Currie Cup

WP take goal-kicking gamble

2013-08-22 10:22
Kurt Coleman (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province will go into their Currie Cup clash against Griquas with a goal-kicking question hanging over the head of their flyhalf.

Kurt Coleman will start in the pivot position ahead of Gary van Aswegen, who injured his shoulder in their 15-14 win over Free State last week.

The other flyhalf in the squad, Demetri Catrakilis, is also sidelined and he and Van Aswegen will only be ready for their next match against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.

Coleman has only kicked posts in five matches this year and while he is capable of fulfilling the role, he is not tried and tested at the top level.

He kicked three out of four in a Vodacom Cup game against the Leopards earlier this year and missed the only kick he took last week against the Cheetahs. However, he has worked hard on his goal-kicking since recovering from an injury in recent weeks.

WP coach Allister Coetzee is confident in Coleman as player and he hopes he can translate that into a good goal-kicking performance in Kimberley on Saturday.

"Kurt has good core skills. He kicks well out of hand and defends well. He also has a good pass and we're hoping it could help us in the conditions in Kimberley.

"His place kicking has improved a lot. He's not as consistent as what we'd like, but there is a good improvement," said Coetzee.

Former SA Schools and WP Under-21 flyhalf Tim Swiel was named on the bench to provide cover.

Saturday's clash in Kimberley kicks off at 15:00.

Teams:

Griquas:

15 PJ Vermeulen, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 JP Nel, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Rocco Jansen, 10 Francois Brummer, 9 Marnus Hugo, 8 Leon Karemaker, 7 Hilton Lobberts, 6 Carel Greeff, 5. Jonathan Adendorf, 4 Jaco Nepgen, 3 Nick Schonert, 2 Ryno Barnes (captain), 1 Steph Roberts.

Substitutes: 16. Matthew Dobson, 17. Brummer Badenhorst, 18. RJ Liebenberg , 19. Burger Schoeman, 20. Jacques Coetzee, 21. Du Randt Gerber, 22. Richard Lawson

Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Michael Rhodes, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Tiaan Liebenberg, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Gerbrandt Grobler, 19. Rohan Kitshoff, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Tim Swiel, 22. Ryan Nell

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