Currie Cup

Leyds to get flyhalf chance?

2015-09-07 11:25
Dillyn Leyds (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Western Province’s Dillyn Leyds looks set to be given a crack at flyhalf ... sooner rather than later.

The 22-year-old replaced Kobus van Wyk on the right wing in Saturday’s 33-15 win over Griquas at Newlands at made an immediate impact.

During last season’s Super Rugby campaign - a breakthrough season for Leyds - the possibility of a future at flyhalf was something that he spoke about openly.

And now it appears that he might get his chance.

Demetri Catrakilis’ poor form combined with his imminent departure from Newlands makes him a less than attractive pick at the moment while Kurt Coleman is yet to convince critics that he is the man to take Province forward. The other option at pivot is young Robert du Preez, who looked the part when replacing Coleman on Saturday.

But Dobson’s words after the Griquas match on Saturday suggested that Leyds is also in the reckoning for a flyhalf berth, even if it comes as a replacement.

“Ja. That’s the short answer,” was Dobson’s response when asked if Leyds’ future involvement could come at No. 10.

“It’s his attacking game. He creates a lot of space for those outside him. He can take the ball to the line and still make a 20-yard pass to his right.

“Defenders can’t move off him. I think that’s been a bit of a problem in our rugby for a while … we haven’t asked enough questions in that channel and maybe Dillyn could help that.”

That said, the coach was not overly displeased with what he saw from Coleman against Griquas.

“I don’t think he got the distance I would have liked on some of his penalty kicks … but on attack he brought some rhythm to us,” said Dobson.

“It’s a dilemma, but I think what we have to do is take a longer term view on the flyhalf thing … what’s in the interest of Western Province?”

WP are in Durban this weekend where they will take on the Sharks. 

Read more on:    western province  |  currie cup  |  dillyn leyds  |  rugby
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com 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
67 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Your thoughts on the Currie Cup being cut to a one-round tournament in 2018?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

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

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

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.