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WP claim bonus point win

2013-10-05 15:45

Cape Town - Western Province secured a home semifinal berth as they beat the Golden Lions 36-23 (halftime 18-9) in their Currie Cup match at DHL Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday.

The bonus-point win also moved Province into first place in the log, one point ahead of the Sharks with next week’s match between the two team set to decide who will finish top of the table.

The first 30 minutes of the first half was dominated by the boot with Lions flyhalf Marnitz Boshoff kicking three penalties while his opposite number Demetri Catrakilis kicked two penalties of his own.

The match was played in windy and cold conditions with the Lions having the wind at their backs in the first half and they shaded the opening exchanges

Unfortunately, it was a half was mostly a stop-start affair with both teams guilty of conceding a number of penalties.

However, Province slowly but surely started to find their rhythm, and a few gaps in the Lions’ defence, and inside centre Damian de Allende went over for the host’s first try, in the 33rd minute, after the home team took the ball through nine phases before spreading the ball wide which allowed De Allende to find some space on the outside.

Western Province were winning the battle at the breakdown which was placing the Lions under extra pressure.

Province breached the Lions’ defence once again as the half drew to a close, when they won a scrum five metres from the visitor’s tryline which led to flank Deon Fourie barging his way over for a converted try as the host’s opened up an 18-9 lead at the break.

The home team opened the second-half scoring just four minutes after the restart thanks to a Catrakilis penalty and they extended their lead less than a minute later thanks to a superb try from right wing Gerhard van den Heever who sidestepped his way over from 22 metres out.

The second half was proving to be a far more open affair than the first with both teams opting to run the ball whenever the opportunity presented itself.

The Lions finally grabbed their first try, in the 57th minute, thanks to a powerful 24-metre rolling maul which saw flank Derick Minnie crash over in the right-hand corner for a converted score.

Minnie scored his second try with 15 minutes left in the match when he dotted down after another rolling maul following a Lions’ lineout five metres from Province’s line.

Boshoff’s conversion narrowed the gap to just five points but Province struck back almost immediately with a penalty from replacement flyhalf Kurt Coleman.

The match was assured of a grandstand finish when Province hooker Scarra Ntubeni was yellow-carded in the 73rd minute after repeated infringements at the breakdown by the hosts.

The Lions spent the rest of the match hard on attack but they were kept out by some desperate defence.

Province finally broke out and grabbed their bonus-point try after the final hooter as they took the ball through eight phases before lock Michael Rhodes went over in the left-hand corner.

Scorers:

Western Province:
Tries: De Allende, Fourie, Van den Heever, Rhodes
Cons: Catrakilis 2
Pens: Catrakilis 3, Coleman
Yellow card:Ntubeni (73rd minute, professional foul)

Golden Lions:
Try: Minnie 2
Cons: Boshoff 2
Pens: Boshoff 3

Teams:


Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Michael van der Spuy, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Cheslin Kolbe, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Rynhardt Elstadt, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Michael Rhodes, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Frans Malherbe, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Schalk Burger, 19. Josh Katzen, 20. Nic Groom, 21. Kurt Coleman, 22. Ryan Nell

Golden Lions:

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Chrysander Botha, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Lionel Cronjé, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Chris van Zyl, 4 Willie Britz, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, CJ van der Linde

Substitutes: 16.  Willie Wepener, 17  Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Hugo Kloppers, 19 Warwick Tecklenberg, 20 Ross Cronjé, 21 Kobus de Kock, 22 Deon Helberg

SuperSport

Comments
  • Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 15:53

    JULLE HET GECHEAT, DIT MOET OOR GESPEEL WORD! Mag bokke wen!

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 16:00

      GO BOKKE! MAAK STREEPSAKKE VAN HULLE!

  • Kerneels Reyneke - 2013-10-05 15:54

    Is ons blyer oor die awesome WP!!!! of oor die flou nulle?

  • a.K.a.Jockey - 2013-10-05 15:55

    Can't wait for all the anti-Wp c*nts to come and give some sort of explination as to why they won. F*k julle almal!! WP JOU Lekker DInG!

  • Lean Sadie - 2013-10-05 15:56

    Wp jou lekka ding

  • Sean Bagley - 2013-10-05 15:59

    WP jou beauty!!!!!!!!!! 14-man Westelike Provinsie vs 16-man KITTENS and still our boys win with a bonus point try.Back on top of the log and thanks for restoring order Province. Still WP jou discipline was kuk and we should've had more than just the one yellow just for repeatedly collapsing the maul.Six warnings by gomg@t referee on the WP tryline says it all.

      David Scott Duncan - 2013-10-05 16:08

      Yeah, WP very lucky to finish with 14 men. But they were the better team overall, deserved their win

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 16:39

      Funny hoe die kommentators met jou verkil het... Julle moan selfs oor die refs as julle laat wen. weird.

      Donovan Stanford - 2013-10-05 16:43

      Well done ref.

