Currie Cup

Kolisi worry for WP

2014-09-15 10:41
Cape Town - Western Province have a few injury concerns ahead of their Currie Cup encounter against Griquas at Newlands on Saturday (15:00 kick-off).

Springbok flank Siya Kolisi (eighth minute) and hooker Stephan Coetzee (21st minute) limped off in the first half of the past weekend's 35-33 defeat to the Lions at Ellis Park, whilst in-form right-wing Kobus van Wyk was replaced at the start of the second half.

“Siya’s not very comfortable at the moment - it looks like his knee or groin, it could be both at the moment,” coach Allister Coetzee told the WP Rugby website.

“Stephan looks like he will miss out with an ankle injury and Kobus van Wyk will be examined after failing to come on in the second half. Kobus took a knock but fortunately for him there’s no sign of concussion (as he didn’t have a concussion test or anything).”

The loss of Coetzee saw fit-again hooker Scarra Ntubeni pressed into action sooner than anticipated after a long injury lay-off himself but the WP coach had plenty of praise for the combative No 2.

“Scarra had to hang in there. At sea level (in Cape Town) he could easily have made 50-60 minutes, but here, at altitude, it was a case of giving him 30-40 minutes only," said Coetzee.

“But he made a good impact on the game and he will be better for it against Griquas next week.”

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