Groom starts for WP

2012-10-02 15:01

Cape Town - Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Friday's Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria.

Kick-off is at 19:10.

Coetzee has made just one change to the starting XV from last week, with Nic Groom and Louis Schreuder rotating at scrumhalf.

The WP boss has also opted for a five-two forwards split on the bench, with loose forward JJ Gagiano replacing centre Berton Klaasen in the matchday 22.

Unfortunately, flanker Rynhardt Elstadt - who was due to make his return from a rib cartilage injury this week - was not considered for selection, after suffering a recurrence of his injury.

Elstadt woke up in discomfort on Tuesday morning, after team training on Monday, and after being sent for a scan it was decided to withdraw him from the selection frame for this weekend.

Western Province might have beaten the Blue Bulls 42-6 in their previous Currie Cup encounter this season (just over a month ago), but coach Coetzee warned that a far tougher Bulls outfit would be waiting for his team at Loftus Versfeld on Friday night.

 "They're definitely a desperate side and I can tell you that they'll come out firing in what will be a tough game for us," he said.

"The Bulls are a proud union, this is unfamiliar territory for them. We really expect nothing less than the game of the season for them. It's a big challenge and it's one we're looking forward to."


Blue Bulls:

15 Jürgen Visser, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Francois Venter, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Louis Fouchè, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 CJ Stander, 7 Jean Cook, 6 Dewald Potgieter (captain), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Wilhelm Steenkamp, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 Mornè Mellett/Dean Greyling

Substitutes: 16 Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17 Frik Kirsten, 18 Grant Hattingh, 19 Warwick Tecklenburg, 20 Ruan Snyman, 21 Lionel Cronjè, 22 Ulrich Beyers

Western Province:

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Damian de Allende, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 JJ Gagiano, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Pat Howard


  • nkwe.mahlanghu - 2012-10-02 15:31

    Still the same losing choking team as last week he he he he he. 75-14?

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-10-02 16:00

      as opposed to the fantastic victory the blue bulls had against the sharks.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 16:26

      Province is going to get SMASHED

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-03 02:33

      Just like you every morning after breakfast?

      bruce.harrington.7127 - 2012-10-05 13:26

      Yes peter we lost by one point. A better losing margin I would venture than w.eer p.robeer could manage on their home field agaisnt the Lions? Typical stormers supporter.

  • nkwe.mahlanghu - 2012-10-02 15:33

    As WP die volgende 2 games verloor is hulle B afdeling toe. Hie hie hie hie

      pieter.thefuture - 2012-10-02 15:53

      herhinder my gou vinnig, wie is nou weer laaste op die log?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-10-02 22:58

      nkwe you might not be the brightest smartie in the box but you sure do have a wack sense of humour. but on a serious note it won't be wp playing the relegation matches ,for that you need to read from the bottom of the log.

  • andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-10-02 16:45

    Lean......of jy nou chokers of chockers of chocers tik.....afrigters van die wp en proteas kom af die kaap.

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 16:59

      Huh? sorry I don't speak troll.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 17:07

      Sadie you are the most gigantic troll there is. You add nothing to any discussion. Useless. At least I can admit being a troll, but you actually believe you are of some value

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 17:37

      Sticks and stones, don't care what you think or say.

      macziekpk - 2012-10-02 18:41

      Sadie gender bender please clear up if you are a woman or a man. I strongly believe you are a teenage girl.

      Hugo Klaasen - 2012-10-02 19:36

      Lean adds more value than most even if you want to label him as a troll, i'll rather read what he's got to say than most of the people on here...

      parow.stirrer - 2012-10-02 22:51

      But Hugo Klaasen do you now the difference between "looser" and "loser"

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-02 23:00

      Maaksiek. You like teeanage girls then?

      macziekpk - 2012-10-03 10:58

      Who doesn't?

  • andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-10-02 17:19

    Lean......ek sien news24 kan ook nie spel nie........dit moet seker Broom starts for wp wees???

  • lean.sadie - 2012-10-02 17:44

    Elton has signed for the Stormers for next year in the Super 15.

      andre.terblanche.5 - 2012-10-02 18:02

      Ek was nou net bang jy se die Bulle

      nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-10-02 19:43

      nope, nothing has been signed yet. I'm not saying it won't happen, but would only be clear next week. until then, GO LIONS!!! Keep the cup in JHB :)

      parow.stirrer - 2012-10-02 22:52

      @lean But it's only the Bulls who buy players right?

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-02 23:02

      @andre. Is jy ook bang hy gaan Turnstile Steyn uit die Bul-span hou?

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-03 04:56

      It has already been reported. I Posted it on another thread, he has signed for next year.

      nico.pretorius.946 - 2012-10-03 07:17

      @lean, only reported in the cape media, on rugby365 both Kevin de Klerk and Rob Wagner denies it. As I said, I'm not saying it won't happen, but nothing has been agreed and signed yet. Might just be his dad agent trying to get a better deal elsewhere.

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-10-02 19:37

    So gehoop Elstadt gaan reg wees. Kom ons hoop ouens geleer uit vorige wedstryd. Bly Groom weer terug. Sal vars wees en hopenlik skerp om chaos te veroorsaak. Gaan n moeilike een wees maar kom ons kyk wat gebeur op Vrydag met die ding,die lekker WP ding

      parow.stirrer - 2012-10-02 22:52

      Wie's Elstadt? O ja, die mof wat deur Bakkies geklap is dat hy soos 'n koliek baba getjank het

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-03 06:09

      Daar's net een stad. En dis Elstadt.

      lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-10-03 08:13

      Sover ek kan onthou het Bakkies 2de gekom op die rugby veld teen Elstadt.

  • KeeperofChaos - 2012-10-02 21:54

    I call a draw. Don't want people killing each other!

  • parow.stirrer - 2012-10-02 22:48

    Who is WP?

      paul.sdoow - 2012-10-02 22:52

      how long did this fake name take you to think up ? sounds better than tom retard or mean sadie or Dof duane . .

      parow.stirrer - 2012-10-02 22:57

      @paul I have about 100 profiles lined up. When cry babies like you report enough, they block it. Then doctor just opens the next and the next and the next and the next and the next...

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-03 02:35

      Dowwe nurse, dis weer tyd vir jou was. Jy kwyl alweer die hele plek vol. Opens the next and next and next. Not much else to do in Riverview it seems.

      thick.sean - 2012-10-03 04:51

      @chrissie And the next and next and next

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-03 04:59

      Enjoy! I know you have nothing else to do. At least it keeps you on these forums to make everyone else look like geniuses. Voel jy nou beter na jy vir jouself 'n thumbs-up gegee het? Of het jy vir jou nurse gevra om die knoppie te druk?

      thick.sean - 2012-10-03 05:01

      @chrissie Die nurses speel graag met my knoppie ja. 2miljoen Canadian dollar per jaar mamma se seuntjie, ek weet dit wroeg jou

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-03 06:11

      Het jou Monopoly box met net $2 miljoen gekom? En dit nog Canadian dollar! Ek moet se ek is bly my Monoploy box het Australian dollars in. Gaan kyk bietjie na die exchange rate en dan praat on weer oor wroegings.

      louis.d.bruyn - 2012-10-03 10:31

      Paul van Zyl?/// bwahahahaha

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