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WP lose De Villiers for semis

2012-10-17 13:25

Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Saturday's Absa Currie Cup semi-final against the defending champion Golden Lions at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg.

Kick-off is at 19:00.

Coetzee has made just four changes to the side that defeated the Free State Cheetahs last weekend, with lock De Kock Steenkamp, hooker Scarra Ntubeni and inside centre Marcel Brache coming in for the injured Springbok trio of Andries Bekker (toe), Tiaan Liebenberg (back) and Jean de Villiers (hamstring), respectively.

"Fortunately De Kock Steenkamp, Scarra Ntubeni and Marcel aren't strangers to our systems," said Coetzee. "They've always played well when given a chance and now they have a chance to start again."

The final change to the line-up sees Gio Aplon take over at fullback from Joe Pietersen, the latter dropping down to the bench where he is joined by Deon Carstens, Wilhelm van der Sluys and Damian de Allende who come into the matchday 22 this week for the trip to Coca-Cola Park.

Looking ahead to Saturday, and facing the defending champion Lions on their own turf, Coetzee added: "They are the champions and a few players who did not play against the Bulls are returning from injury. They'll be even stronger (come this Saturday)."

Teams:

Lions:


15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Jaco Taute, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach/ Dylan des Fountain, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Bandise Maku, 17 CJ van der Linde/Pat Cilliers, 18 Hendrik Roodt, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Butch James, 22 Deon Helberg

Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Marcel Brache, 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. Damian de Allende, 22. Joe Pietersen

Referee: Marius Jonker

Sport24

Comments
  • macziekpk - 2012-10-17 13:29

    Captain Porcelain finally cracks This is a serious blow to the Lions chances. Old phantom passing, slow as a snail, tackle missing Captain Porcelain is out.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 13:33

      Huge blow for the Lions!!!

      therealmakoy.makoy - 2012-10-17 13:50

      Oh lookie... Einstein the Pole is back.

  • bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 13:31

    Dis n gatslag vir die Leeus!!! Nou gaan dit wees Lions by 10!!!

      henk.jacobs.39 - 2012-10-17 13:42

      Hier is hy! Versprei die wooord tjom!!! : https://www.facebook.com/pages/NO-to-the-EP-Kings-in-SupeRugby/363413450413444?ref=ts&fref=ts

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 13:55

      Same stupid thing raven!!!

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-17 14:04

      Raven, hy praat van homself.

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 14:12

      Die Watsons is in beheer, selfde freakin ding!!!!!

      lesbeen - 2012-10-17 22:47

      Hoeveel gaan die SWD en Border bydra in speler getalle? So dit is basies die EP kings en n paar huursoldate? Same frigging thing!!!

  • dieter.muller.942145 - 2012-10-17 13:34

    Lions sal WP B wen .... en verloor in die final teen die sharks ... maar nogsteeds - sal die KINGS Super Rugby speel en die Lions nie .... so KINGS wen al die pad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      juan.nel.16 - 2012-10-17 13:46

      dieter jou meisie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      lesbeen - 2012-10-17 22:43

      Bwahahaha... Kings wen al die pad? Julle gaan een jaar van super rugby he waarin julle verwoes gaan word elke game, n nuwe rekord opstel vir die meeste gatskoppe in n seisoen... Dan terug kryp B-afdeling toe vir Currie beker, waar julle behoort! Is dit n wen? Ja-nee... Se baie hoor! 16 wedstryde op n platter gegee en dan is dit weer minor leagues vir julle. Die jaar spog julle EP on the rise, volgende jaar die tyd gaan dit wees \EP in sy m@er\... It will be worth the wait!!! Wie laaste lag....?

  • sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-10-17 13:36

    Really stupid of Coetzee to have kept De villiers on for 70min. I actually even questioned why he was playing and not on the bench.

  • tim.kilpin - 2012-10-17 13:38

    Difficult game to pick a winner and going to be a tough one for WP to crack the Lions at home.

