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WP to gamble with Duvenage?

2011-10-05 17:33

Cape Town - Western Province are pinning their hopes on scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage being fit for their Currie Cup clash against the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Province coach Allister Coetzee said on Wednesday he was giving Duvenage as much time as possible to recover from his ankle injury in an effort to field him on Saturday.

"Dewaldt is just important to this team's cause and I'm prepared to wait as long as possible to see if he can make it on to the field," said Coetzee.

"It means that he won't be doing any training this week, but that's the position I've taken in the hope that he'll be okay.

"And even if he's still not 100 percent fit on Saturday, I'm prepared to take a gamble by playing him.

"I have Nick Groom training with the team, so if Dewaldt can't play he'll be ready to play.

"He's such a vital player that I'm prepared to wait until the last minute before making a decision."

Berton Klaason has been preferred to specialist centre Johann Sadie.

"I decided to go with Berton because he's done so well in Sadie's absence," said Coetzee.

The coach has opted for a 5-2 split on the bench, meaning he'll have five forwards to call on to make an impact later in the match.

"When you're playing on the Highveld, one needs an impact from the bench and that's why we settled on the 5-2 split, rather than the 4-3," he said.

"We are not going to be conservative in our approach and the game plan we're adopting has been paying dividends.

"The players we have on the bench all bring energy to the side and that's what we are banking on."

Sadie will be joined by Groom or Louis Schreuder as scrumhalf cover on the bench.

If Province lose their fullback during the match, centre Marcel Brache will be moved to 15, and in the event of a flyhalf injury, Conrad Jantjes will take over in the pivot position. "I decided to go without Lionel (Cronjé) this week because he didn't impress against the Sharks last week, and since we have five forwards on the bench, there wasn't place for him," said Coetzee.

"The 5-2 split also meant that (flyhalf) Isma-eel Dollie lost out on a possible place on the bench."

Teams:

Golden Lions:
15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Joshua Strauss (captain), 6 Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 David Bulbring, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Burton Francis, 21 Dylan des Fountain, 22 James Kamana

Western Province:
15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Berton Klaasen, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage/Nic Groom, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Nick Fenton-Wells, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Adriaan Fondse, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg (captain), 1 JC Kritzinger

Substitutes: 16. Deon Fourie, 17. Frans Malherbe, 18. Hilton Lobberts, 19. Nizaam Carr, 20. Pieter Louw, 21. Nic Groom/Louis Schreuder, 22. Johann Sadie

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Comments
  • Brannas - 2011-10-05 19:47

    The WiePie is running out of options now, does not matter who they play, they history . Just a matter of time now, Bhahahahaha

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-05 20:55

      Jou GELOOF is baie sterk. Look at this : Bulls currently on 33 points, lets say your win both your last 2 games with bonus points ,you move to 43. WP currently on 36, we pick up 4 against the lions and 5 against Pumas , WP move to 45 OR we loose against the Lions, but manage 4 tries and loosing with less than 7 points, so we then move to 38 + the 5 against the Pumas. We will then be level with the Blue Bulls, but based on points difference qualify for the 4th spot on the log. You are HISTORY, my china WP groete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Oukoos - 2011-10-05 22:05

      @WPBLIKSEM Question is: How are you gonna get 2 points against the Lions if you go down by 15-20 points?? Bwa HA HA HA HA HA

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-06 06:23

      @Oukoos- Is jou Broer en Suster al getroud?

      Marius Swart - 2011-10-06 17:28

      @WPBliksem.Ek dink jy weet ek gaan Lions ondersteun en ek vermoed jy gaan Griekwas ondersteun.Mag die twee beste spanne wen.Bulle bo

  • Oukoos - 2011-10-05 19:51

    Whatever you do WP, it's official, 11 years cupless!! I checked the stats and history, there's no other team in worldrugby that has played in 3 competitions per year and could not win any in 11 years. That's quite an achievement boytjies!! World record, brilliant, can't ever see that being broken

      Dries - 2011-10-06 13:45

      die wiel draai papa , die wiel draai

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-07 00:22

      @wplekka Miskien doen hy, maar hulle het ok gese die maer jare duur 7 jaar, WP is op 11 nou! Man is dit nou vir jou maer!

  • Fleckie - 2011-10-05 20:41

    They need to play Groom if Duvies isnt 100% fit, dont risk it. Groom will be the starting 9 next year this time . He offers a lil more and just doesnt have enough experience yet.

  • Jan - 2011-10-05 21:32

    Brannas en Oukoos, soek julle geselsskap?. Wil sien of julle Flou Nulle so ver sou gekom het met so baie beserings

      Oukoos - 2011-10-05 22:08

      Hi foeitog Jan (IK reus), so tipiese WP eenogige stellingtjie. Wat van die 11 Bulls by die World Cup met 5 besereings hulself? Al wat ek kan se: 'n dekade sonner 'n koppie kan nie maklik wees nie, ek voel vir jou

      HennieduPles - 2011-10-06 09:42

      Hier begin die WePee verskonings alweer hoekom hulle Saterdag gaan pak kry en uitval. Rugby is nie vir sissies nie. En WPBliksempie, Ou Koos se suster mag nie nou trou nie. Sy het 'n 3 jaar kontrak geteken om vir WePee stut te speel. Dalk saam met Bees !

      CliffB - 2011-10-06 10:37

      HennieduPles: Julle klomp gemors van Noord van die Jukskei gooi mos julle spelers weg as hy n vout maak , en OUKOOS (FAKE RUBBISH) se suster kan met haarself trou , sy is n "hermaphrodite"

      Zip23 - 2011-10-06 13:26

      dink die Fout, moord, dalk erger as meeste Foute, Cliffie.

      CliffB - 2011-10-06 14:31

      Zip23 -Sal jou daai ene gee , maar feit is n feit , daai HENNIEDUPLES ding bly maar n danville drek !!!

      Zip23 - 2011-10-06 15:02

      Gelukkig kan niemand die Choice Cup by julle vat nie.

  • wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-06 14:34

    Ek hoop nie Duvenage kry seer nie, hy is n yster

      BulvanBulle - 2011-10-06 15:24

      'n Yster in springkaanland ja

      wpjoulekkading - 2011-10-06 15:46

      @ OsvanOsse, as jy van jou vrou skei, bly sy nog jou suster !

      Oukoos - 2011-10-06 20:39

      @wpjoulekkading Dis korrek, vat nie 'n kernfisikus om dit uit te figure nie

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