All WP's Boks available

2011-10-13 07:46

Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee confirmed that all their returning Springboks will be available for their important Currie Cup clash against the Pumas at Newlands on Saturday.

Die Burger newspaper reports that Schalk Burger, Jean de Villiers, Jaque Fourie, Gio Aplon, Juan de Jongh and Bryan Habana have all made themselves available for selection.

Coetzee said he would have understood if some of them were not keen to play so soon after returning from the World Cup in New Zealand.

"Man, I barely started talking when all of them said - like one man - they want to be part of our Currie Cup campaign. All six are thus available (for Saturday)," said Coetzee.

De Jongh only returned to Cape Town on Wednesday evening - and has subsequently not trained with the team yet.

Coetzee lauded the commitment and character of his Springboks for making themselves available and believes the heartbreak in New Zealand will make them hungry for Currie Cup success with WP.

"Our Boks have something to play for. It's also a chance to make up for last year's disappointment in the final (against the Sharks)," said Coetzee.

Province must win against the Pumas to ensure they qualify for the semi-finals, and might need a bonus point victory if the Blue Bulls beat the Leopards by a large margin.

They are currently in fourth position on the log standings, with 36 points - one ahead of the Blue Bulls. WP's points difference (71) is also far more superior to that of the Bulls (13).

Thus, barring a huge Blue Bulls victory over the Leopards, Province would only need to claim four points against the Pumas on Saturday.

They will also have the added advantage of knowing exactly what they need to do when their game kicks off - as the men from Pretoria have their game scheduled for Friday evening at Loftus Versfeld.


  • danie.kroezen - 2011-10-13 07:59

    Dit wys groot sakke,dis sulke attitudes wat bekers wen.Watch and play! WP tjou moer leka deng

      caleb69 - 2011-10-13 15:35

      Ha ha ja nee wonder watse bekers julle wen, seker bekers vol wyn

  • gooinat - 2011-10-13 08:09

    Great attitude from the Boks to wanna play CC rugby.........

  • chris - 2011-10-13 08:25

    Danie gaan suig aan jou PAP SAK dis mos jull wp se lekka ding.

      danie.kroezen - 2011-10-13 08:46

      Ja ou grote,sal maar wag vir die finaal,moenie weg hardloop nie,jy gaan n moerse game mis.

      Fuf - 2011-10-14 15:16

      @danie breinchirurg kroezen 'n M@erse game mis se jy, julle beloof ons daai game nou al 'n dekade lank. Bwa ha ha ha Go Lions

  • WPBLIKSEM - 2011-10-13 08:32

    FANTASTIC news!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bulls SUCK, but WP Forever and Ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nellie - 2011-10-13 09:12

    BOOYA!!! WP jou lekker ding!!!

  • ROOIHART - 2011-10-13 10:05

    Trying to get on the cc bonus bandwagon if you ask me....dan wonder julle hoekom sadie waai...

      James Howlett - 2011-10-13 10:51

      Sadie waai, want hoe speel jy die 3 beste senters in Suid Afrika uit die span uit? Sadie waai i.e.g na 'n span toe wat nie hierdie jaar eers semi's gaan maak nie en ook nie vir die volgende 10 jaar nie. Rooihart : beteken dit jy is 'n Lion supporter? Jy is seker nou net bietjie bang omdat WP se regte span nou teen julle gaan speel. Julle het ons C span goed gewen,geluk! maar kom ons kyk nou wat gebeur! Sterkte!

      KingSmurf - 2011-10-13 13:18

      Sadie is overated en 'n regte show ponie! En nou waai hy nog na 'n span toe waar hy nog minder speelkans gaan kry as by die WP?

  • Richard - 2011-10-13 13:16

    You just keep telling yourslf that James. If you see the bulls' player bought list, couopled with the returning bokke in Steyn, Hougaardt, Spies, chilliboy then you will think twice. And the bulls are not out just yet. The Wp can fluff it agaisnt the wp and the bulls could put a big one over the leopards.

      Witsand local - 2011-10-13 13:54

      Well, the Bulls can also fluff it against the leopards so there.

      James Howlett - 2011-10-13 14:16

      Steyn, Hougaardt and Chilliboy, yes! But naming "Pierre Spies" is a joke. Talk about a show ponie, All muscle, no talent! I think even " Earl Rose " would do better at 8th man than Spies! hahaha

  • Wide Awake - 2011-10-13 15:06

    Not true - Andries Bekker still out !!!

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