Currie Cup

Fourie named WP skipper

2012-08-08 12:53
Deon Fourie (File)
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

Read more on:    currie cup  |  deon fourie  |  cape town  |  rugby
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
56 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
  • Blitz
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @00:00
  • SS1
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @01:00
  • SS2
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @02:00
  • SS3
    Mon, 24 Nov 2014 @03:00
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
05 August 2016
Boland Cavaliers v Free State XV, TBC 15:00
Blue Bulls v Western Province, Pretoria 17:10
Pumas v Cell C Sharks XV, Nelspruit 19:20
06 August 2016
Griquas v Xerox Golden Lions, Kimberley 15:00
12 August 2016
Xerox Golden Lions v Boland Cavaliers, Johannesburg 17:00
Cell C Sharks XV v Griquas, Durban 19:10
13 August 2016
EP Kings v Pumas, Port Elizabeth 15:00
Free State XV v Blue Bulls, Bloemfontein 17:10
19 August 2016
Western Province v Free State XV, Cape Town 17:00
Blue Bulls v Xerox Golden Lions, Pretoria 19:20
20 August 2016
Griquas v EP Kings, Kimberley 14:10
Boland Cavaliers v Cell C Sharks XV, TBC 15:00
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

The new-look Currie Cup format for 2016 is,

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 103rd Tour de France is all systems GO! Follow the pain, struggles and ultimate joy as the world's best riders put their talents to the test over 21 stages.

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

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