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Fourie named WP skipper

2012-08-08 12:53

Cape Town - Nine players will make their Absa Currie Cup debuts for Western Province when they take on the Sharks in a first-round match at Newlands on Saturday (kick-off is at 19:10).
 
Deon Fourie, who will start in the No 6 jersey, was on Wednesday confirmed as WP captain for the 2012 Currie Cup season and he will have a raft of 'new' players around him this weekend.
 
Backs Gerhard van den Heever, JP du Plessis and Burton Francis all played in the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament for the Stormers this year, but will be on debut for WP in the Currie Cup, along with forwards Jebb Sinclair, Don Armand, Tyrone Holmes and Deon Carstens.
 
Starting centre Du Plessis and reserves Wilhelm van der Sluys and Damian de Allende have all played for the Western Province Under-21 team this season and follow in the footsteps of Springbok squad members, Eben Etzebeth and Siya Kolisi, as players who are still eligible for the WP Under-21 side at present.
 
Thirteen members of the WP matchday squad faced up to the Sharks in their recent Super Rugby clash at this selfsame venue, whilst eight players represented the victorious Vodacom Cup side at some point this year.
 
"It's important to get off to a good start in the competition irrespective of who you play and home games are particular importance too," said Allister Coetzee, the Western Province head coach.
 
"We won 14 from 17 (in the Super Rugby season) which shows that there is not a lot wrong and we will definitely not try and re-invent the wheel during the Currie Cup season."
 
Teams:

Western Province:

 
15. Joe Pietersen, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. JP du Plessis, 12. Marcel Brache, 11. Gio Aplon, 10. Burton Francis*
9. Dewaldt Duvenage, 8. Jebb Sinclair, 7. Tyrone Holmes, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Don Armand, 3. Frans Malherbe
2. Tiaan Liebenberg, 1. Deon Carstens
 
Substitutes: 16. Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17. Brok Harris, 18. JC Kritzinger, 19. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Gary van Aswegen, 22. Damian de Allende

Sharks:

TBA

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Comments
  • harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 12:58

    After Duane this must be the dumbest looking oke ever.

      Cliff - 2012-08-08 13:01

      After you , you look the dumbest !!!

      Cliff - 2012-08-08 13:02

      You must have a terrible life , always on the WP / Stormers articles even though you seem to detest them .

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 13:12

      Yes, I absolutely hate ripping off you lot.

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-08-08 13:14

      Duane liebenberg =Dumb and Dumber!

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 13:21

      Fourie doesn't hit rucks, but looks like his face was hit with the ugly spade

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 13:22

      Duane and Fourie should go to Japan

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 13:25

      He fell out of the ugly tree and was hit with every branch.

      pomene.stormer - 2012-08-08 13:25

      The worst of it all neither Deon nor Duanne ever looked at this dumb twit Harold.lloyd.520 - he is just dreaming about them hoping they will look his way one day !!! So dom soos grond sou ek se !!!

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 13:30

      Hope he got the number plate...

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 13:38

      He probably couldn't read the plate.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 14:00

      http://cdn.gajitz.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/chances-of-surviving-zombie-infection.jpg Think he was bitten by these

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 14:19

      Don't think so. They don't look like stupid zombies.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 16:11

      William was a wise man, for sure.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 16:24

      Nick Mallet: "The Stormers will win the super 15 this year" Allister Coetzee "Next year..." Nienaber: "F it, I'm going home, go coach a championship winning team"

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-08-08 18:19

      @nick.mullet.35 another lame attempt at a fake FB profile by DomTom.RetardiveDyskynesia.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 18:32

      Shoosh are you also a member of MENSA? Mr Sharp as a Marble. I take credit for tom.tardis (now banned) and Mike Barmby. Nick Mullet is my new alias. Please accept this and move on

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-08-08 22:34

      @nick.mullet.35 you must be short on vocabulary as you posted this same comment on the "Butch, CJ boost for Lions" article.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-09 09:45

      Shoosh are you also a member of MENSA? Mr Sharp as a Marble. I take credit for tom.tardis (now banned) and Mike Barmby. Nick Mullet is my new alias. Please accept this and move on

  • johan.arendse.90 - 2012-08-08 13:02

    and p.spies is third.hehehehehehhehe

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 13:11

      Your comment might have had an effect, if it was actually in the right place.

  • jed.vonallemann - 2012-08-08 13:14

    Harold, like I said before they look like Brain Surgeons compared to the Bulls players.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 13:47

      http://nas.nasonline.org/site/PageServer?pagename=AAHP_Database_Bio_Canady That's a brain surgeon Who looks like that? The Stormers? oH Yeah, thats about right...

