Bok coaches disrupt WP plans

2011-08-16 21:52

Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has included Springboks Gio Aplon and Juan de Jongh on his bench after the Bok management finally released the duo.

Province take on the Golden Lions in a Currie Cup clash at Newlands on Friday night.

Coetzee was left in the dark until late on Tuesday afternoon as to whether Aplon and De Jongh would be allowed to play against the Lions.

This late confirmation has given the WP coach no other option than to play his two backline stars from the bench on Friday night.

"They haven't practiced with us yet, so there's no way we could just pick them in the starting team. But they will definitely get game time," Coetzee told the Die Burger newspaper.

The WP brains trust can rightly feel aggrieved that it took the Bok management so long to finally release the two players, especially De Jongh.

The centre was not part of the Bok 22-man squad for the Test against Australia in Durban last week.

It would thus have made sense to release De Jongh - as was the case with several other Boks at other provinces - for last week's Currie Cup  to gain some much needed playing time, as the Boks will only play again on 11 September in the World Cup.

Pieter Louw is the only change to the starting line-up from the team that went down to the Sharks last week. He replaces Ruan Kitshoff - who has been included in Namibia's squad for the World Cup.

Ikey captain Nick Fenton-Wells comes in on the bench as loose forward cover.

Quinn Roux is also on the bench to provide cover at lock for the injured Adriaan Fondse.

De Jongh and Aplon replace Berton Klaasen and Marcel Brache - who drop out of the 22-man squad.


Western Province: 15 Conrad Jantjes, 14 Danie Poolman, 13 Johann Sadie, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 JJ Engelbrecht, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nick Koster, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Pieter Louw, 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Hilton Lobberts, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Deon Fourie (captain), 1 Steven Kitshoff.

Substitutes: 16 Tiaan Liebenberg, 17 Frans Malherbe, 18 Quinn Roux, 19 Nick Fenton-Wells, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Juan de Jongh, 22 Gio Aplon.

Golden Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Jacobie Adriaanse, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Warren Whiteley, 20 Rudy Paige, 21 Burton Francis, 22 Jannie Boshoff.


  • Stuart - 2011-08-17 00:45

    Is it just me or does the Province bench look stronger than the starting lneup? Liebenberg, De Jongh, Aplon...

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 06:11

      It's just you.

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-08-17 06:40

      I am happy that the 2 youngsters continue to start the game.....not that Juan is not still a youngster :)!

  • Kleinboet - 2011-08-17 00:50

    At last! Well, better late than never. Why it was done only at such a late hour, is incomprehensible. The nett result is that they are now warming the bench whereas they should have been on the field to help our youngsters win the match. Still, I will rather have them available than not - the Springboks' loss is our gain. Welcome back, Pieter Louw! Suddenly the WP team looks a lot more formidable. Hope we will be able to pull it through against an inspired Lions team.

  • Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 06:11

    Didn't know they had any plans.

      gooinat - 2011-08-17 06:37

      Ag come now my friend,play nice!!!!

      CliffB - 2011-08-17 07:02

      More Plans That That Bunch Of Fools Up North !!!

      jk - 2011-08-17 08:08

      dozer- that time of the month again...

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 08:18

      I see the cat dragged Cliffie in.

      Brannas - 2011-08-17 08:29

      Excuses excuses, thats all the WeePee is good at, 2 players not available and now their plans are disrupt, they had no plan to disrupt from the start. they had no plan for the past 11 years.

      jk - 2011-08-17 08:32

      brannas- moet nie belaglik raak nie! niemand het dit ooit gese nie. hou op om dinge uit jou duim te suig seun...

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-17 08:33

      ...still no cups...?? .....10 year losers...!! ...and counting...!! ....he he he he he he he he ...!!!

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 08:49

      Eeeuw. This has to be the most hideous 3-some in recent years: Lloyd, Brannas and Johnny joined at the 'hip' (lower hip regions) and spewing drivel simultaneously.

      jk - 2011-08-17 09:04

      johnnybb- relugasie is jou voorland pappie...

      pappavyf - 2011-08-17 11:41

      Bulldozer - quite an apt name, cause all you write is bull - you dumb twat

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 11:44

      Awesome chirp, pappa5.

  • WPBLIKSEM - 2011-08-17 06:20

    FANTASTIC news!!!! LIONS se BROEKE begin SKUD seker al??? Relax, ons gaan julle TRAP, maar nie VERNEDER nie... WP groete!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 07:01

      BALSAK, ek van nie gewoonlik WP se kant nie, maar as Jaco Peyper Saterdag die ref is, dan kan julle nou maar klaar handdoek ingooi.

      jk - 2011-08-17 08:10

      wpbliksem-ons sal die leeus nie verneder nie, net oordonder, al wie ons verneder en verkleineer is daai skuimsakke bulle!!!

