Currie Cup

Boshoff: Physicality will be key

2014-10-03 10:18
Marnitz Boshoff (Gallo Images)
Johannesburg - Golden Lions flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff says his team needs to show up physically if they are to beat the Sharks in Durban this weekend.

The Golden Lions have been in fine form during the Currie Cup campaign this year. They have won six of their eight games so far, which earns them second spot on the overall standings with two rounds left before the playoffs.

They face the Sharks at Kings Park on Friday night. An away victory will give them a good chance of securing a home Currie Cup semi-final.

Boshoff believes the Sharks will provide a tough game, especially at the collisions.

"The Sharks are a very physical team. We'll need to match them at the gain line," Boshoff told the MyPlayers website.

"I'm confident we can do so as our forwards are playing very well at the moment, and our backs are taking their opportunities.

"One thing the team has done well this season is the interplay between players, especially backs and forwards. If we can front up against the Sharks and get our game plan right this weekend, we'll do well in Durban."

Although the playoffs are in two weeks’ time, Boshoff stressed that the Lions are not looking too far ahead.

"We're taking things week by week. We would love to host a semi-final, but we need to get the job done before we can look ahead to anything else," said Boshoff. "We have two tough games ahead of us, including the Cheetahs derby after the Sharks game, so we have to be focused on the job at hand."

Boshoff is back in the starting line-up for the game against the Sharks, after making an early return from injury off the bench against Griquas last weekend.

"I'm hoping to pick up where I left off. It was tough watching from the sidelines as injuries are never nice, but I'm glad to be back," said Boshoff. "I just want to do my job well for the team, especially during the crucial rounds of the Currie Cup."

Kick-off for Friday's clash at Kings Park is scheduled for 19:10.



15. SP Marais, 14. S'bura Sithole, 13. Paul Jordaan, 12. Andre Esterhuizen, 11. Lwazi Mvovo, 10. Lionel Cronje, 9. Cameron Wright, 8. Tera Mtembu (captain), 7. Etienne Oosthuizen, 6. Jacques Botes, 5. Marco Wentzel, 4. Stephan Lewies, 3. Lourens Adriaanse, 2. Kyle Cooper/Monde Hadebe, 1. Thomas du Toit

Substitutes: 16. Monde Hadebe/Franco Marais, 17. Dale Chadwick, 18. Matt Stevens, 19. JC Astle, 20. Khaya Majola, 21. Conrad Hoffmann, 22. Fred Zeilinga

Golden Lions:

15. Andries Coetzee, 14. Ruan Combrinck, 13. Lionel Mapoe (captain), 12. Stokkies Hanekom, 11. Courtnall Skosan, 10. Marnitz Boshoff, 9. Ross Cronje, 8. Willie Britz, 7. Warwick Tecklenburg, 6. Jaco Kriel, 5. Franco Mostert, 4. Martin Muller, 3. Ruan Dreyer, 2. Robbie Coetzee, 1. Schalk van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16. Armand van der Merwe, 17. Julian Redelinghuys, 18. Jacques van Rooyen, 19. Derick Minnie, 20. Kwagga Smith, 21. Mark Richards, 22. Howard Mnisi

For more exclusive player content, check out


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Your thoughts on the Currie Cup being cut to a one-round tournament in 2018?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.