Cape Town - The Western Province team, for Friday night’s Currie
Cup meeting with the Golden Lions in Johannesburg, have been confirmed with
Cheslin Kolbe lining up in the No 15 jersey.
Kolbe has overcome some bone bruising on his ankle to take
his place in the team, with Dillyn Leyds (groin niggle) not being risked this
The hard-running Kobus van Wyk will thus continue in the No 14
shirt, where he played against the Pumas last weekend.
“There was no point in risking Dillyn with a guy like Kobus
(van Wyk) 100% fit (and able) to take his place on the right-wing,” coach John
Dobson told the WP Rugby website.
“With the playoffs just around the corner we don’t see the
need to rush players back, as is the case with Dillyn and also Rynhard Elstadt
and Jano Vermaak.
“That said, we feel we have selected the best possible
starting team, along with a powerful bench, to do the job for us tonight in what
is going to be a tough match against the unbeaten Lions on their home turf.”
Friday’s clash at Ellis Park is scheduled for 18:00.
15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Courtnall Skosan, 13 Rohan Janse van
Rensburg, 12 Howard Mnisi, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross
Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Stephan de Witt, 6 Jaco Kriel (captain), 5 Franco
Mostert, 4 Lourens Erasmus, 3 Julian Redelinghuys, 2 Malcolm Marx, 1 Dylan
Substitutes: 16 Mark Pretorius, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Fabian
Booysen, 19 Albertus Smith, 20 Jaco van der Walt, 21 Stokkies Hanekom, 22
15.Cheslin Kolbe, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Johnny Kotze, 12.
Juan de Jongh (captain), 11. Seabelo Senatla, 10. Robert du Preez, 9. Nic
Groom, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 6. Chris Cloete, 5. Ruan Botha, 4.
Jean Kleyn, 3. Wilco Louw, 2. Bongi Mbonambi, 1. Steven Kitshoff
Substitutes: 16. Michael Willemse, 17. Oli Kebble, 18. Chris
van Zyl, 19. Jurie van Vuuren, 20. Godlen Masimla, 21. Kurt Coleman, 22. Huw