Massive challenge for WP

2011-09-15 19:40

Cape Town -  Western Province backline coach Robbie Fleck believes their clash against the Blue Bulls at Loftus will be their biggest test so far this season.

The Bulls are languishing in a lowly sixth position on the Currie Cup log and cannot afford any more slip-ups. Province hammered their Northern rivals 35-7 at Newlands earlier in the season, but Fleck is adamant they will face a different Bulls outfit this time round.

“This is a very strong Bulls side. They are trying new things and they are getting used to it. They have dominated the last two games, without getting the result and it is just a matter of time before things fall into place for them. They have a number of Springboks in their side and that plays a role, especially when you play at Loftus," Fleck told the WP Rugby website.

Despite the challenge, Fleck reiterated the the importance of winning, as they still have three tough games - Cheetahs (home), Lions (away), and Sharks (away) to negotiate before the semi-finals.

“This is a massive game, the game of our campaign. It is vital that we get the win particularly with (those) games coming up."

The former Springbok and WP centre also acknowledged that no matter the circumstances, a North-South game between Province and the Bulls is always special.

"Playing the Blue Bulls as a Province player is one of the biggest games of your career. It is always tough at Loftus, but we need to go get the job done," said Fleck.


  • WPBLIKSEM - 2011-09-15 19:46

    Why will this be a MASSIVE challenge, WHEN we've GRINDED the HELL out of them earlier this season?? If you ask me, my prediction I would say WITHOUT a DOUBT WP by 15+ Go Boys Go!!!! WP jou LEKKER DENG!!!!!

      Charlie - 2011-09-16 05:27

      WPBLIKSEM there are 4 possible explanations for why you dare to question Fleckie’s approach... 1) Innocence 2) Ignorance 3) Arrogance or 4) Intelligence … Saturday will tell…. And then you will know something new about yourself.

      CliffB - 2011-09-16 05:36

      WPBLIKSEM: I have said this before , beware the woundedBull on Loftus , that being said , hoping for a WP win !!!

  • Fleckie - 2011-09-15 20:25

    Not a bad WP side and one that can def beat the bulls team. Is Daniller beta than Kolisi at #7 Flank?? Not sure. Carr or Fenton-Wells?? I think Carr is a beta pick 4 the future. Not convinced about Poolman,Anyone agree that we have neg depth at wing..... Who knows wat happened to those u21wp props from last year?? the Smith/Smit Twins, they were huge and decent players This is a big test for Kitsoff and im sure he'l be fine, he needs big games like this before next years Super 15 comp. Hilton Lobberts is playing some good rugby again, Lobberts or Elstad for next years starting team?? if one played flank, hell we'd have a physical pack .

      Fleckie - 2011-09-15 20:52

      Not bad you reckon??? In what context? Under-15 high school rugby?

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-09-16 03:40

      @Chris Impressive, sien jy kan nou al "copy en paste" Baie mooi. Volgende gaan ons jou leer om tot by 10 te tel. Die aantal jare wat jou spannetjie f@kkol gewen het

      jontheb - 2011-09-16 04:29

      @mike - I seem to recall a certain Stormers team winning the SA S15conference this year. Heck, we even made the tournament semi...where did the Bulls finish??? A distant 7th...

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-09-16 04:57

      @jontheb I recall the Bulls going through the full CurrieCup season unbeaten, top of the log in 2005, was leading the final by 12 points with 8min to go. Cheetahs got a lucky bounce and guess what, Cheetahs are the 2005 CurrieCup champs. No one remembers how brilliant the Bulls were, that they probably would have beaten the Cheetahs 9/10 times that season, bla di bla die bla. ALL that matters, who are the champs. So TOTALLY IRRELEVANT where you finished on the log, you DID NOT win it.(never could) Reds are the champs.

      Chris in Oz - 2011-09-16 05:50

      @jontheb. Flou Nulle supporters usually have selective memory. They only remember things that happened between 2002 and 2010. I don't know if they are to scared to admit what happened before or after that or if they are just dim-witted. Maybe a combination of both. Plus they tend to forget that in the last 7 years they have only won the Currie Cup once. I agree WP hasn't won it during that time, but that single victory is nothing to be too excited about. I'd say Free State has been by far the better team over the past 7 years.

      Blougroen - 2011-09-16 09:03

      @Chris in Oz - better stick to making inferences about things that fall within the horizon of your short term memory - seven years seems to be a bridge to far . . . .

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-09-16 15:24

      @Chris mommis boy in Oz What happened after 2010 you asking. So tell us, what happened with WP? Vodacom is done, I don't see their name on the trophy, same for Super 15. So what has WP done this year? And don\t tell me they 2nd on the log or they kicked more goals than the Lions, I want to know what you have WON?