  • wayne.jacobs.374 - 2012-10-17 13:56

    SNAAKS,MEESTAL BLOU BULLE WAT HIER COMMENT,VREES,JALOESIE EN ENVY, LAAT MENS KLOMP DINGE KWYT RAAK.MAAR DIS N ARTIKEL OOR N WP/STORMER.BAIE BEK,JULLE HET AMPER FIRST DIVISION GESPEEL.

      henk.jacobs.39 - 2012-10-17 14:02

      Maar ons speel nou nie 1st Division nie tjomma! Wat sĂȘ jy daarvan my maatie????

      bakkies.botha.39 - 2012-10-17 14:13

      HOEKOM SKREE JY???

      jacques.duplessis.3785 - 2012-10-17 14:19

      Ek wens rerig julle kan die leeus wen sodat dit I maklike final vir die bulle kan wees maar die wp het niks om die leeus te beat nie!pity...

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-17 17:55

      Eks bly jy se 'amper'...WP moes eintlik vir 12jaar first division gespeel het!

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-10-17 14:01

    Mmmmmm...Ons oorkom al heel jaar beserings so dink WP sal nogsteeds goed doen wie ook al in die begin span is. GA terug in die span is goed,maar in plek van JP?! Liewerste vir GvdH vervang het. Ondervinding nodig. Hierdie gaan n goeie wedstryd wees. Kan enige kant toe. As ons lynstane en skrums hopenlik goed is dan kan daar n lekker ding wees Sat,n lekker WP ding

      wayne.jacobs.374 - 2012-10-17 14:26

      JA NEE WAT,EK IS OOK NIE BEKOMMERD NIE.WP IS IN N GOEIE POSISIE,JONG TALENT WAT DEURKOM,NET JAMMER,EK DINK BEKKER SAL NOOIT REGTIG HERSTEL VAN SY RUGBESERING NIE.SIEN UIT DAARNA OM J DEJONGH EN M BRACHE SAAM TE SIEN SPEEL.

      lesbeen - 2012-10-17 22:36

      Dis presies wat die WP laasjaar ook gedink het voor hulle semi teen die Lions... Met Jean, Jacque, Burger, Kolisi, Bekker en Liebenberg in die span...

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-10-17 14:11

    I've been extremely positive and upbeat at the start of the week but with all these withdrawals to Bok players WP will do exceptionally well to beat the Lions now. What a damn pity.

  • wayne.jacobs.374 - 2012-10-17 14:22

    GESELS RUGBY MAN,HOU OP ANDER UNIES AFKRAAK,JULLE BULLE IS AL VIR DRIE JAAR GLAD NIE SO GOED NIE,KYK NET HOE HET JULLE BOK RUGBY AMPER OPGENEEK EN ONAANSKOULIK GEMAAK.EK SIEN UIT NA DIE SEMI'S,LUS VIR GOEIE RUGBY KYK.BRIAN HABANA,GERHARD VD HEEVER HET LUS GEHAD VIR RUGBY SPEEL,DIS HOEKOM HULLE WESKAAP TOEGEKOM HET.

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-17 14:36

      Your Caps lock key is stuck !

      BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-17 15:01

      Maths still a bitch

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-10-17 15:06

      BlueRaven - I think if you go through the comments, you will see most of the derogatory remarks aimed at other unions- especially wp/stormers - are from Blue bull supporters. Most of the trolls who comment under psuedonyms are Bulls supporters - Kaptein Spies, Bloumasjien, Maczie, bakkiesbotha... the list is long. Yes, you do have idiots on both sides that hate other provinces so much they cannot appreciate their players playing good rugby... and there are some WP supporters who are guilty of this too.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-17 15:25

      WP honestly their players playing well? Scored 36 points against a beaten battered bruised bottom of the log Cheetahs. Pa-thet-ic Can't wait for the weekend - when they lose I will feel like I did when the Bulls won each of their three Super titles. A feeling the WP supporters cannot begin to comprehend because they have no won any trophies.

  • pierre.muller.54540 - 2012-10-17 14:38

    No!!!!! Not Brache!!!

  • eugene.brink.9 - 2012-10-17 15:43

    Won't matter. They'll still comfortably beat the Lions and get a shillacking against the hungry Bulls in the final.

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-17 17:35

    WP se lynstane gaan choke saterdag...Di oomblik gaan te groot wees vir daai klein hakertjie (Scarra)

      riaan.swarts.35 - 2012-10-17 17:55

      Ahhh you envy scarra again atleast he will be in the final.Sharks by 26 and WP by 10

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-17 18:45

      Word wakker choker jy droom!!

  • riaan.swarts.35 - 2012-10-17 18:02

    Brache is a good attacking player.Mapoe is a big loss for the Lions de jong and brache will be a deadly combination.

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