Cape Town - Western Province have been boosted by the return
of loosehead prop Steven Kitshoff as they prepare to face Griquas in a Currie
Cup clash at Newlands on Saturday.
Kitshoff has been in camp with the Springboks but failed to
make the final 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup and has therefore been
released for Currie Cup duty.
The 23-year-old will be available for WP until after the
Currie Cup, before heading to France to play for Top 14 club, Bordeaux.
WP coach John Dobson said he would be looking to give
Kitshoff some game time.
“It would’ve been a tough one for Kitsie not selecting him
after the disappointment of not making the World Cup squad. It’s also tough on
Ali Vermaak, but Steven is a proven performer and he’s very hungry to play
again,” Dobson told the WP Rugby website.
WP will be eager to get back to winning ways, following
back-to-back defeats to the Blue Bulls (47-29, Pretoria) and Free State
Cheetahs (28-21, Bloemfontein).
“We’ve played three of our four games thus far away from
home - including two in a row. It’s always great to be back at Newlands and we
would love to reward our die-hard fans with a victory at home,” continued
Kick-off for Saturday’s clash at Newlands in scheduled for