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Vermeulen back for WP

2012-08-14 12:58

Cape Town - DHL Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has made six changes ahead of Saturday's Absa Currie Cup meeting with GWK Griquas in Kimberley.

Most of the changes have been brought about by injuries - and one is positional - but the return of No 8 Duane Vermeulen is the big news from Cape Town this week.

Vermeulen has been missing since April because of a knee injury and his return sees Jebb Sinclair drop to the bench - in one of the six changes from the side that started in the 23-25 defeat to the Sharks last Saturday.

Nine players made their Absa Currie Cup debuts for DHL WP last week, with just four new players named this week - left-wing Ederies Arendse and flyhalf Kurt Coleman and the two unused replacements from last week, lock Wilhelm van der Sluys and centre/wing Damian de Allende.

There is also a new halfback pairing in the shape of Demetri Catrakilis (flyhalf) and Louis Schreuder (scrumhalf), with the former replacing the injured Burton Francis and the latter rotating with Dewaldt Duvenage.

Duvenage, in fact, gets a total break this week - after a tough playing schedule in 2012 - with Vodacom Cup winner Nic Groom providing scrumhalf cover from the bench.

In a final change to the starting XV, loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff has recovered fully from the knee injury which kept him out of last week's Sharks match.

"Griquas are at least 20 percent better in Kimberley - it will be a tough game," warned DHL WP coach Allister Coetzee.

"In the past we've had to work very hard for points up there and I don't expect it to be much different this week. It's going to be a tough game... we're under no illusions."


Teams:


Griquas:

TBA

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache (vice-captain), 11 Ederies Arendse*, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys*, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman*, 22 Damian de Allende*


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Comments
  • spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 13:04

    I'm so glad he's back. Advantage: Opposition.

      eduard.wagener - 2012-08-14 13:11

      Jy is een "pathectic" mens!

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-08-14 13:12

      Best 8th man in the country. Deal with it. Powder puff Spies what a joke.

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 13:14

      Nou klim jy in my karakter in, wat ek nie eers geweet het ek het nie.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-14 13:18

      Yes the best 8th man even though he has no form and no game time all season. Jaba von Alleman - putting the ass into classic on a daily basis

      jed.vonallemann - 2012-08-14 13:22

      Lyle Lovett, why the name change, hows that grot you dating?

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 13:43

      Ha ha ha ha ha!!!!

      sarge.lepoivre - 2012-08-14 14:31

      Kankowski is by far the best currant 8th man.

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-14 14:39

      Jaba von Alleman, bro there is just no helping you. My girlfriend? Oh how I laughed. Where were you dragged up boet?

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-14 15:54

      http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8IJ1dexM5Yw/Tix6oI5k0TI/AAAAAAAAD8U/0LPaYACBoxs/s1600/red_currants_2011.jpg If you count to the 8th currant it looks nothing like Kanko

  • chester.tobias.3 - 2012-08-14 13:34

    Bye Bye Spies, hello happiness

      blou.johnny - 2012-08-14 13:53

      ....dom Duane Vermeulen will be injured again very soon...! ......bye bye Vermeulen...! ...softy Stormers...

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-08-14 13:38

    Eerste goeie nuus na Sat se...uhm...wedstryd! Die monster is terug in die vorm van DV en my gunsteling griekse god is terug in DC. Double DD moet ruskans kry. Speel nie sy beste en ek weet LS en NG sal goed doen. SK ook terug so nou net hoop daai lekker ding daag ook op vir Sat se wedstryd...

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 13:43

      Gay much?

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-14 17:18

      Only gay if you push back bud

  • lablue.phoenix - 2012-08-14 13:51

    Daarsy, ou Catra is terug! Hy moes vir die Stormers gespeel het hierdie jaar. Hy is baie beter as Grant, en nie eers te praat van Van Aswegen nie.

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 13:54

      Maar volgens jou mede Stormers supporters is Peter n superstar.

      eugene.vandermerwe - 2012-08-14 14:13

      Spyker, jou ma het seker daai bynaam vir jou gegee, want dis die enigste ding wat julle saam kon doen.

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 14:34

      Dis actually my doopnaam. In your face!

      eugene.vandermerwe - 2012-08-14 15:19

      Eina. . . . .dit was regtig seer!!! NOT!!! Het jy regtig niks beter om te doen nie? Shame, jou ma is seker tot al moet vir jou. . . . .gaan speel met jouself en los die mense hier wat iets weet van rugby.

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 16:20

      Ek speel met myself terwyl ek hier besig is.

  • pierre.muller.54540 - 2012-08-14 15:21

    As Brache die toekoms vir WP rugby op center is het ons 'n massiewe probleem...

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 16:20

      Julle het in elk geval probleme. Sommer baie.

  • gary.julius1 - 2012-08-14 15:41

    Die rede hoekom WP se speler beseer raak is omdat hulle speel regte rugby... Spies en Steyn ens sal nooit beseer raak want hulle staan net die hele veld vol...

      anton.bischoff - 2012-08-14 15:54

      Dan moes Bekker nooit beseer gewees het nie, maar dit is seker van al die kere wat hy op vleul staan

      spyker.oflanagan - 2012-08-14 16:21

      Ha ha ha ha lekker Juliaaaas.

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      anton.bischoff - 2012-08-14 16:41

      WTF are you fricken crazy.

      lablue.phoenix - 2012-08-14 17:07

      Daarsy spyker.oflanagan, dis jou queue.

  • bfvillet - 2012-08-14 17:09

    hope the kickoffs are sorted for saterday

      anton.bischoff - 2012-08-14 17:18

      ?

      nick.mullet.35 - 2012-08-14 17:18

      WHat time is kickoff?

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