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WP are 'beating themselves'

2011-08-13 10:13

Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee is disappointed with his side's discipline after their defeat to the Sharks at a wet Newlands on Friday night.

WP lost 21-19 after trailing 9-3 at halftime.

The Sharks started the second period stronger and were leading 15-3 before WP fought back.

Province were leading 19-18 with minutes to spare before ill-discipline again crept into their play when they conceded a penalty in kickable range. Sharks flyhalf Frederic Michalak converted to hand the Durbanites a narrow win.

And WP's coach Allister Coetzee is rightfully upset with the lack of discipline amongst his young players.

“We are disappointed with the loss, especially at Newlands. We played most of the game in their half and played most of the rugby. In the end a crucial penalty cost us and it is a lesson learnt for the players," Coetzee told the WP Rugby website.

Coetzee knows his players will need to improve markedly if they are to stand any chance of breaking their 10-year Currie Cup drought.

“We will make no excuses for the conditions. We have to learn how to win these tight games and to improve on our discipline as we move forward.

“The mistakes and turnovers we are giving away is a concern. It is certainly frustrating to be in a position to win and not do so.

"We are beating ourselves in the end by conceding too many penalties," said Coetzee.

Scorers:

Western Province 19 (3): Try: Brok Harris. Conversion: Demetri Catrakilis. Penalties: Catrakilis (3). Dropgoal: Catrakilis

Sharks 21(9): Penalties: Frederic Michalak (4). Dropgoals: Michalak (3)

Sport24

Comments
  • Storm Bru - 2011-08-13 10:21

    I love my WP team! Yes we lost but the talent is there and I believe we will make the semi-finals with this team. Remember the other teams got bolstered by bok players and WP got none so all in all a good performance even when we should have won but for the ill discipline Al spoke of. Check at the Bulls team who are suffering big time without their Bokke and just don't have the depth WP have. ait until the Sharks Bokke have to go to RWC and we will see them fade out of sight. This comp still has 9 more games left so lots of time to recover.

      Francois - 2011-08-13 20:30

      Ai tog Storm Bru, ten minste het die Blou Bulle en die Vrystaat en Natal in die laaste 5 jaar die Curriebeker gewen. Dit is nou ook nie asof die WP nie weet dat van hulle spelers Spingbok diens gaan doen nie, hulle het dan 2 gekoop. Ek dink Allister moet maar bietjie die sweep klap en as iemand 'n geel kaart kry vir die makker so 3 weke lank afkoelkans gee en dat die makker geen wedstrydfooi verdien nie. Mens kry eers die dissipline reg en as besef dan dat jy nie in die moeilikheid moet kom nie en speel so as wat mens sonder dissipline speel en elke slag op fyndraai tweede kom nie.

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-08-14 19:46

      LOSING is SO PAINFULL, but we hav to stay positive and keep believing in our systems!!!!! WP groete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Adolf - 2011-08-13 10:23

    Allister, ek dink jy het 'n punt beet.

      BiggestBull - 2011-08-13 11:01

      Adolf, ek dink jy het issues.

      clark - 2011-08-13 11:12

      - Allister ,I think what you are trying to say is we are being beaten by better teams. Nice spin though.

      clark - 2011-08-13 11:39

      - After all you cant play against yourselves, if that's the only way you can win.

      Kevin - 2011-08-13 11:41

      Allister . you have a way with words . You were beaten /finish and klaar

      JitteKerl - 2011-08-13 12:26

      wtf Adolf, you don't know sh§t about what your nickname refers to! not funny, you are afrikaans for crying out loud!!

  • Brannas - 2011-08-13 10:33

    Hahhahaha, “ they beating themselves “ Bhahahaha. The WeePee is kak, nothing have changed for the past 11 years. Start like champions and then finish like the pallookas they are. Bahahahaha

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-13 11:01

      Agree. Chokers/faders/losers. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-13 14:25

      Logoli you are confused. The game against the Leopards is only next week chop. Vincent haven't you heard? The Bulls won! They are not bottom of the log anymore. You should have taken a picture of the log while you had a chance

      Steyts - 2011-08-13 15:05

      The bulls are very lucky not to be on the bottom of the log after this weekend... Relegation play off games coming for the bulls in a few months time...

