Currie Cup

Coetzee: We're ready for S15

2014-10-27 18:14
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province coach Allister Coetzee believes they can carry the momentum gained from winning the Currie Cup into next year's Super Rugby competition.

WP beat the Golden Lions 19-16 at Newlands on Saturday to win the Currie Cup for a record 33rd time.

It was a stellar end to the 2014 season for the Capetonians, especially after the Stormers finished a disappointing 11th in this year's Super Rugby competition.

However, Coetzee believes things will improve in next year's edition.

"I realise that it's two vastly different competitions, but I nevertheless feel that the confidence we gained from winning the Currie Cup will spill over into next year," Coetzee told Die Burger.

"We have depth in this province. The Lions' team for the final was very close to the one which will play for them in Super Rugby, while we'll be boosted by Springboks and a few other players. Things are looking positive for next year."

Springboks Jean de Villiers, Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen, Eben Etzebeth, Siya Kolisi, Damian de Allende and Frans Malherbe will boost the Stormers next season, while Bongi Mbonambi (hooker) and Wilco Louw (prop) have also been bought from the Bulls.

WP are also looking to buy an experienced tighthead prop to cover for the departures of Pat Cilliers and Brok Harris.

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