kanse die jaar. Die Bokke verskaf ons nou soveel plesier dat nie eers my span se swak seisoen dit kan demp nie :) Ps ek is versigtig optimisties oor Saterdag se wedstryd teen die Leeus.

      BlueSilver - 2011-09-20 16:13

      Die Leeus is op die stadium die beste span week na week! Ek sou egter nie die Bulle so gou afskryf nie! Go Cheetahs, vryf verder sout in WP se wonde!! @jk, partykeer moet die Bulle onnosel goed kwytraak sodat mense soos jy dit kan verstaan! @Oukoos, ek stem saam, waar daar lewe is, is daar hoop en ons almal weet hoe gevaarlik die Bulle is as hulle rug teen die muur is!! Go BULLE!!

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-20 16:27

      Blue ek dink nie daar is enige onnosel goed kwyt geraak nie! Die Bulle moet leer om nie alles tot die laaste te los nie, genade! Die oomblik wat jy moet begin hoop en bid n ander span verloor sodat jou span deur kan gaan het jy moeilikheid! Laat dit vir die Bulle en ou Pine n les wees. Go Bulls! Give it horns!

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-20 17:09

      Ok, as ek nou weer na die log en die wedstryde wat oorbly kyk mag die Bulle dalk net die semi's maak... Go Bulls!

  • Jan - 2011-09-22 08:32

    Ai ek sien hier is 'n klompie kenners op die blog. Hulle ken net so kol kol, maw f***ol

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