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WP win first Vodacom Cup

2012-05-18 21:17

Kimberley - Western Province claimed their first Vodacom Cup title when they snatched a 20-18 victory (half-time 10-13) over Griquas in the final, at GWK Park, on Friday.

Griquas, dominated the possession and territory stakes throughout the match, led 18-13 with time up on the stadium clock. But, waves of late Western Province assaults eventually saw their defences cave as flank Rohan Kitshoff went over for the try which levelled the score at 18-18.

Province Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis calmly slotted the conversion to break Griquas hearts on the stroke of fulltime.

For Western Province it was their first win in 15 years of the competition in their first-ever final, while Griquas were left ruing the fact that they missed out on their fifth title.

Western Province never held the lead in the match until after the final whistle but were rewarded for their persistence.

Griquas got off to a flyer and, after forcing Western Province into some early handling errors, opened the scoring as early as the second minute, when their powerfully-built number eight Leon Karemaker burst through a lineout to score midway out. Flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff had no trouble with the conversion.

Boshoff increased the lead to 10-0 with a penalty 14 minutes later.

The visitors hit straight back in the 19th minute as their backline employed slick hands to see right wing Danie Poolman over the tryline.

Catrakilis duly slotted the conversion.

Both sides played attacking rugby and probed each other's defences. The game threatened to open up at times in the first half but both teams were unable to finish off.

The flyhalves kicked a penalty each shortly before the before the break to see Griquas leading 13-10 at the changeover.

Catrakilis levelled matters shortly after the restart with a well-taken penalty.

The hosts moved back into the lead in the 48th minute when prop Janro van Niekerk crashed over after sustained pressure on the Western Province line.

Missed penalty attempts by Boshoff (3) and replacement fullback Rudi Vogt (2) cost Griquas dearly on the night, as Kitshoff went on to snatch a victory for Western Province which had looked unlikely for most of the evening.

SCORERS:

GWK Griquas – Tries: Leon Karemaker, Janro van Niekerk; Conversions: Marnitz Boshoff; Penalties: Marnitz Boshoff (2)

DHL WP – Tries: Danie Poolman, Rohan Kitshoff; Conversions: Demetri Catrakilis (2); Penalties: Demetri Catrakilis (2)

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Comments
  • Master - 2012-05-18 21:18

    Proooooooooviiiiiiincccceee!!!!!!

      gordon.p.jacobs - 2012-05-18 21:20

      Proooooooooooviiiiiiiince!!!!!!

      Jack - 2012-05-18 23:27

      jou leka ding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Master - 2012-05-19 00:48

      Haters gonna hate.

      Koos - 2012-05-19 01:13

      Geluk aan die WP met hul oorwinning. Bloubul groete.

  • AcidBlade - 2012-05-18 21:21

    1 out 4 cups already in the trophy room...........

  • andre.ernstzen - 2012-05-18 21:21

    Weeeepeeeee jou lekker deng!

  • Shelton - 2012-05-18 21:30

    W-P is nou amptelik 0 jaar sonder n tofee..

      Shelton - 2012-05-18 21:31

      Trophy*

  • 1amAlan - 2012-05-18 21:33

    Awesome boys. Let this be only the first trophy for the season.

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-21 09:40

      dam right about that

  • Bergelmir - 2012-05-18 21:37

    PROOOOOOVINCE, PROOOOOOOVINCE, PRRROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVINCE!!!!!!

      Bergelmir - 2012-05-18 21:47

      The time has come to polish the image of WP Rugby and to reignite the proud tradition of SA's oldest rugby union! I am, and always will be proud of WESTERN PROVINCE RUGBY!

  • Jaco - 2012-05-18 21:39

    Wa is al die galbrakers van Pretoria nou??

      Saffa - 2012-05-18 21:43

      Hulle almal in die bars

      Master - 2012-05-19 00:49

      Saffa, certainly you mean behind bars?

  • frans.visserdsb - 2012-05-18 21:43

    Nice one... first cup in the bag. we want 4 this year...next the Conference cup...

