More injury worries for WP

2011-10-03 18:52

Herman Mostert

Cape Town - Western Province's injury curse has struck again after their impressive Currie Cup victory over the Sharks in Durban over the weekend.

Promising 21-year-old fullback, Heinrich Steyl, will miss the rest of the season after breaking both bones in his leg at the Shark Tank on Saturday. It was confirmed on Monday that Steyl will be sidelined for about nine months.

Steyl - who left the field in the first half in Durban - was replaced at fullback by Conrad Jantjes. Jantjes was initially named on the Province bench after suffering from a slight niggle. He completed the game in Durban but is also in doubt for Saturday's clash against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.

However, the WP coaches will be more worried about the availability of scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage. Duvenage was the hero for Province on Saturday - scoring a 78th minute try to snatch a 15-10 victory - but injured his ankle in the process of scoring and could miss this weekend's action.

His ankle is bruised and he will be given as much time as possible to recover.

It wasn't all bad news for the Capetonians on Monday though. Centre Johann Sadie - who started from the bench on Saturday due to a slight thigh niggle - will be available for the trip to Johannesburg, while prop JC Kritzinger should also be ready after he injured his shoulder against the KwaZulu-Natalians.

Reserve scrumhalf Nick Groom (knee), flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis (bicep) and loose forward Nick Koster (neck) are all expected to be available for selection this week after respective injury lay-offs.

WP currently occupy fourth sport on the log standings with 36 points, three ahead of the fifth placed Blue Bulls. After their clash against the Lions, they conclude their round-robin phase with a home game against the Pumas.


  • oukoos - 2011-10-03 19:27

    Is there anything more nauseating than WP excuses? On and on and on over decades now. You not good enough, please shut up

      Logoll - 2011-10-03 19:57

      Not good enough for what ? We beat the Sharks and nobody is making excuses it's simply a report on the injuries.

      MrMojoRisin - 2011-10-03 19:59

      Yeah, most of those fat lard Blue Bull supporters . . . man those people are zef.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-10-03 20:27

      @Koos.....Do you also have a ring through your nose?

      Jasoneye - 2011-10-03 21:35

      Im a big province supporter but we are not doing these youngsters any good bringing them in to the Currie Cup Straight from clubs and Varsities...........................They are getting injured because they are not conditioned enough. I really feel for these guys.

      Kleinboet - 2011-10-03 21:44

      The false oukoos is lifting his head again. Ignore him.

      Punter - 2011-10-04 07:05

      Yes YOU

      CliffB - 2011-10-04 07:07

      oukoos : Yes olg FAKE F^&K, You are , As Logoli says , no excuses , just an injury report , to someone lingering in 5th position , begging for scraps from far better teams !!!

  • PureAwesomeness - 2011-10-03 19:29

    Headlines in future press: "WP D-Team wins Currie Cup, Sharks and Bulls fire coaches" GO WP!!!

      oukoos - 2011-10-03 19:44

      @pureawesomeness You won't put money on that will you?

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-03 20:11

      @Pure- Spot on. That will be the Headline " WP D team win the 2011 Currie Cup", what a heading??? WP jy BLY maar net 'n LEKKER DENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! @oudoos- Go to HELL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-03 20:28

      WPBLIKSEM - dis ons fake vriend van Canada alweer - dom soos grond !!!!

      PureAwesomeness - 2011-10-03 21:08

      oudoos, I would put a lot of money on that

      oukoos - 2011-10-03 22:36

      @Pureawesome How much? Can i copy and check back with you end of oct?

      CliffB - 2011-10-04 07:14

      Northern Stormer: WATCH OUT Thats the great Canadian Specialist , he will operate on you !!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-04 17:36

      @CliffB - Maybe I am wrong but to me it seems as if BulvanBulle & oudoos (fake) is the same person because they utter the same verbal diaree and more or less at the same time as well. He can't operat his ass my friend - to dig and dof to reach I would say !!!

      Oukoos - 2011-10-04 20:37

      @Northern brain surgeon It seems to you??? HA HA HA Not exactly rocket science to figure that out, did you finish high school?

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-06 16:50

      Well Gosie jy is so skaam vir die verbal diaree wat jy aanmekaar uitblaker dat ons nie meer kan tred hou met jou wegkruip aliases nie - ploeter voort klontkop !!!!

  • AllBlue - 2011-10-03 20:20

    Go Lions!! Bulls will take 4th spot after this weekend

  • Northern Stormer - 2011-10-03 20:38

    It took them two days to switch their computers on and the verbal diarree is flowing again - oukoss (fake) & NilvanTrille !!!

      oukoos - 2011-10-03 22:49

      @Northern physicist Baie dankie daar vir die humor weer, die hele blog skater weer vir jou. Jy's regtig talentvol

      Northern Stormer - 2011-10-05 06:30

      Uiteindelik het jy een goeie comment gemaak wat korrek is dom e_ _ er !!!

  • Hansie - 2011-10-03 21:32

    These WP team amazes me week after week. I thought they would be lower than Griquas by now. They just manage to get the worse out of their opponents. Just a message to all the cheetah supporters out there: WP maybe fourth and might not make the semi's, but they NEVER EVER lead 25-11 with 8 minutes to go and then drew the game. SHAME!!!!!! WP JOU LEKKER DING!!! Julle mag dalk die CC 10 jaar laas gwen het, maar julle bly my span.

      Kleinboet - 2011-10-03 21:51

      Dis reg, Hansie, dis 'n span met karakter; mens kan hom ondersteun al verloor hy ook. Sekere spanne ryg glo bekers in vir 'n aardigheid - as mens hulle ondersteuners kan glo - maar laat my gril as ek kyk watter soort rugby hulle speel. WP bo!

      lafras59 - 2011-10-04 21:55

      Ag kleinboet,so watter soort rugby speel die Stormers dan? Hulle het amper die minste driee gedruk in die S15.Nou wat presies bedoel jy daarmee? Die laaste keer wat W.P.of Stormers hardloop rugby gespeel het was in die middel tagtig jare.So asb.hou op om julleself te flous.

  • oukoos - 2011-10-03 22:30

    @mikieboyCT No, just a scrotal ring

      vynjan - 2011-10-03 22:36

      Ja oukoos , it must be the pain from that that makes you talk such s--t

      oukoos - 2011-10-03 22:48

      @vynjan Dankie vir jou sinvolle insetsel

      V. Zela - 2011-10-04 07:06

      You misspelled your name

  • Mike@CapeT - 2011-10-04 08:53

    Good news for Province if Catrakilis is available.....although he will need a run. Unfortunately, Cronje hasn't impressed these past 2 games and has failed to take control.

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-04 15:14

      @Mikie Would you say Catrakilis gives you the X-factor? The X-FACTOR???

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