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WP face 'massive challenge’

2011-08-30 21:07

Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee admits they face a huge challenge when they take on Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.

Province have been hampered with key injuries of late and the coach says their depth will be thoroughly tested in the coming weeks.

Loose forwards Pieter Louw (4 weeks - rib), Siya Kolisi (1 week- hamstring) and Duane Vermeulen (3 weeks - knee) are all still out through injury, while centre Tim Whitehead is also expected to be out for a month after he injured his knee ligaments against the Pumas last week.

“It is going to be tough against Griquas. They will be confident after a good display last week, " Coetzee told the WP Rugby website.

Griquas overturned a 9-20 deficit with 10 minutes to go to eventually beat the Free State Cheetahs 23-20 last weekend.

Two long range individual efforts swung the game in Griquas' favour, and Coetzee knows full well how important it will be for his charges to keep ball in hand.

“We know we will have to respect the ball this week. They are excellent at counter-attacking and have a lot of players who can punish you.

"It will be vital to be accurate, to play the game in the correct areas and to capitalise when we are in those areas. Griquas also have a good kicker and a solid pack, so it is a huge challenge for us on Saturday," said Coetzee.

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Comments
  • Tiger - 2011-08-30 21:18

    My geliefde Province. Ek weet julle kan en GAAN dit doen. Skud daai groot gat ouens se aarde onder hulle uit. WP jou AWESOME LEKKE DING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Sharkies!!!

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:29

      TIGER- BELIEVE!!!!!!!PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Kapa O Pango - 2011-08-31 14:16

      Gooi hulle in daai groot gat.

  • Bulldozer - 2011-08-30 21:38

    Griquas by 7. Go Griquas!!!

      Tiger - 2011-08-30 22:01

      Azzdozer...

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-08-30 22:05

      WP by 10+ My hart, My Siel, My Lewe, My Alles, My WP!!!! Go WP Go!!!!

      Marcell - 2011-08-31 01:02

      Die grootste uitdaging wat die Chokers van Crusader Park het is om oor daai 'mental' block te kom van 11 years no cup! Daai geskiedenis kan enige span terug sit. Griekwa by 8.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-31 07:13

      Tiger, awesome chirp.

      vallemj@24.com - 2011-08-31 08:34

      Bulls beat them we should be running in 10 tries.

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:37

      PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-31 14:40

      vallemj@24.com Like you did when you last met at Newlands? Oh wait... you only managed a draw against Griquas at Newlands.

      Tiger - 2011-08-31 15:45

      @BlueRaven 'n Draw vs Griekwas ja MAAR 'N GATSKOP 35-7 TEEN JOU FLOU NULLE!!! Eat your heart out...

      BlueRaven - 2011-08-31 16:18

      Tiger dit was seker die hoogte punt van jou jaar... shame

  • Ken J May - 2011-08-30 22:49

    I don't really care who the Lions will eventually play in the final, so I don't care who wins this game, and I won't predict an outcome, but I'll watch the game anyway! Go Lions! Go Lions!

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:15

      shows your mental state...

      Weepee - 2011-08-31 08:22

      and what makes you think anyone gives a rats ass what you think.

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:30

      WEEPEE- i hope you talking to mr may...

  • Chris in Oz - 2011-08-30 23:08

    Griquas is a difficult bunch, especially in Kimberley. Of all the teams in the Currie Cup, Griquas is the only one making me uneasy when WP plays them. But I believe, even with all their injuries, the Province under 21's will win this one.

      Chris in Oz - 2011-08-31 00:28

      @fake Chris Griquas the only one hey? HA HA HA, what a joke! WP=USELESS

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:16

      chris in oz- why dont you keep your comments for your local aussie rules blog, and stay away from this wp site...ok!

      Zip23 - 2011-08-31 08:40

      not a province site

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:59

      is...

  • Northern Stormer - 2011-08-30 23:21

    Enigste plek waar doozer comment (o sorry beledigings rondslinger - nie comment nie !!) - al die berigte wat oor WP en sy spelers gaan - sy eie mense het hom uitgeskop weens sy swak rugby kennis nou kan hy net met hulle op die WP berigte gesels ! Nooit n positiewe comment nie - try net snaaks wees en aandag soek !!!!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-08-30 23:23

      Sorry vir spelfout maar nou-ja dit was seker ook nie so n slegte ding nie - dit pas nogal !!!!

      Chris in Oz - 2011-08-31 01:21

      That is basically the whole Blue Bull supporter mentality. They don't know too much about rugby, so they scan the reports about WP for fights to pick. It looks like they are scared of WP. They should be!

      Chris in Oz - 2011-08-31 01:44

      @fake Chris Bulls don't know too much about rugby. Like in 3 Super trophies in 4 years, or 4.5 CC in the last decade, or how many Vodacoms. Versus WP: ZERO, ZERO, ZERO Hell, what a record!