      JohnnyBB - 2011-08-17 08:37

      ...the Stormers/WP need a decent coach... ........Alister Coetzee = NO cups......

      jk - 2011-08-17 09:29

      johnnybb- needs a new brain...

      Jenny - 2011-08-17 15:59

      @Johnny WP = No cups, dont blame the coach

      WPBLIKSEM - 2011-08-17 16:36

      @Bull, Hoekom?? Daar's 2 refs in SA wat ek like as hulle onse games blaas en dit is Pro Legoeta en Mark Lawrence.

  • jk - 2011-08-17 08:11

    saffa- your dream came true- your heroes are in...on the bench

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 08:45

      Morning JK :) I was obviously just thinking in the same lines as what Alistair was about the release of them. If my dream had come true - both of these guys would be playing a part in the BOK test on Saturday......not sitting on the bench for the WP - BUT: I reckon they will both be going to NZ, so let them get game time with the WP for now. It certainly helps the WP cause......(I hope Quinn Roux gets a GOOD amount of game time from the bench as well.....really like the kid)

      jk - 2011-08-17 09:17

      saffa- between you and me, if quinn start to drink less he would have stared earlier in his career... trust me

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 09:38

      But the kid is still U/21 - allow him some pleasure....... :)

      jk - 2011-08-17 09:45

      saffa- trust me when i give you this news...

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 10:02

      Then give the kid a kick from me. He is pure class, built like a frikkin Hummer with attitude, aggression and skill to boot...He must not stuff it up! The closest player I have EVER seen to what Bakkies was in his prime. And he seems to have a fair amount of 'grey matter upstairs' - and YOUNG enough to have a long and illustrious professional career at the very top. As hy sulke talent opmors sal ek persoonlik sy gat warm slaan.

      jk - 2011-08-17 10:05

      wel. ek weet nie van die grey matters nie..

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 10:22

      On the field I meant JK :) He seems to make the right decisions as No 4 lock more often than not. :) He does come from Pretoria Affies boy, not sure if Grey matter academically is a requirement. Maar ernstig - ek dink hy is genuine een van die stars of the future.

      jk - 2011-08-17 10:28

      kom ons kyk maar of hy hier sal bly, sal nie verbaas wees as hy oor n jaar of 2 terug gaan petoors toe nie,,,

      donkerhond - 2011-08-17 11:01

      What about Eben Etzebeth? We need a good nr 5 as well

      jk - 2011-08-17 11:18

      hond- ons grootste kopseer is om die manne hier te hou... hy doen goed by die u/21's

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 11:51

      @Donkerhond, we have Reniel Hugo, Eben, Quinn, all at U21 level. All 3 are great locks. That is why I think young Elstadt must be played at flank again (I believe that to be his best position) - and we can utilise a few of these talented young locks a little more.

      jk - 2011-08-17 11:58

      pieter louw to play 7 2012-2014

  • saburger - 2011-08-17 08:36

    Another example of the unprofessional Bok coaches! Nothing they do inspire confidence.

  • Riaan - 2011-08-17 08:57

    Think the Bok coaches are disrupting every ones plans including their own..... or what theirs should have been.

  • Jason - 2011-08-17 09:18

    any hopes of conrad jantjes getting into the world cup squad?

  • - 2011-08-17 10:36

    LOL, Branna's and Johnny, the boere from the north..... At least WP will be playing Currie Cup next season, I reckon Bulls will be in the First division. And hold on we do have a Cup this year ( we won the South African confrence cup didnt we). What have the Bulls won this year? Or better yet why dont you tell us where you guys came in the Super 15 and where you sitting in the Curie Cup?

  • Raka13 - 2011-08-17 11:28

    De Jongh is starting with the same crap as Meisiekind, binnebreuk..... Aplon is doing the up and under thing, the Boks management is damaging their careers.

  • pappavyf - 2011-08-17 11:44

    Sadie en De Jongh as senterpaar is baie gevaarlik soos bewys met game teen Blues, hulle het dit gewen! Lions gaan lekker poefies

  • Chief Kok - 2011-08-17 11:51

    Shame. WeePee is baie desperate vir 'n wen. Go Lions!!! Go Mitchell!!! Go Carlos!!! Go All Blacks!!!

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 12:11

      Go Sonny Bill!!!

      jk - 2011-08-17 12:43

      go darius botha

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