  • Sheldon - 2012-05-18 22:04

    Ek gaan net terug sit en die oomblik geniet,want dit is ons province supporters s'n.vir die minste dra die \15 jaar sonder 'n beker\ geen krag meer nie.Time to think up something new.

  • Anthony - 2012-05-18 22:07

    I'm almost shat myself.thanks province for not doing it

  • Craven - 2012-05-18 22:10

    My Mom is so happy about the WP win. My dad is bitter, he hates it when WP win anything (Bluebull supporter). My moms friend said \Spies has microcardia and testicular atrophy\ . This made my dad very angry and he went and poured a whisky. What does it mean?

      Ken - 2012-05-18 23:42

      Craven, it means that no one in your family has a bigger brain than Spies's balls!....and tell your dad and your moms friend to lay off the whiskey, it will make their kids stupid!

  • Craven - 2012-05-18 22:11

    My Mom is so happy about the WP win. My dad is bitter, he hates it when WP win anything (Bluebull supporter). My moms friend said \Spies has microcardia and testicular atrophy\ . This made my dad very angry and he went and poured a whisky. What does it mean?

      steyts - 2012-05-19 00:36

      No heart and very small balls!

  • naeem.february - 2012-05-18 22:13

    S0o Far For the season Western Province=1 BluE BullS = 0...Wp Loyal SuPporterS =1 BluE bulls Arrogant Supporters = 0...haha Next its the conferenCe cup,,,then SupeR rugby cup,,,thEn currie cup,,,under 19,21 and 1st team haha...its our year this year,,,btw where are those Blue bulls supporters( that didn't make the final) that said the griquas gna run us 2 the grounD? Haha arrogant muCh,,, No blue bullS comment,,,maar Groete van die kaap,,,WP/StormerS Forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Chumscrubber1 - 2012-05-19 08:30

      Bulls vs Stormers .... yawn ..... pity you guys get so excited beating one of the smaller unions, it's better for rugby when these poorer smaller underdog unions win. '

      naeem.february - 2012-05-19 09:30

      Haha that's y use moz loose 2 the bigger unions,,,like blues,stormers,and recently highlanderS,,,,haha ?

  • Pagel - 2012-05-18 22:25

    Lekker province - waar is die manne wat se ons het nie BMT nie??

  • Kobus Meissenheimer - 2012-05-18 22:42

    nog niks nie? Pretoria se krag moet af wees!

      Koos - 2012-05-19 06:53

      Die Bul ondersteuners word gereeld gevra om nie kommentaar te lewer op die nlog as dit 'n Stormers /WP berig is nie. Wat wil jy nou eindlik hê? Bloubul groete

      BlouTokolos - 2012-05-19 07:13

      Kobus... Moenie kom nek skiet hier nie jou aap! Die heel jaar sien mens nie jou comments op die blogs nie maar sodra jou span iets wen is jou bek groot. Is jy 'n ook een van daai "mooiweer ondersteuners"? Geniet dit en baie geluk met julle oorwinning!

  • stormers.fanbasefull - 2012-05-18 23:24

    What a tense game. Well done to th WP young guns. And to Griquas, you were worthy finalists. Wp jou leka ding! 10 ou of 10

  • Jack - 2012-05-18 23:40

    This article must have been written by old Rob Houwing. He makes it sound like a one sided affair, while the truth is that Province had to beat 16 men to win this game. The 2nd Griquas try came off a missed knock-on at the back of a ruck, but WP persevered and showed their true class to overcome and take the victory that was rightfully theirs!

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-05-19 00:07

    Ai ou jan, gaan steek jou hand...PROVINCE!!!!!!

      Master - 2012-05-19 00:51

      Jan slaan pan.

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-05-19 00:10

    Nee wat, die bulle is besig om die ou super 14 trofee braso te smeer....moet maar hulle laaste trophy koester...pffffft

  • Nicolaas - 2012-05-19 03:35

    @isak & iamallan2, moet glad nie droom nie hoor, ek is seker die ref het julle help die game wen want net ssos die groot Cape Chockers, kan die kleintjies ook nie cups wen nie. Ek dink die gaan julle enigste koppie wees vir seker nog 20 jaar. Volgende jaar dan vat Griqua weer daai koppie! Julle moet nou al baie fotos vat want dis al waarna julle die volgende 20 jaar gaan kyk!

