Province power into semis

2012-10-13 18:58

Cape Town - Western Province shrugged off the relegation/promotion play-off threat with a runaway 36-15 win over the Free State Cheetahs in their Currie Cup match at Newlands in Cape Town, on Saturday.

The five-try victory, which earned WP a bonus point, ensured that the Cape side a semifinal clash after finishing third in the Currie Cup standings.

WP will play the Golden Lions, who were set to take on the Blue Bulls in Johannesburg following the WP/Cheetahs clash, in the first semifinal.

The Free State Cheetahs will know their fate once the Lions and Bulls complete their tie.

WP started out adventurously, with regular visits into the Cheetahs half.

The Cheetahs defence stood its ground but conceded a third minute penalty which WP flyhalf Demetri Catrakalis scored.

The early Province pressure took its toll in the 9th minute when their skipper Jean de Villiers rounded-off a backline move to score an unconverted try in the corner.

The Cheetahs managed to shake off WP's grip on the match with counter-attacks from their own half and one nearly paid dividends but their wing Raymond Rhule was denied by a try-saving tackle from WP centre Juan de Jongh.

Shortly after, the Cheetahs did manage to open their scoring account when winger Nico Scheepers goaled a 35 metre penalty.

Meanwhile, Province's enterprising play reaped rewards as the first half closed by which time WP had run up a handy 22-3 lead.

Lock Andries Bekker scored, after a lengthy television match official decision, followed by flanker Deon Fourie, who crashed over from the back of a driving maul, three minutes before the break.

The Cheetahs had early second-half opportunities to impose themselves on the game but they kept running into a solid WP defence.

Once WP absorbed the pressure they, bounced back with a 51st minute converted try by Fourie, his second of the match.

The 26-point margin prompted WP to make several substitutions, one of which was Gio Aplon, who replaced Bryan Habana.

On the hour mark, WP stretched their lead further with a converted try by eighthman Duane Vermeulen.

Despite the mounting scoreline, the Cheetahs refused to let up.

Instead, they kept plugging away and held the upper hand in the final 10 minutes of the match.

The Free State side finished the match stronger, with flanker Francois Uys crashing over, before Philip Snyman dotted down just ahead of the final whistle.

The scorers:

Western Province:
Tries: De Villiers, Bekker, Fourie 2, Vermeulen
Cons: Catrikilis 4
Pens: Catrakilis 1


Tries: Uys, Snyman
Cons: De Bruyn
Pens: Scheepers 1


Western Province

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Jean de Villiers (captain), 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Don Armand, 6 Deon Fourie, 5 Andries Bekker, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 De Kock Steenkamp, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Marcel Brache, 22 Gio Aplon

Free State Cheetahs

15 Hennie Daniller, 14 Nico Scheepers, 13 Robert Ebersohn, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Sias Ebersohn, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Philip van der Walt, 7 Francois Uys, 6 Hendro Scholtz, 5 Izak van der Westhuizen, 4 Carl Wegner, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Adriaan Strauss (captain), 1 Marcel van der Merwe

Substitutes: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Ross Geldenhuys, 18 Waltie Vermeulen, 19 Davon Raubenheimer, 20 Tewis de Bruyn, 21 Philip Snyman, 22 Rayno Benjamin


  • charlvdb - 2012-10-13 18:59

    Was nice of them to give the cheetahs the last two tries

      gerhard.nel - 2012-10-13 19:59

      Best fetcher in SA rugby = Deon Fourie. Hands down.

  • kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 19:06

    Wat 'n grap is mnr Kaplan nie?! 6 strafskoppe vir WP binne 1e 10min. En het julle gesien hoe lag Bekker oor daai drie wat almal weet en mee saamstem glad nie 'n drie was nie. Dit was duidelik Kaplan en die 3e ref gaan nie hulle KWV kwotas wil verloor nie. En dan 'n totale getjommel van 'n game teen teenstanders wat oor 'n paar weke promosie-relegasie moet speel. Enige gemiddelde span sal die Cheetahs met 50 plus punte wen

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 19:27

      You gotta laugh at these retarded Bulls supporters. During the week the dimwits were saying Province going to get relegated, know all weak comments prime example is from that captain retard - Province should have scored 50. Among Vloue Nulle supporters the competition for who is the stupidest is fiercely contested, kaptein retard and blou johnny are the frontrunners

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 19:39

      @poor stevie Dimwit still your favourite little word. Want a question to google today?