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-09-16 15:40

      @Chris mommys boy in Oz Small correction FF: In the last 7 years (why you choose 7 is also laughable) so going back to 2004. Bulls won 2004, share 2006, won 2009 So won it 2 and 1/2 times. WP as always = ZERO What's your point?????????????????????????????????????????

  • Fleckie - 2011-09-15 20:56

    Bakkies Botha is so sterk, hy kan 'n bladsy uit facebook uit skeur Bakkies Botha bel nie die verkeerde nommer nie, jy antwoord die verkeerde foon Bakkies Botha has already been to Mars; that’s why there are no signs of life. Bakkies Botha doesn’t flush the toilet, he scares the sh*t out of it Bakkies Botha can strangle you with a cordless phone. Death once had a near-Bakkies Botha experience Bakkies Botha can slam a revolving door. Bakkies Botha doesn’t need a GPS. Bakkies Botha decides where he is. The sheep on Bakkies Botha’ farm are the ones that give us steel wool. Bakkies Botha will never have a heart attack. His heart isn’t nearly foolish enough to attack him.

      Bruce Dundee - 2011-09-15 22:20

      Damn, this is funny.

      Gabiba - 2011-09-15 23:16

      love it! permission to post to fb status?

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-09-16 03:42

      @Gabiba You can use it on FB, no problem Mike@CapeT= Fleckie

      George - 2011-09-16 06:08

      @Fleckie, you have missed the following; Bakkies Botha's mother supplies mother's milk to the whole Blue Bulls team. Bakkies Botha can speak Braille. When Bakkies Botha throws a boomerang it doesn’t dare come back Bakkies Botha does not fart, nothing escapes Bakkies Botha Some kids pee their name in snow. Bakkies Botha pees his name in concrete. Bakkies Botha can tweet from a pay phone Toe Alexander Graham Bell die foon ontwerp het, was daar reeds 3 missed calls van Bakkies Botha af The Vredefort dome was not created by a meteorite, Bakkies Botha decided to put his foot down Die enigste tyd wat Bakkies rustig raak is as Riaan die nuus lees om 7 Wanneer Bakkies melk op sy rice crispies gooi, bly hulle tjoep f*kken stil Die eerste ding wat Bakkies doen wanneer hy by die see aankom, is om twee lengtes te swem But enough of all this nonsense, it will be a very tough game this weekend and with the WP playing their under 21 players the Bulls might just be lucky to scrape home with this one.

  • Georgp2 - 2011-09-15 21:06

    Ja ons Bulle sukkel maar Credit aan die Stromers maar check so oor 'n jaar of wat dan is die ou mannne weg en die nuwe boytjies gee weer gas. Nie sulke dom donners as wat julle dink nie. - 2011-09-15 21:15

      @Georgp2, Luister maat, julle Bulle moet nie wag tot vl jaar nie kom reg en gou ook. Wat is better as n WP vs Bulle eindstryd. Ons sal die Leeus in die een halfeind klop maak julle seker om die Sharks te klop en ons sien julle op Nuweland. Ons sal julle more n bietjie help.

  • Bruce Dundee - 2011-09-15 22:29

    Can't see the Bulls winning this one. It won't be a hiding though.

      Fleckie - 2011-09-15 22:44

      Then you are blind old brucie

      Bruce Dundee - 2011-09-15 22:54

      So you are confident the Bulls are getting a hiding? Good on you.

      Zip23 - 2011-09-16 07:28

      I vowed not to rip WP rugby any more as result of the sudden appearance of a fighting spirit in the team. But I think my Bulls will take this one comfortably.

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-16 16:35

      Zip23 nee man! Daar gaan nog BAIE wees om oor te spot, gee net kans :)

  • BB - 2011-09-16 06:53

    Gister was dit die bulle se beurt vandag Wie Pie. Kan julle julle mind opmaak van wie is die underdog?! Se julle wat soos gister se ek weer : "die Bulle het n swak CC".. hulle is die underdog...OK?

      Gert - 2011-09-16 10:23

      Bulls die underdog? Geen vokken manier met 9 springbokke in die span nie.

      BlueRaven - 2011-09-16 15:23

      Gert... jou taal :)

      Shistirrer - 2011-09-16 15:55

      Issie lelik praat as hy vokken met 'n v spel nie.

  • Carl Muller - 2011-09-17 16:22

    En dit is die Bulle en 'n paar ander manne wat die Springbokke laat wen het!!

  • Pussy - 2011-09-17 18:25


  • pages:
  • 1