      Daniel - 2012-05-19 06:46

      Het jy die game gekyk?

      Deon - 2012-05-19 07:19

      Jammer WP maar mr ref het aandeel in jul wen.... Dai was 'n penalty aan Griekwas vir \holding on\, reg voor die drie gescore was, enige ander ref sou dit geblaas het.... Once again u're saved by the ref...

      JouMa - 2012-05-19 08:23

      ou deontjie as jy game gekyk het sou jy gesien het dat no 9 coetzee aangeslaan het in beweging voor griekwas in hoek gedruk......

      dellwayne.louw - 2012-05-19 09:42

      tipiese bul kommintaar.suurgatte dis wat julle is.nou moet julle iets anders kry want dai 11 jr jokes is so 1985

      Pieter - 2012-05-19 10:13

      Griekwas se fout was dat hulle die skeidregter net gekontrakteer het vir totdat die sirene afgaan. Volgende keer moet hulle spesifiseer dat hy hulle sal bevoordeel totdat die eindfluitjie blaas!

  • Selwyn - 2012-05-19 04:14

    Veels geluk aan DOBBY. Hy is die man wat kan.My Ouma het amper haar broek nat gepis en sy noem dit Wee Pee.

  • hespach - 2012-05-19 04:59

    Geluk met jul oorwinning. Geniet dit!!!

  • Deon - 2012-05-19 07:13

    Wel gedaan WP, was goed om te sien die never-say-die attitude paid off, puik werk. Griekwas julle kan baie teleurgesteld wees maar loop kop omhoog, julle het die wedstryd oorheers

      Zion - 2012-05-19 08:04

      Wen works better

  • jean.rossouwsa - 2012-05-19 07:52

    Kan nie die EERSTE een wees nie, hulle is dan so fantasties, asemrowend , beste van alle tye goed!

  • roland.mouers - 2012-05-19 07:58

    Wp jy het amper my hart laat staan maar het die knoop deur gehaak

  • Zion - 2012-05-19 08:01

    Not too much opposition but at least the Mighty Western Province has something to keep the cutlery warm. Viva WP viva. Jirre I am sure there are some dik bekke around re-reffing the game. Ag nou, hoe nou, toe nou, kom nou.

  • aidan.w.naude - 2012-05-19 08:11

    where are those bluebull fans right now? toklos , blou machine? you can stop your argument we have won nothing for 20 years.Face it we are the best side in SA.

  • Chumscrubber1 - 2012-05-19 08:27

    Sad occasion.

  • schaun.vanzyl - 2012-05-19 09:46

    congrat isak en julle lekker weeee peee maters, mag julle hom geniet...will net se, wat is die koste van n ref omkoop.....lmfao joke net, geluk geniet hom, 15 jaar is lang droogte

  • Schalk - 2012-05-19 09:47

    waar is al daai Bulls wat gese het die WP het niks trophies nie, ons rekords wys nou dat ons in die laaste 3 jaar die vodacom cup, S15 confrence cup & u19 & u21 currie cup trophies gewen het - wat het die Bulls in die tyd gewen ??

      schaun.vanzyl - 2012-05-19 15:48

      For Western Province it was their first win in 15 years of the competition in their first-ever final..........just read the news first before u comment, but its only on this blog, i congrats the stormers, make a joke and tell them its a joke then the stormers thumbs down me, but schalk u would be an perfect match for filicity in 7de laan, u dont care what the reporter wrote, u straight go to comments and say laaste 3 jaar vodacom cup>>>>>>read headlines twat....W.P. win first vodacom cup,,,,,,, with that said, congrats wp

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-05-19 11:42

    Only managed to see the last injury stopage at 77 minutes. Commentator said WP down and out on their feet. Gruiquas will be champs. So changed channel again. I hope the commentator is still eating his shoes. with his feet still in them. Well done boys and seeing the team had been stripped of a few players for tonights game.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-05-19 11:46

    I just hope WP rugby can find the keys to the trophy cabinet as it has not been opened for such a long time :). Oh yes I am a WP supporter for life.

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