Currie Cup

WP not taking Leopards lightly

2011-07-21 18:11
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province will take on a bruised Leopards team in Potchefstroom on Friday night.

The Potchefstroom-based side suffered a demoralising 40-12 loss to the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday.

The North West team could, however, take some confidence from their second-half performance.

The Capetonians drew their opening match of the season against Griquas at Newlands and will hope to improve on that performance.

WP coach Allister Coetzee said, despite the thrashing the Leopards got from the Cheetahs, his team would not take the clash lightly.

"We will respect the Leopards, who like all the so-called smaller unions have improved a great deal because they have good systems in place and they are able to call on some very experienced players," said Coetzee.

Province would nevertheless go out with nothing less than a win in mind, according to Coetzee.

"After a draw last week we need to get a win - that's of paramount importance," he said.

"We need to go to Potchefstroom and improve on last week's performance.

"We need to pay greater attention to detail at the set-pieces."

Coetzee said the team also failed to make use of the opportunities they created against Griquas, which was something they needed to address against the Leopards.


Leopards: 15. George Tossel, 14. Danie Dames, 13. Joubert Engelbrecht, 12. Charl Weideman, 11. Vainon Willis, 10. Clayton Durand (captain), 9. Whestley Moolman, 8. Morne Hanekom, 7. Luvuyiso Lusaseni, 6. Philip de Wet, 5. Roan van Heerden, 4. Brendon Snyman, 3. Stephan Bezuidenhout, 2. Gavin Williamson, 1. BG Uys

Substitutes: 16. Chrisstoffel Johannes Duvenage, 17. Bêrend Botha, 18. Thabo Mamojele, 19. Christo van Niekerk, 20. Theo van Wyk, 21. Walter Venter, 22. Hoffman Maritz

Western Province: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Rohan Kitshoff, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie (captain) and 1 Wicus Blaauw

Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Adriaan Fondse, 19 Nicholas Fenton-Wells, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Isma-eel Dollie and 22 Marcel Brache



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