Error-prone WP upset Coetzee

2012-09-30 18:44

Cape Town - There was a sharp decline in the quality of Western Province's play as they suffered a 22-9 home defeat at the hands of the Currie Cup pace-setters, the Golden Lions, at Newlands on Saturday.

WP head coach Allister Coetzee said he was disappointed that his side did not even manage to salvage a bonus point.

"The amount of unforced errors were of a our own making because some of them were committed at times when we were not under pressure," said Coetzee.

"Our decision-making all afternoon was poor and probably the worst was the overlap situations which potentially were scoring opportunities.

Coetzee also felt when the Lions did exert pressure, the youngsters in the team did not respond well.

"We have quite a few youngsters, many of them straight from the under-21 ranks and with very few Currie Cup matches under their belts, but they need to learn how to handle pressure," Coetzee added.

"When the pressure came they did not make the right decisions. But overall, the Lions had us under pressure when we made errors."

The victory allowed the Lions to move clear at the top of the log with a three-point lead ahead of the Sharks, while Province slipped into third place.

"There are two rounds of matches remaining in the league and we've made it very hard for ourselves to reach the playoffs," said Coetzee.

"We'll have to work harder than before to make sure we can reach the playoffs. We saw how the Lions took their opportunities and they were disciplined on the field."

Lions boss Johan Ackermann, meanwhile, said he was not sure whether the win was enough to ensure his team will secure a home semi-final in the play-off round.

"This win certainly is a big step towards securing a home semi, and we would have been in big trouble if we didn't win," said Ackermann.

"We've had to accept that we would be without key players because of Bok call-ups in the past few days, but the camaraderie in the squad is so great that players are playing for each other.

"We achieved our win on the back of a good defensive effort and the players who stood in for the Bok call-ups brought a new dimension to the side."

Ackermann said his front row resources were wearing thin and he was going to ask the Bok coach to release either Pat Cilliers or CJ Van der Linde so that he could at least have one of those props available for the next match.

"I'm not sure if any of those two are going to get game time or even make the match-day squad," said Ackermann.

"There is only one Test now (against the All Blacks) and if either of them are not going to be used, it would better if they had some game time."


  • eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-30 19:03

    Dowwe Mof where is Blou Johnny? Are you tired of managing 2 fake profiles? Tired of logging into 2 account all the time?

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-09-30 19:12

      Hulle is seker kwaad vir mekaar of iets

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 19:14

      @eden Onthou dis "irriterend" nie irriteerend" nie hoor oubaas se honne

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-30 19:24

      ai ou dowwe mof jammer dat ek perongeluk 'n tik foutjie gemaak het. Wag nog vir jou reply?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 19:33

      @eden En ok nie jou eerste een nie. Nie seker waar Johnny is nie, as ek moet raai het hy hom seker dood gelag vir die WP se poging gister

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 19:34

      @eden En tikfoutjie is een woord. Next please

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-30 19:36

      Nes die blou bulle se poging? weet nie hoekom jy so groot bek is oor die bulle op die ommblik nie?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 19:38

      @eden "Oomblik" Was jy op skool?

      will.fischadler - 2012-10-01 20:16

      Ja Doffie jou Pa toe vir jou 'n woordeboek gekoop of kyk jy op die rekenaar vir spelfoute....dit is nie 'n spel kompetisie nie....en meeste van ons werk hard en het 'n besige lewe behalwe nog die vrou en kinders ook...jy het baie tyd....en ek het bietjie op Faceboek geloer....jy was nog nie eers uit Pretoria nie..Kanada is net 'n naam van 'n land wat jy op TV gesien het....

      sean.thick.5 - 2012-10-02 00:43

      @will Interessant, ek het nog nooit in my lewe in Pretoria gebly nie. Maar ou dowwe Wil weet moes als, jy weet seker hoe om 'n ACL repair ook te doen of sal met my stry daaroor.

  • dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 19:18

    Newlands, the head office of choking in world sport of any kind. BWA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-30 19:26

      Om te choke moet mens erens kom. Darem kom WP in die semi's die heeltyd ,Waar was die bulle die afgelope 2 jaar?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 19:36

      @eden Ja, julle claim to fame: "Ja maar ons was darem in die semi's" "Ja maar ons was dan top-of-the-log" Ongelukkig gee niemand 'n vaal f@#$ om waar jy op die log gele het en of jy die semi's gemaak het nie. Al wat saakmaak is: Het jy toe die beker gewen?

