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WP pick Groom at scrumhalf

2012-09-05 13:44

Cape Town - Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Saturday's Absa Currie Cup clash against the Toyota Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein.

Kick-off is at 19:10.

Coetzee has made just three changes - two of them injury-enforced - to the side that picked up a 42-6 win over the Vodacom Blue Bulls at Newlands last weekend.

Nic Groom - a try-scorer last week - comes in for the injured Dewaldt Duvenage (broken fibula) at scrumhalf, whilst Damian de Allende will get his first Absa Currie Cup start in the absence of injured left-wing Ederies Arendse (shoulder).

The final change to the starting XV is part of coach Coetzee's rotational policy, with Brok Harris earning a start at tighthead prop and Frans Malherbe moving down to the bench.

Joining Malherbe on the bench is SA Under-20 back Pat Howard, who comes in for De Allende; yet another DHL WP Under-21 player taking the step up to the senior ranks in 2012.

"We have a young team so we need to ensure that these players, despite their inexperience, are able to match that intensity from the Bulls game," said Coetzee.

"The Cheetahs will be tough, especially in Bloemfontein, but we just want to keep improving in every facet of play - like we did last week."

Teams:

Free State Cheetahs: 15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Robert Ebersohn (c), 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Davon Raubenheimer, 7 Lappies Labuschagne, 6 Heinrich Brussow, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Andries Ferreira, 3 Marcel van der Merwe, 2 Hercu Liebenberg, 1 Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16 Elandre Huggett, 17 Ross Geldenhuys, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Hendro Scholtz, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Phillip Snyman, 22 Rayno Benjamin

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Damian de Allende**, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Deon Carstens

Substitutes: 16 Steven Kitshoff, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 Louis Schreuder
21 Patrick Howard*, 22 Kurt Coleman

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Comments
  • stuart.crooks.37 - 2012-09-05 13:56

    Brussow vs Deon Fourie oh yeah! and the winner is......SA rugby~!

  • chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-05 13:59

    Die man smile so lekker... hy weet dat daar n Fleckie vir hom wag in die dressing room...

      eugene.vandermerwe - 2012-09-05 14:06

      Pure class chaplinncharlie. . . . . .NOT!!!!! Julle gatte seker nou nog seer na die W.P. hulle so hard geskop het Saterdag??? W.P. groete uit Pretoria.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-05 14:16

      Eugene.... Geluk met die wen.. Kan sê die g@t is seer.. Gelukkig het ek die game gemis anderste sou ek sekker n beroerte gekry het... Bul groete uit Martinique...

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-05 14:20

      @eugene, ......WP.... ....zero Currie cups... ...11 jaar.... ....Stormers.. ....zero Super cups... ..17 jaar.... .....eishhh..! ....sorry man....!

      eugene.vandermerwe - 2012-09-05 14:32

      Even ek het amper 'n beroerte gekry charlie!!! Kon my oë nie glo toe my manne die bal so begin rongooi nie!!! Well done vir jou wat die gatslae soos 'n man vat!! W.P. groete uit Pretoria.

      paul.coetzee1 - 2012-09-05 14:40

      @Bloujo. The past is past. Look to the present. WP = 2 cups ( Vodacom and Conference Cups). Blue Bulls = 2 cups ( Meisiekinds Bra). 42 - 6 .... .....eishhh..! ....sorry man....!

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-09-05 18:01

      Talking about the Past isn't Meisiekind in Japan???

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-06 01:30

      @chaplincharlie. Hy het die bulls span gesien en kon toe nie help om te lag nie.

      ann.fischadler - 2012-09-06 08:21

      Ja Fleckie het ons almal verbaas....die agterlyn was skitterend...span keuses ook nie altyd sy werk maklik gemaak nie....maar die vreugde vure brand weer in die Kaap...en die Blou vulletjies oppad na 3 jaar bekerloos....o en netso vir die rekord....dit is baie lanklaas wat die vulletjies nie 'n drie in 'n wedstryd kon druk nie en geen punte in die 2de helfte....dit kan Guiness Book of Records toe gaan...die agterosse ploeter voort....

  • king.stormer - 2012-09-05 14:26

    Blou Johnie hou op huil #Yawn% boring already....dooskop

      blou.johnny - 2012-09-05 14:32

      @king.stormer... ....WP... ...boring.... ...Stormers... ..boring... ...zero cups... ....chokers.... ....losers.....

      yagyah.rabin - 2012-09-05 16:01

      Sorry Blou Idiot but Western Province has 32 titles to the Bulls 23 titles. You an idiot lol

      melt.esterhuizen - 2012-09-05 16:08

      @Blou. Johnny, Ja meneer ek het reeds vir jou gese die Stormers is die chokers en die Bulls is die losers 42-6 ???? Kry dit nou in daardie plat koppie van jou ou maat. Die Bulle het die afgelope 2 jaar 5 keer teen die Stormers verloor vs een gewen????? Maw Bulls losers 5-1 teen WP/ Stormers. O ja en nog 5 driee teen 0 in die laaste wedstryd. Twee bekers in die kas en Bulle 0. So Bulle = losers??????

  • faroukg2 - 2012-09-05 15:02

    i cant wait to see brussow and deon fourie locking up!

  • andrew.worrall.5 - 2012-09-05 21:11

    It took you long enough Alastair to finally use a scrumhalf who gets the ball out quickly and uses his backline. Now put your walkie talkie and stupid game plan away and let them express themselves. Go Nic.

  • paulus.gerber - 2012-09-05 21:55

    Kan iemand my inlig hoe oud Blou Johny is. Ek lees al n lang tyd hierdie forum en dit wil voorkom of hy net een aanhaling in sy woordeskat het

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-09-06 01:33

      @paulus. Hy is oeroud, maar sy brein het nie baie ontwikkel nie. Maar nou ja, hy is die voorbeeld waaraan ons alle bloubul ondersteuners meet, nie waar nie.

      ann.fischadler - 2012-09-06 08:25

      Ek het ook probeer uitvind maar ek glo hy is nog in die laerskool....seker ryk ouers wat vir hom 'n rekenaar gekoop het want hy het nie maatjies nie....so nou terroriseer die kind ons volwasses maar...ons moet maar daarmee saamleef....

  • paulus.gerber - 2012-09-05 22:04

    Daar is baie goeie talent onder ons jong spelers. CJ Stander;Jan Serfontein; Handre Pollard; JP du Plessis; Nic Groom; Scarra Ntubeni; Marcel Brachie; Johan Goosen en nog vele meer. Hoop ons wyse manne behandel hierdie opkomende sterre baie goed.

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