Currie Cup

WP change one for final

2012-10-24 13:19
Allister Coetzee (Gallo)
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Check out a gallery of the Sharks as they gear up for the Currie Cup final against Western Province.

Cape Town - Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Saturday's 2012 Absa Currie Cup final against the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban.

Kick-off is at 17:00.

Coetzee has made one change to the starting line-up that beat the Golden Lions 21-16 in last Saturday's dramatic semi-final, with Damian de Allende and Marcel Brache trading places - De Allende starting in the No 12 jersey and Brache dropping to the bench.

"They have got a powerful team and I think Marcel (Brache) will do a job off the bench and we will probably be needing his experience in the last couple of minutes of the game," explained Coetzee.

"We have got to front up physically and I think Damien (de Allende) is the right choice.

"He is quite a good ball-carrier, he has got explosive pace, he is quite big and tall and he has got good core skills as well."

Flank Deon Fourie will captain the team, with six Under-21 players in the matchday 22 and six Test Springboks and one Canadian international in the squad.

Teams:

Sharks:

TBA

Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Don Armand, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Deon Carstens, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19. Jebb Sinclair, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Marcel Brache, 22. Joe Pietersen

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Fixtures
07 August 2015
Griquas v Western Province, Kimberley 15:30
Pumas v Sharks, Mbombela Stadium 18:00
08 August 2015
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls, Free State Rugby Stadium 14:15
Eastern Province Kings v Golden Lions, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 14:15
14 August 2015
Golden Lions v Pumas, Emirates Airline Park 19:10
Blue Bulls v Griquas, Loftus Versfeld 19:10
15 August 2015
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs, Newlands Stadium 15:00
Sharks v Eastern Province Kings, Growthpoint Kings Park 17:05
21 August 2015
Eastern Province Kings v Pumas, Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium 19:00
Griquas v Free State Cheetahs, Kimberley 19:10
22 August 2015
Sharks v Golden Lions, Growthpoint Kings Park 17:05
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