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 19:46

      Well come on all jokes aside you are pretty stupid. Lets just agree with that.

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 19:59

      I told you, you retarded ape, I am an Actuary / Neurosurgeon/ Nuclear physicist

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 20:04

      Thanks Stevie, now the blog can spit out their wine from laughter. Thanks for the great laughs you gave me, but I'll have to look for a few other imbeciles on here. Unfortunately you are so retarded that it's starting not to be funny anymore. Go well little stevie, let doctor know if i need to send you some money

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 20:11

      @kaptein retard, you dont realize how many people are laughing at you and know that you are a fake and a lying piece of rubbish. At minimum wage I dont think you could afford R5 . Moron

      macziekpk - 2012-10-13 20:57

      I am laughing with the captain - he's made a fool of all of you countless times

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-13 21:19

      @ axtell. Go look in the mirror then you will see a retard

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 21:27

      @Nighthawk.Wild , to many retarded bulls supporters

      chrisin.oz.1 - 2012-10-15 06:03

      Paramedic Spies. Ek het nog nie die refs vir volgende week gesien nie. Weet jy dalk al watter refs jy gaan blameer na die Bulls en Leeus verloor het?

  • carla.croft.77 - 2012-10-13 19:17

    Hi Dowwe.Duanne alias Blou.Johnny, hahahahahahahahhaha...... Bulls cupless and hopeless this year, hahahahahahhahha....go play with your coke bottle!

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 19:19

      No they not, they in the semi's

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-13 21:25

      Dont be ugly carla, just ignore Blou

  • spear.tackle.7 - 2012-10-13 19:19

    Like I said, we will klap any team ....

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 19:27

      Most club teams would have klapped the Cheetahs by 40plus. Especially if you have Kaplan contracted too

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 19:33

      @kaptein retard, well the Vlou Nulle lost to the Cheetahs and only won by 4 points. Say kaptein.retard by your logic what makes the Vlou Nelle then.

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 19:48

      Whatever you want to call them. Thank goodness they will never be 11yr cupless

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 19:53

      Serious question, Why are you so stupid, inbreeding, chip frying accident, hit by a bakkie in Danville. Bulls - Insult to rugby players everywhere

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 19:57

      @stevie boy Still think you can google everything? Embarrassed a little? You really hit your name

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-13 20:09

      @kaptein retard, it is not only me that realizes you are a phoney. Next please

  • trevor.dean.10 - 2012-10-13 19:19

    WP jou LEKKER DING!!!

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-14 06:34

      Cupless chokers

  • lebakeng.morobane - 2012-10-13 19:29

    Come semis or finals they will choke

  • kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 19:59

    @thick Jed von Alleman (from Milner High) Struggling with that question? Not so easy to google everything right? Can you please give us another score update, your last one was from 10min into the game.

  • springbok.bokke - 2012-10-13 20:03

    MS gets a few kicks over but his general play remains below average and my blue bull mates thinks he is springbok quality.sounds like a below average grade of tik being smoken up north!

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-13 20:25

      ...go suck another papsak.....

      springbok.bokke - 2012-10-13 20:41

      Butch james 4 springbok flyhalf,goal kicking outstanding! of wat se jle bulle?dus mos jle argument.or why not peter grant if thats the argument?

  • hoffjw - 2012-10-13 20:11

    Morne Steyn still playing the role of p#$s in boots......

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-13 20:29

      ...youre so funny...! ... clown..! ....He he he he..!

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-10-13 20:33

    i seriously hope that free state loose against the kings. maybe then the FS union will get rid of naka and his grey college kants. verster must also go.....and i am a FS supporter !!!!

  • Theuns Jacobs - 2012-10-13 20:35

    i seriously hope that free state loose against the kings. maybe then the FS union will get rid of naka and his grey college kants. verster must also go.....and i am a FS supporter !!!!