      Prowler - 2011-08-31 01:55

      Hey numnuts. Was daai brannas en coke nou weer bietjie sterk gewees. Nou fight jou twee persoonlikhede weer. Het jy niks beter om te doen as om in patetiese argumente met jouself betrokke te raak nie? Jy het maar 'n sad lewe.

      Prowler - 2011-08-31 01:56

      By the way het Duane jou al gebel. Of is hy nog steeds besig om jou hartjie te breek. Shame.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-31 07:15

      Julle ouens se chirps is die beste.

      Zip23 - 2011-08-31 07:34

      The soon to be Bulls stars Sadie and Engelbrecht will carry the Stormers through, by 3 to 5 points I reckon, dont know what they will do after november though.

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-08-31 08:06

      Its sad if the WP have to rely on the two Bulls in their team Sadie and Engelbreght to help them every week,

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-08-31 08:09

      Ons sal nooit vir Bulldozer uitskop nie,hy is n legende,,,,

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-31 08:14

      Dankie AGENT.

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:19

      agent & dozer- doen ons almal n guns en verdwyn asb van die wp site af...ok, ek het nog nooit sulke twee ape in my lewe ontmoet nie...get a life, please!!!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-08-31 08:26

      jk ek het jou nog nooit ontmoet nie,wil jou nog nooit ontmoet nie ,jy is nie net ongeletterd nie maar een groot onnosele etter wat nie weet wat die verskil tussen sy kop of gat is nie.As dit jou so pla dat ek op die WP thread is wat maak jy op die Bulls thread?Gaan sodomise jou sussie verder en los ons manne in rus en vrede

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:32

      agent- kontroleer jou humeur asb, ons as wp manne het nie jou common streke hier nodig nie...ok gaan haal jou mannewales op jou bitches in pretoria uit...ok! PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:39

      AGENT- EK HET AL MET JOU HIEROOR GEPRAAT-stick to the topic please!!!!!!!!

      jk - 2011-08-31 09:03

      agent- vir jou informasie, my ma hou al van maart af vakansie in mauritius... en jy ou maat moet maar by die bitches op pretoria se straat hoeke bly...dis al wat jy kan bekostig...even jou bulls is meer gelukkig as jy...lol clown!!

      BLOODY AGENT - 2011-08-31 09:26

      jk ,ek dink ek het oor haar gelees,gevang met contraband,sorry om jou te se maar die tronk is nie n vakansie nie

      jk - 2011-08-31 09:29

      AI AGENT- EK WAS SO 2 WEKE TERUG DAAR, DIE VAKANSIE HUIS IS NOG STEEDS SO STUNNING SOOS 3 MAANDE TERUG. JAMMER OM JOU TELEUR TE STEL...MAAR JOU ANGLE IS SAD

      CliffB - 2011-08-31 12:13

      BLOODY AGENT - Kom nou my maat , dis jammer dat die Flou Nulle 2 WP sterre moet koop om te minste 7de te wees !!!

      Kleinboet - 2011-08-31 13:27

      Chris in Oz has a split personality. His sober personality does not know what his drunk personality do. He actually loves the WP and Duane and it shows through when he is drunk! How does the saying go: "in vino veritas"!

  • PietSkiet - 2011-08-31 07:47

    I do not understand why everybody says Griquas in Kimberley is so tough, I recall the Lions putting up nearly 50 with ease after taking the pedal off the metal in the second half. I suppose all games are tough when you are a province supporter.

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:22

      PIET- WHAT EVERYONE MEANS IS THAT WHEN THEY GET IT RIGHT, THEY CAN BE DANGEROUS... BUT THEY TO UP AND DOWN, AND SAT THEY WILL BE DOWN AGAIN..

      Neutedop - 2011-08-31 08:25

      Jip - and you could not win WP.........sad case. So - this is your Super 15 team....shame man - another winless Super Rugby coming up. Hope they replace Lions with the Kings - they CAN NOT have a worse track record - even if they don't show up!

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:34

      NEUTEDOP- MET WIE EN VAN WIE PRAAT JY???

      PietSkiet - 2011-08-31 08:57

      JK, I know what everyone is saying, but what I am trying to say is that we do not find any games tough, yes we played badly in the rain (biggest equaliser in rugby) and lost against you, point taken, but you still needs to come up to the Coke Tin. In a neutdop: 1) The Lions did not lose to the Crusaders in the Super 15, 2) Lions drew against the Sharks, Sharks beat Bulls at Loftus, Bulls beat Stormers at Newlands. Therefore Lions better than Stormers KLAAR!!!

      jk - 2011-08-31 09:09

      piet- ek dink as daar een span is wat jul planne kan kortwiek is dit wp, en dit gaan n taaie wees in die tin.. ek hoop uit n rugby oogpunt dat ons beserings sal reg wees, sodat dit n fair contest sal wees..

