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Coetzee lauds WP's response

2012-09-23 19:00

Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee was relieved to get another win under the belt after his side thumped Griquas 45-21 in Cape Town on Saturday night.

A free-running WP outfit, bouncing back from a defeat to the Sharks the week before, enjoyed a great dress rehearsal ahead of next week's clash against Currie Cup log leaders the Golden Lions.

Province ran in six tries at Newlands in a performance that was spoiled only by numerous handling errors throughout the match.

"It was the sort of response that we were looking for after last week's defeat," Coetzee said.

"It was a great comeback and the players wore the jersey with pride today.

"We knew that Griquas were dangerous when you offer them width but we've noted our lapses when we let them in for their tries.

"It's something that we'll be working on because other teams will also try to exploit that weakness."

Coetzee said the team was in a rebuilding phase, with their sights set on next year's Super Rugby season.

"The youngsters are settling down well and they are playing with a fair amount of understanding of our game plan," he said.

"We are trying a few things in this competition which we want to take into Super Rugby next year."

WP skipper Deon Fourie said the key to their performance was sticking to their game plan when the temptation was to run the ball at every opportunity.

"In this game we placed huge emphasis on staying with our structures on defence and attack," Fourie said.

"It was a game where one could easily veer from the game plan but for most of the way the team remained focussed.

"The pressure we exerted created those intercept opportunities and we did well to exploit it when it was on.

"Our front row really put their hands up today, and although they are all still Under-21s, we don't see them as youngsters anymore."

Griquas entered the match on the back of a sequence of victories over the Lions, Bulls and Sharks, but they failed to cope with a WP side who were enterprising but compact on defence.

"It's something that we'll have to think about but there are times when you need to kick rather than run the ball," said Griquas coach Pote Human.

"The two interceptions which resulted in tries for Province were huge setbacks, and we never recovered.

"Province were physically better and took us on. It's going to be a real battle now to reach the semis.

"We'll have to do better at decision making, step up our physicality and improve our defence going forward.

"We are getting some players back for next week's derby against the Cheetahs and that's encouraging.

"For us it's all or nothing in the weeks ahead."

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Comments
  • hoffjw - 2012-09-23 19:47

    Please toetie...NIC GROOM should be an autmatic first choice

  • spyker.oflanagan - 2012-09-23 20:06

    Klomp vuilgatte.

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-23 20:21

      @dronk isak Hoeveel bekers het die WP gewen vandat die Bulle in die komeptisie speel? (onthou, net die antwoord)

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-23 20:34

      @dom bobbejaan Isak Antwoord die vraag asseblief

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-23 20:56

      Die vraag is "VANDAT DIE BULLE SPEEL, 1939" Atwoord!

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-23 22:43

      ....haasbek Kaapse Narre...!!

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-09-24 08:54

      Hoeveel S14/15 troefees het die Bulle gewen vandat die Rebels begin speel het? Want jou argument sĂȘ mos die bekers tel nie as al die spanne nie speel nie....net 'n antwoord asb. Geen opstelletjies nie, net 'n antwoord...

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-24 15:14

      @Hugo Klaasen If you want to compare the Bulls with the Rebels then absolutely, you have to start when both have played. Thanks for asking the question and confirming that this is the only way to compare teams. The Rebels joined in 2011, so since then the Bulls have won zero and the Rebels zero. Enige iets anders wat dokter jou mee kan help?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-24 19:12

      @dronk Isak Soos ek voorheen gese het, ek erken ALLE bekers wat die WP gewen het en erken dat hulle die meeste sover het. Maak dit hulle meer suksesvol as die Bulle? Nee, want die Bulle het meer bekers as die WP gewen in dieselfde tydperk. Ek hoop daar's nog 'n CEO by jou company want jy is seer sekerlik die domste mees useless een wat ek ooit van gehoor het. Jy kan dan nie eers behoorlik lees nie. Tipiese CEO's het of 'n MBA of gewoonlik 2 grade/doktersgraad etc. Kan jy asseblief vir ons vertel in wat jy jou doktersgraad gedoen het of waar jy jou MBA gedoen het?

  • dowwe.duane - 2012-09-23 20:14

    He lauded the ref as well who turned a blind eye on 2 intercept tries from off-side positions, one try from a forward pass and one after a knock. Allister said the breakfast he bought the ref today was one of the better ones he had in a while

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-09-23 20:18

      Dis deur hulle gecheatery dat hulle kieringtjies braai die afgelope 11 jaar.

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-09-23 22:16

      n Boertjie met n Bok jersey het seker vir caravan gemoer. Dis hoekom hy die whities so haat.

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-24 15:43

      dowwe what about that high tackle in the corner.. Was defintly a penalty try even your faithfull mr Matfield said so

      malcolm.lindsaypayne - 2012-09-25 13:57

      Bulls lucky to have beaten the Cheetahs -Cheetahs should have been awarded a penalty try against the bulls so who turned a blind eye????

  • blou.johnny - 2012-09-23 22:59

    ...Allister Coetzee and Ricky January must be drinking buddies... ...because Allister Coetzee is getting fatter by the day...!!

  • nkwe.mahlanghu - 2012-09-24 09:26

    WP won 22 of their 32 Currie Cups while playing against their B team. When TVL joined the Currie Cup they klapped the joiners(WP). All you WP hensoppers should read "Fees van die ongenooides" by PG Du Plessis to see how lowly Cape people were and still are.

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-24 10:18

      ..toothless Cape Clowns.... ..cupless thugs...

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-24 11:11

      and how many teams hold 5consecutive cc wins? and that's while tvl and bulls and what ever other province you want in . yes no other province has done that have they?and affor you say that's years ago lets look at recent times which team ain't performed in last two years and will more than likely miss play offs again and would also end up playing a relegation match against kings which would happen when the stars are still on year end duty for bokke. hmmm bet the kings are singing . . . we are marching to pretoria . . .

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-24 11:11

      and how many teams hold 5consecutive cc wins? and that's while tvl and bulls and what ever other province you want in . yes no other province has done that have they?and affor you say that's years ago lets look at recent times which team ain't performed in last two years and will more than likely miss play offs again and would also end up playing a relegation match against kings which would happen when the stars are still on year end duty for bokke. hmmm bet the kings are singing . . . we are marching to pretoria . . .

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-24 15:17

      @paul How many teams have won the Supercup, Curriecup and Vodacomcup in one year? (then again, the poor stompies have never won the Supercup)

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-24 15:40

      ok dowwe drol, england SA en NZ het die RWC 2 keer al gewen..Se jy nou vir my is England net so goed soos SA en NZ?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-24 16:18

      @eden Hi foeitog oubaas se honne, jy wil jou ou meisietjie stemmetjie hier kom dikmaak maar jy ken nie eers die basiese feite nie. Van wanneer af het Engeland die RWC twee keer gewen? Nou kruip jy soos 'n nagadder op jou maag terug en vra vir dokter omverskoning

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-24 16:45

      well i don't foresee the bulls achieving that feat again! and don't say its cause all your players retired. . the old players never made play offs last year. wp needs to move from newlands to greenpoint cause the trophy cabinet larger there cause in the next few years its gonna get packed full and then yout guys can put your tea cups in your one at moftus!

  • moederstad.wp - 2012-09-24 20:40

    Maybe Cheeky Watson can appoint Allister and Ricky then we might get a decent coach again, or we can ask Blou Johnny and to assist him dowwe duanne they might even do a better job !!!

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