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-30 23:03

      en of jy laaste eindig soos julle:)

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 23:06

      @eden 2 swak seisoene met 4.5 Curriebekers in die laaste dekade. 11 swak seisoene met geen bekers Wat verkies jy?

      paul.coetzee1 - 2012-10-01 04:58

      Team P W PTS 6 Blue Bulls 8 3 14

  • gerhardus.windpomp - 2012-09-30 19:26

    Another Currie Cup for the Lions. Great stuff.

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-30 19:39

      Gerhardus ek is bly vir julle. Julle verdien dit, maar hey dis nog nie heeltemal verby nie. Daar is nog kans vir WP ,Sharks, Cheethas en selfs die Kwas

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 19:48

      WP? BWA HA HA

  • erik.prinsloo.1 - 2012-09-30 20:59

    En weereens geen geweeklaag van die Sharks en Bulle wat elk 'n groter aantal spelers as die WP aan die Bokke moes afstaan nie. Moet die heeltyd sit en lees hoe die Kapenaars opgehemel word en dan weer die verskonings wanneer dit nie goed gaan nie. Sharks en Bulle maak nie geluide nie - gaan aan met wat hulle het - ook met heelwat jonges in hulle spanne. Welgedaan Leeus!

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 21:10

      @erik Wel die WP is die Jokers van wereldrugby

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-30 23:07

      Ja dowwe ons is die joke maar die score wys 42-6 en die laaste paar games het julle alles verloor teen ons maar jy se ons is die jokes? Dan is julle mos een MOERSE joke van rugby

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 23:11

      @eden Onthou jy 75-14?

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-10-01 15:01

      Nee ek onthou nie dit nie nes jy nie 32 CC bekers van WP onthou nie

      sean.thick.5 - 2012-10-02 00:45

      @eden Ek weet van dit, maar sal nie se ek onthou nie. 25 van hulle is gewen voor meeste van ons gebore was. Maar verskil is ek stry nie dat WP 32 gewen het nie. Dit maak hulle nie meer suksesvol as die Bulls nie

  • francois.smith.7 - 2012-09-30 21:28

    So remind me again, who is the coach and who selected the team? Who is suppose to coach them to not make handling errors and to absorb the pressure, the blameless AC?

      ronnie.atwell.75 - 2012-09-30 21:43

      i totally agree my friend. This toss braim and his ilk are ruining WP rugby. He blames all the young players but himmself and the overated Fleck. Thnx.

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-09-30 23:55

      WP will do good it they get Carlos Spencer and Jantjes both from the Lions. Then the quota will be filled and Fleck can help Snorre at UWC.

      francois.smith.7 - 2012-10-01 08:25

      The coach picks players who cannot pass and catch.

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-09-30 21:28

    dowwe.duane Cupless,stick with the "Papsak" ,it needs less training.

  • Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-09-30 21:30

    Waar is al ons girls vandag - Rene , Mandy ens.

  • Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-09-30 21:31

    Het jul opgemerk die Lions het dubbel die log punte van die Bulle

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-30 21:43

      Maar nie 'n kwart van die bekers wat die Bulle het nie

  • ronnie.atwell.75 - 2012-09-30 21:48

    When will the so called management of WP see where the problems lie. Sorry u had to go Rassie. I was so embarrassed, really Coetsee

      suidlander.vanwyk - 2012-09-30 22:10

      Rassie was way worse that AC, Rassie nearly ran this Province to extinction and he got promoted for that, he is plain overated

  • glen.clark.37669 - 2012-10-01 08:09

    I see "The Kings" are top of the "other" Currie Cup section, pity we can't have a relegation match for the S15, then we would see who should rightly be there! Perhaps they can talk their way into having a "Test" against the next touring side as well, may as well make SA Rugby a total laughing stock, while we are at it! Send them to the next World Cup as a reward for something!! :-)

  • craig.joseph7 - 2012-10-01 08:36

    Western Problems!!!!! or is it Western Stormlesss! i was at the field, they need to up thier game!

  • johan.jacobs.5680 - 2012-10-01 12:51

    dowwe.duane Thans for the copliment,but at least iv'e got brains ,which you lack,the Papsak is well known, for killing of braincells, take care friend.

      sean.thick.5 - 2012-10-02 00:47

      @johan You do? Well then you hiding it well

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