      PietSkiet - 2011-08-31 09:15

      JK ek hoop ook julle beserings is reg, gesond vir SA rugby om beste moontlike spanne op die veld te he. WP en moontlik Sharks ons grootste kompetisie. Baie teleurgesteld in Cheetahs aangesien hulle ook nie Springbokke het nie.

      CliffB - 2011-08-31 12:16

      PietSkiet : We not worried , because we fed your team carrots at Newlands !!!

  • Jarrod - 2011-08-31 08:09

    Come 2 Stellenbosch & get ur ass kicked by Maties, no chance 4 Chickwas, check CC history books, WP is where legends r born, floubulle koop hulle net oor. The only player in groot gat sonder diamante, S Pretorius is bcoming a sheep farmer in oz nxt year! Our youngsters take 5 pnts frm bulls, so thats y they buy Sadie, we got more where he came from! WP Jou lekka Deng!

      jk - 2011-08-31 08:21

      JARROD- AT LAST SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTAND WP & MATIES RUGBY- KEEP IT UP!!! PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!

  • Colin - 2011-08-31 08:41

    Province please keep the ball in-hand and stop these base kicks from the rucks…. Dewalt is kicking away quite a lot of possession. Have to admit that the Griqs has a special thing going on this season and I believe we can see them in the semis. Love it when the smaller unions play some good and physical rugby!!!

      jk - 2011-08-31 09:07

      colin, that shows me as a wp supporter that dewald and upper management is a bit unsure of things at the moment, the injury list also doesnt help..

  • Diza@24.com - 2011-08-31 09:24

    Mense soos Bulldozer en Bloody Agent sal altyd deel van die samelewing wees. Hoe minder ons oor hulle kritiek en walglikhede praat hoe beter. Hulle is die Malemas van SA rugby. Niks positief te se of doen nie, wag net vir ander se kommentaar en val dan die kommentaar aan. Die storie van "ons het soveel bekers gewen" laat my dink aan iemand wat benoud is oor die huidige nou loop en vertel hy hoe goed hulle was!!! As n persoon pyn het of homself wil beskerm trek hy homself in n baarmoederposisie maw krul homself op. Die twee here is nou in daardie fase van pyn agv die Bulle wat die jaar 7 de in die Super 15 geeindig het en tans 6 de op die CB log le. Hulle is in n baarmoeder posisie opgetrek en beskerm hul self teen die pyn waarin hulle huidiglik verkeer. Maw die ontkennings fase van skok...... dit word later beter en hulle begin erken en eers na die erkenningsfase begin hulle gesond word....so asb los die skepsels laat hulle die hele siklus van skok en gesondword proses deurloop hulle sal eersdaags erken die Bulle het die jaar gevaal in die Super 15, Vodacom, Klubkampioenskappe, Vasity cup, en al die junior toernooie. (Cravenweek ingesluit).

      jk - 2011-08-31 09:31

      DIZA- ONS KORT MEER MENSE SOOS JY, EK STEM SAAM, HULLE IS DIE COMMON VAN COMMON IN DIE WERELD... DAARS NIE PILLE VIR ONOSELGEID NIE.. PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Northern Stormer - 2011-08-31 16:56

      @diza@24.com - Goed gestel my maat !!! Hulle is die enigste Pretorianers wat dink kaartjies op Floptus se Oos pawiljoen is seisoen kaartjies - Shame !!!!!!! En die "polished" neusringe laat hulle heeltyd nies wat beteken hulle sien nooit enige game nie maar comment - die wil hulle doen. Ek bly self hier in hulle geweste en ek belowe jou - jy kan iemand uit n common gebied uithaal maar jy kan nooit die common gedeelte uit sy gat uitkry nie !!!! Daar is niks fout met die Bulle nie, maar party van hulle supporters my maat hom sleg kort aan baie goed waarvoor ek nie genoeg plek hier het om almal te noem nie. Laat hulle maar in vrede gaan en hulle self glo want hulle ken nie beter nie. Die res van die ordentlike supporters in Bloubul land - met julle kan n mens kommunikeer !!! Tot Later !!!!!

  • Porra - 2011-08-31 10:29

    Wie is die ref dan weet ons wat die uitslag gaan wees.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-31 11:01

      Stan Christodoulou

      jk - 2011-08-31 11:11

      dozer- afrikaans please

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-31 11:16

      Jy verstaan geen taal oordentelik nie, so wat gaan dit help?

      jk - 2011-08-31 11:22

      daars net een taal en dis wp rugby taal!!!!!!!!!!!!!PROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • pappavyf - 2011-09-01 13:54

    WP gaan wen, met 8 punte!!! Aan al die patetiese Nulle (sic) ondersteuners, waar is julle op die log, o ja 6de. Julel gaan nie eers semis maak nie hahahha. Sit dit in julle pyp en rook dit!! Dis te verstane dat julle die WP manne ondersteuners aanval want julle kan nie saampraat as dit by rugby kom nie.

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