      Nighthawk.Wild - 2012-10-13 21:09

      It does not look like youre a FS supporter

      gerrit.vanbreda1 - 2012-10-13 22:04

      Sonder Grey sou die Vrystaat nerens gewees het nie.

      niel.walt - 2012-10-13 22:29

      Sonder grey sou sa rugby nerens gewees het nie

      blertsie.njarrabakkies - 2012-10-13 23:47

      Ek stem half saam. Puik spelers - elke jaar, net sonder afrigting. Talent word weggegooi deur die Vrystaat unie. Vandat Rassie weg is en Naka oorgeneem het, het die Vrystaat nog niks uitgerig nie. Sy tyd is nou al laaankal verby. Ook 'n Vrystaat supporter en hoop maar weer die beste vir volgende jaar. :-)

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-14 00:52

      Ek neem aan jy het baie pak gekry op baie maniere deur die Grey manne. Die beste rugbyskool in die wereld

  • sebastian.debeer.1 - 2012-10-13 20:36

    Province look good with the Boks back. I reckon Province vs Sharks final.

      joe.smit.549 - 2012-10-13 20:41

      Wasn't that last years final?

  • marnus.lamprecht - 2012-10-13 20:53

    Wonder hoe lank dit gaan neem vir Sakkie Snoek om nou weer vrot eiers te le oor eers die Bulls en dan weer oor die Lions se span wat nie 1e keuse was nie, dan sal hy waarskynlik kla oor die ref, Morne Steyn sal seker ook deurloop.

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-13 21:10

    Generaal Steyn sal jy di BULLE kom lei!

  • Eddie.Minora - 2012-10-13 21:11

    Sharks vs.WP Final!! WP groete

      kaptein.spies - 2012-10-13 21:13

      Now I only have to wait one more week before I can officially call WP "12yr cupless" Can't wait

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-14 06:30

      WP final????

  • jmrjardim - 2012-10-13 21:59

    Cheetahs need to grow a pair and fire all the management staff and especially the coach. Useless!!!!!!!!!! The lot of them. We want to see the enterprising rugby that the Cheetahs played before.

  • jmrjardim - 2012-10-13 22:01

    Cheetahs need to grow a pair and get rid of all, but I mean all the management including the coach. I wish I could see the boys play their traditional running rugby as in the old days. So much talent being spoilt by miss management. Get rid of the lot of them

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-10-13 22:38

    sharks bulls semi will be a cracker, home advantage should be the push to see sharks through

  • mahomedrafeek.goolam - 2012-10-14 00:00

    Go Sharks,home advantage or not,this is our year.Why do we need to play a final when we won the leaguea.

  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-14 06:25

    Province power into te gaan choke in di semis

      dirkjohannes - 2012-10-14 07:19

      As jy n Bull supporter is kry ek jou jammer. die sharks gaan die bulletjies mors. Go Sharks, van n WP supporter.

  • ockie.barnard.9 - 2012-10-14 07:10

    WP was in all aspects better than the Cheetahs. Congrats WP. I however think that the Sharks are the team to beat this year. Cheetahs, smash the Kings next friday please.

  • Hugo Klaasen - 2012-10-14 07:30

    Trolls are everywhere....

      press.enter.12 - 2012-10-14 11:38

      Who are you . . . .J R R Tolkien ??

  • hans.himmler.7 - 2012-10-14 09:05

    Missed the game. Did Captain Tampon bleed again? Isak, WP cannot create havoc more than a garden chair can perform circus acts. Stop your Chinese copy acts, and get your own logos...and shut your mouth when you speak to me! Good luck for the semi's, may the best team win, and may the best team face the HAVOC CREATING MACHINE at Kingspark. Form hereon forward it's one way BLACK and WHITE traffic. BLACK.WHITE.DYNAMITE

  • markus.esterhuyse - 2012-10-14 09:13

    As a Sharks supporter I feel that I cuold give a fair statement regarding Freestate Cheetahs, Naka its time for you to quit! You have talented players but you can't use them! FS always been known for their running rugby! At one stage the home ground was full of spectators! Its business over friendship and I believe you are not an asset but a liability to both the union and the players! Step down mate!the Lions are playing better since Acka took over in all the turmoil that the Union is having in one season not over some years! Take your pie and waai !

      hans.himmler.7 - 2012-10-14 10:46

      100% agreed. The coach is the problem here.

  • donavan.boshoff - 2012-10-14 17:20

    The Sharks and Bulls smash their teams and win with a higher points difference (The Sharks atleast) but "province POWER into semis" haha only too keen to watch them power out next week too

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