Currie Cup

Kitshoff boost for WP

2015-09-01 07:21
Steven Kitshoff (Gallo Images)

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 Dobson.

Kick-off for Saturday’s clash at Newlands in scheduled for 17:05.



Read more on:    wp  |  currie cup  |  steven kitshoff  |  cape town  |  rugby

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
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

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


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.