  • WP rugby11 - 2011-08-13 11:01

    Geagte Mnr Coetzee, jy sit en kyk die hele eerste helfte van die wedstryd hoe Deon Fourie sy springers mis en droogmaak, maar jy haal hom nie van die veld af nie, terwyl Liebenberg op die bank sit en koud kry. Dit het ons die game gekos en nou wil jy kom bolpraat en shift the blame speletjies kom speel?? .... jy moet leer om die game te lees!!

      Marcell - 2011-08-13 11:42

      Lees is moeilik.

      David Strauss - 2011-08-14 12:20

      Tien uit tien, Marcell!

  • SteynaPriest - 2011-08-13 11:42

    non-creativity in the backline and bad decision making will cause WP to fail, again and again...

  • Jeffrey Jones - 2011-08-13 11:44

    As a WP fan I am getting sick and tired of hearing about losing ball in contact, ill discipline, and Deon Fourie's lack of ability to find his lineout jumpers. He is a fine player but every game we lose at least half our lineouts. Rugby is a contact sport, it's basic to maintain ball in contact situations. Naturally you will lose some, but to lose as much as WP shows there is something lacking.

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-13 11:46

    Very enjoyable game of rugga to watch - even if the result wasn't the desired one. Great display from Michalak, and young Demetri. The Sharks were deserved winners, and regardless of what folk say about "old players and age" etc, in a game played in conditions like last night, experience is what pulls one through. In fact the game last night, highlighted a few points about the upcoming World Cup.....crap weather, gameplan and the importance of a kicker who can slot drop goals from all over the park. So those whinging about the Boks age, gameplan and Morne Steyn on the bench - go and watch the WP/Sharks game chaps. Betya Lievremont is having a few "why didn't I keep Michalak" doubts at about this stage......(masterclass in how to win in NZ old Freddie gave......bravo)

  • BlueRaven - 2011-08-13 11:53

    Funny how WP always looses against themselves..

      BiggestBull - 2011-08-13 13:13

      It's LOSES

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-13 14:53

      Thank you! So noted :)

  • Joshua - 2011-08-13 11:54

    "WP beating themselves" - no the Sharks are just the best team in the world and they beat the hell out of u guys coz we 10 times betta :P

      BiggestBull - 2011-08-13 13:15

      No. It's because you buy french internationals.

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-13 14:59

      Now Joshua, don't get ahead of yourself. WP gave the Sharks a run for their money and you know it.

  • meltie@24.com - 2011-08-13 12:15

    Kom ons begin en se geluk aan die Sharks julle het gewen punt. Wat die WP beterf....Alister het jy nie laas week gese jy werk aan die swak dissipline nie? Ek dink hier by Woensdag rond het jy gese jy het die probleme uitgesorteer en nou? Nou praat jy steeds oor dieselfde probleme. Indien dit so aangaan en jou geagte mede kollega praat verder dat die WP te wit is gaan julle een van die dae niks, niemand op Nuweland sien nie. Ek stem saam met WP rugby 11 dat jy nie die regte spelers vir die regte wedstryd kies nie en ook nie goeie / glad nie skuiwe tydens die wedstryd maak nie. Die Sharks het een swak moment gehad en dit was toe hulle onse geliefde agsteman tree terug geduik het. Hulle moes hom opgetel en voor jou en jou mede afrigters se hokkie gegooi het. Weet jy dat Loberts goed speel maar onfiks is of is dit net ons wat dit sien? Goed wat gaan ons Maandag oor n week in die Burger lees? Shit ek hoop eerlik iets vir n slag om oor te smile. Bulldowzer en ander het rede op te lag en te terg, want ons span laat dit toe. Julle is tot veel beter in staat. Sterkte

  • Hotti - 2011-08-15 10:49

    Turn the heat on Alastair and Chippy - they have done nothing for our communities. For far too long they are happy with a cell phone and petrol allowance. I am glad their gross incompetence and unfairness is catching up with them - .COM

  • Red Lion - 2011-08-15 14:52

    Dont worry we will help you beat yourselves more this weekend coming!!!!!! GO LIONS GO!!!!! FOREVER RED AND WHITE

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