  • Granwille Engelbrecht - 2013-10-05 16:00

    Up you WP!!!!

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 16:26

      Yes WP, Up Yours!

  • Wynand van der Merwe - 2013-10-05 16:00

    Brilliant WP

  • Abe Viljoen - 2013-10-05 16:01

    The game could have just as easily (and probably should have) ended with the Lions getting a penalty try. 4 warnings on the try line moments after they just got a yellow. The ref was desecrate to help wp get the win.

  • Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 16:03

    Lanklaas n skeidsregter en TMO gesien wat so kant kies. Elke keer as die lions naby die doellyn kom blaas hy hulle op. Die drie wat teen die kussing gedruk is was n drie. Maar dit is mos maar hoe die WP wen.

      Johantheron9 - 2013-10-05 16:13

      Kry vir jou `n kleur TV en `n GROOT een asb! Hy het die bal vorentoe verloor en nie die paal geraak nie!

      Sean Bagley - 2013-10-05 16:29

      Pieter Klaasen Steeds 'n duisend keer beter as die d@@s wat gister in die safari park geblaas het.

      Nico Potgieter - 2013-10-05 16:40

      Lekker Pieter, jy het 2-3 dae terug juis gese dis ok vir refs om foute te maak en die mense moet ophou moan... die draw op Nuweland vroeer die jaar was juis anders om en in die Lions se guns, kry vir jou!

      Nico Potgieter - 2013-10-05 16:45

      Pieter Klaasen - October 3, 2013 at 17:59 comment on http://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/CurrieCup/Jaftha-Roos-not-suspended-20131003: ''Moan, moan, moan. Wie van julle slim kerels het al n wedstryd as skeidsregter hanteer? As ek so die kommentaar lees, lyk dit vir my na niemand.Jy is n mens en maak n fout in jou werk. Hulle is mense en kan ook foute maak in hul werk. Kyk hoe dom was Lambie. Gooi die bal teen die asst skeidsregter se bene en wil dan he die skeidsregter moet die drie wat na n vinnige ingooi gedruk is kanselleer aangesien dit die asst se bene geraak het. Slim springbok daai. Kyk na die wedstryde en geniet dit.''

      Hans Oosthuizen - 2013-10-05 20:00

      Haha...Pieter jy het jou naam nou lekker gat gemaak...

  • Pierre De Bleser - 2013-10-05 16:03

    the lions should have gotten a penalty try and gone for a 1 bonus point for loosing with in 7 points, but you canplay against the ref

      Ian Harrison - 2013-10-05 19:46

      gotten? Waarvandan kom daai woord?

      Greyface Snowowl - 2013-10-05 20:44

      Sounds Danish....

      Johnny Better - 2013-10-07 14:52

      http://oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/gotten

  • David Scott Duncan - 2013-10-05 16:05

    Well done WP, see you in the final

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 16:28

      Isak, Its self inflicted. Dit gaan julle kos. Ons kry julle in die semi's.

      Greyface Snowowl - 2013-10-05 20:46

      Al semi wat jy gaan kry is in jou broek ''Finger''.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-06 11:25

      Gayface, Net as die leeus speel, As ek jou sien dan wil hy afval.

  • Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 16:06

    Sien nie een moan oor die skeidsregter nie, want WP het mos gewen. AC sal ook nie nou moan nie.

      Jean Viljoen - 2013-10-05 16:14

      Ref was absolutely clueless. First he sends off poor old Scarra without any warning to the captain. After that he allows WP four similar infringements were the Lions could have scored???

      Jamie Langford - 2013-10-05 16:24

      Ou Pieter...smaak my jy het jou Weetbix gerook vanoggend ne?

      Sheldon Matthys - 2013-10-05 17:49

      Nie nodig om te wys hoe min jy weet nie,die games waar AC gekla het,het WP gewen. Volgende lieg!

      Roes le Roux - 2013-10-06 08:13

      Jis Pieter. Ek verstaan nie jou kommentaar nie. Help asb? WP het nie 'mos' gewen nie, WP het weer gewen. WP is al onoorwonne span die jaar.

      Granwille Engelbrecht - 2013-10-06 11:30

      Die WP het nog nie die jaar verloor nie. As jy die cc die jaar gekyk het.

  • Jamie Langford - 2013-10-05 16:22

    Wp het weer uitstekend gespeel maar hulle hul self so onder druk plaas om nie voluit te gaan in die tweede helfte nie...en ou schalla,al was hy net 20min op die veld het hy weer gewys daar is nog hope rugby in hom...WPJOULEKKADING

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 16:41

      Jamie dit wys jou net hoe misluk en ongeskik jy is. Ek is nie n Lion ondersteuner nie en daar hang n WP trui in my kas. Is jy so dom dat jy nie die sarkasme in my opmerking kan sien nie. So jy het nie my geluk nodig nie? ag shame mamma se seuntjie.

  • Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 16:24

    Al julle moan gatte ek het julle net getoets. Geluk WP en ook geluk dat julle vir die eerste keer hierdie jaar 4 driee kon druk. Sien uit na volgende week in Durban. Hoop die ref gaan nie die wenner bepaal nie. Kom ons ondersteun nou die WP, Sharks, Cheethas, Lions en die een Bull in die Bokke.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 16:29

      Go Bokke!

      Jamie Langford - 2013-10-05 16:35

      Ons het nie jou geluk nodig nie pieter ons SPEEL rugby,ons is nie draadsitters nie.

  • jannie.pieters.3 - 2013-10-05 16:27

    Soos verwag n walk In the park vir SA se flagship span!

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 16:35

      Het hulle handjies vas gehou toe hulle in die parkie loop? Klink romanties...

  • Jamie Langford - 2013-10-05 16:31

    Die Lions supporters voel almal hulle kon die game in die kaap kom wen het vandag...''Het julle dan ALMAL jul WEETBIX gerook vanoggend?''

      Pieter Klaasen - 2013-10-05 16:42

      Eerder weatbix as die tik wat jy gebruik.

      Heresmy Finger - 2013-10-05 16:44

      Nee, mens noem dit lojale supporters. ons besit nie tik pypies om weetbix te rook soos julle nie.

  • Donovan Stanford - 2013-10-05 16:41

    Ek hoor dit was weer 'n man of the match vertoning deur die reffie.

      Jamie Langford - 2013-10-07 06:59

      Hier kyk manne rugby ons hoor nie wat ander manne se nie. So gaan kyk nou die naweek se game en kom gesels lekker saam ou maat. Jy sal dit geniet

      Jamie Langford - 2013-10-07 07:00

      Hier kyk manne rugby ons hoor nie wat ander manne se nie. So gaan kyk nou die naweek se game en kom gesels lekker saam ou maat. Jy sal dit geniet

  • Jamie Langford - 2013-10-05 16:42

    Van der Heeven raak al hoe meer prominent in sy posisie. En dit kos keer wanneer hy begin hardloop. Hys nog jonk en daar gaan nog super rugby van hom af kom

      Lean Sadie - 2013-10-05 16:50

      New nie eintlik nie, hy gaan oorsee. Maar hy het n goeie game gehad

      Etienne F Havenga - 2013-10-06 07:28

      Dis n jammerte ja.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-10-06 10:08

      Jy's reg, soos Habana het hy 'n ruk gevat om sy voete te vind maar is hy nou kookwater. Dis jammer hy gaan nou weg.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-10-06 10:08

      Jy's reg, soos Habana het hy 'n ruk gevat om sy voete te vind maar is hy nou kookwater. Dis jammer hy gaan nou weg.

  • Cdawg Dubya - 2013-10-05 18:00

    Lions at full strength and playing probably 80% plus of next years Super rugger team. Still not really competitive at CC level. Fingers crossed for them but with no Boks or injured stars to return, it looks a little leak in SR 14. Credit also to WP. Seem to keep the wins ticking over.

  • jannie.pieters.3 - 2013-10-05 20:56

    WP masjiene

  • Nico Pretorius - 2013-10-05 21:39

    Congrats to WP with the win, well played. Lions played well today, better start to the game than what we are used to. Fortunetely we have Griquas next, which should give us a nice boost going into the semis. GO LIONS!!!

  • Claude Felbert - 2013-10-06 07:56

    The ref was inconsistent the whole game, towards both sides, and when he sent Scarra to the sin bin, given the circumstances of the tackle, he could hardly have moved away any quicker. I suppose refs have to gain experience somewhere but heaven help the teams if this guy were to officiate at an international or even a Curry Cup semi final.

  • Claude Felbert - 2013-10-06 08:02

    Next weeks game will be very interesting with the returning Springboks available for both teams. Province will have a surfeit of loosies and it will be interesting to see how they pick them. The other interesting part of the game is how the Province front row does against the Springbok front row.

      Nico Eksteen - 2013-10-06 10:03

      Yes, interesting thing is that both sides will basically have to play their Boks if they are are going to use them in the knock-out stages. Resting them and then bringing them in for the finals will be too much of a risk as they will not have played together. What we'll probably see, is that the Boks play for fourty minutes or so.

      Jamie Langford - 2013-10-06 12:18

      Ek weet wat jul ouens se maar ons span moet ook nie afgedruk word omdat die springbokke terug kom nie. Onthou jul nog dai game teen die lions toe ons staat gemaak het op ons bokke se terugkeer?

  • Nico Eksteen - 2013-10-06 09:58

    Mooi, manne. Leeus goeie veggees getoon. De Allende for higher honours sooner than later. Fourietjie, ai man daai mannetjie speel darem lekker.

  • Goue Leeu - 2013-10-06 21:09

    Ek haal my hoed af vir die WP... hulle was beslis die sterker span gewees. Ek wens al die WP ondersteuners geluk...

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