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-08-08 18:20

      @nick.mullet.35 Yet another lame comment by fake DomTom.RetardiveDyskynesia.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 19:04

      Shoosh are you also a member of MENSA? Mr Sharp as a Marble. I take credit for tom.tardis (now banned) and Mike Barmby. Nick Mullet is my new alias. Please accept this and move on

      shooshyu.tu - 2012-08-08 22:28

      @nick.mullet.35 repeated comment shows lack of intellect & require antacids.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-09 09:46

      Shoosh are you also a member of MENSA? Mr Sharp as a Marble. I take credit for tom.tardis (now banned) and Mike Barmby. Nick Mullet is my new alias. Please accept this and move on

      Stormkaap - 2012-08-09 14:28

      It seems the only comments that harold and dom tom can make is about peoples looks. The vain sods looking for attention. Obviously some self esteem issues

  • Ettiene - 2012-08-08 13:18

    a team full of planke!!! hahahaha

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-08-08 13:26

      The planke that moer the Bulls.

      pomene.stormer - 2012-08-08 13:27

      Maybe, maar dis rhodesian teak .....................m.a.w. harde planke ........baie harde planke !!!!!!!!!!!

      blou.johnny - 2012-08-08 13:39

      ....zero Super cups.... ....zero Currie cups... ....11 years.... ....and counting... .he he he he he he he he he he he he he he...!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-08-08 16:18

      Bulls supporters 100 years of being classless common idiots

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 16:26

      100 years common and classless, 3 super trophies and everything else as well 100 years Stormers supporters - classy and snooty and elegant, 1 Vodacom cup and 2 condolence cups

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-08-08 16:34

      ah typical Bull thick as pig sh@t would rather be classless moron, oh well what can one expect from them

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 17:07

      Rather be a championship team with no class than an also ran slash choker team and be classy The trophies don't discriminate using a caste system

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-08-08 13:47

    Kan nie wag vir die naweek sodat die CC kan begin! Elstadt bietjie van n probleem wat uit is maar kom ons kyk wat gebeur en tyd vir die nuwe tallent om jul ding te wys,jou lekker ding...

  • yagyah.rabin - 2012-08-08 14:28

    Bulls supporters have nothing better to do?

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 14:55

      No.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 16:26

      than be awesome?

  • Stormkaap - 2012-08-08 14:40

    Clearly there are some people who dont know anything about rugby..comment a an article about juksei or toutrek.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 14:55

      I agree.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 16:27

      What are you doing here then Stormkaap? Go comment on toutrek then, what are you waiting for?

      Stormkaap - 2012-08-09 09:46

      That is for sood.. play some jukskei with your idol S[ies

  • johan.vandeventer.58 - 2012-08-08 15:31

    What a crap team! francis at fly half?!!! what a joke! well when you have a clown like allistair as a coach what do you expect??!!!! Chokers alert!!!!! i think Gary Van Aswegen is the luckiest guy on earth...he gets paid for being injured the man is constantly injured yet he always sneaks a spot in the team..CAN YOU SAY FAVOURITISIM?!!!

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 17:09

      Francis and Van Asswagon....go to Japan

  • stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-08-08 15:34

    Man alive how retarded are Bulls supporters, the article heading clearly says its an article about WP. But these common sloping forehead idiots still have to comment.

      harold.lloyd.520 - 2012-08-08 16:11

      You better believe it.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 16:28

      The downfall of the WP franchise is one of the most entertaining things in the whole world

      hansieenelmien.myburgh - 2012-08-08 16:30

      Hahahaha!!!! Steven, it's because they are actually closet WP/Stormer supporters. They can't make any positive comments about any team. Just go and check the reports about Sharks/Cheetahs/etc. Most probably some Brakpan boys with brain freeze.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-08 17:19

      I can make positive comments about other teams The Cheetahs have a lot of heart The Sharks were the best SA team in the super 15 The Lions played well to win the Currie Cup The Griquas play in a lovely shade of green The Bulls are awesome The Stormers choke with style

  • bfvillet - 2012-08-08 16:51

    WP jou lekker ding it all starts again on saterday sorry forgot the bulls kick it off on friday will be interesting to see how the bulls and sharks do with the loss of the bulk of their players to national duty

  • amkock - 2012-08-09 08:35

    Is Elstadt injured? Why is he not in the team?

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