WP change one for final

2012-10-24 13:19

Cape Town - Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Saturday's 2012 Absa Currie Cup final against the Sharks at Kings Park in Durban.

Kick-off is at 17:00.

Coetzee has made one change to the starting line-up that beat the Golden Lions 21-16 in last Saturday's dramatic semi-final, with Damian de Allende and Marcel Brache trading places - De Allende starting in the No 12 jersey and Brache dropping to the bench.

"They have got a powerful team and I think Marcel (Brache) will do a job off the bench and we will probably be needing his experience in the last couple of minutes of the game," explained Coetzee.

"We have got to front up physically and I think Damien (de Allende) is the right choice.

"He is quite a good ball-carrier, he has got explosive pace, he is quite big and tall and he has got good core skills as well."

Flank Deon Fourie will captain the team, with six Under-21 players in the matchday 22 and six Test Springboks and one Canadian international in the squad.




Western Province:

15. Gio Aplon, 14. Gerhard van den Heever, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Damian de Allende, 11. Bryan Habana, 10. Demetri Catrakilis, 9. Nic Groom, 8. Duane Vermeulen, 7. Don Armand, 6. Deon Fourie (captain), 5. De Kock Steenkamp, 4. Eben Etzebeth, 3. Frans Malherbe, 2. Scarra Ntubeni, 1. Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16. Deon Carstens, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19. Jebb Sinclair, 20. Louis Schreuder, 21. Marcel Brache, 22. Joe Pietersen


  • - 2012-10-24 13:21

    No need to worry about the scrums. The Sharks will have Dale at 1 and Groom can scrum better than he does.

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-10-24 13:22

    interesting change not to sure if it the smart change. go WP

      sean.shagley - 2012-10-24 18:37

      Will you put a dnar tag around his neck?

  • wesley.rousseau.58 - 2012-10-24 13:26

    good luck WP you gna need it

  • lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 13:27

    Good change, de Allende looks promising. Should be a good game, or at least hope it is.

      frans.visserdsb - 2012-10-24 13:35

      I would have liked to have Aplon on wing in place of vd Heever, with Joe at fullback. Also would have loved to see JP in the squad.

      dao.muangnoicharoen - 2012-10-24 14:16

      this will be a game of two halves. the team with the most points at the end if it will win it. it will be decided by total points on the board and who is able to score more. a penalty is worth 3 points. a conversion is 2 points and a try is 5 points. there are 7 backs and 8 forwards in the team. their jerseys have the number 1 through to 15 on the back. the people on the bench have numbers 16 to 22 on their back. it will be a battle up front. these guys back themselves and they know their roles. a knock on will result in a scrum to the opposing team or at least i hope so.

      joneethling - 2012-10-24 14:24

      Thanks dao, Liked your comment about the knock on.

  • joe.sokolic - 2012-10-24 13:30

    its his best position, watch he will excel there. well done Damian... bok number 12 in the making!

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 13:44

      Really? This is where he played at school and stuff? I Am asking because I really did not know, thought he was a wing or something. He sure shows a lot of potential. JP as well, hmm they would be a lethal combo, and both still so young.

      joe.sokolic - 2012-10-24 13:50

      he is actually a centre, and he also kicks well for poles. He is a playmaker and having him at 12 is probably his best position

      paul.sdoow - 2012-10-24 15:03

      only problem we have is we don't have a reserve wing as such i realise with a problem gio can move there and jo s to full back but gio has more attack when at full back

      sean.shagley - 2012-10-24 18:38

      @dnar paul Who is "we?" Do you play for Province?

  • sydney.campbell.7758 - 2012-10-24 13:31

    @ John.maree.90 You dont know a winning team if you "choked" on it LOL

      stirrer.stirrer - 2012-10-24 13:35

      Careful now, Sydney, the game must still be played...

  • stephan.langner.90 - 2012-10-24 13:36

    sterkte WP....ek weet nie so mooi van die een nie maar dis reg, SHARKS sal die Currie Cup geniet!

  • sydney.campbell.7758 - 2012-10-24 13:37

    Hier kom n lelike ding vir die WP. Sharks gona teach you a lesson in the Rugby world. Go Sharks!!!!

  • henri.langeveldt - 2012-10-24 13:39

    Go Sharks! Thrash the CHOKERS!

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-24 13:43


  • tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-24 13:39

    Choking team

      stephen.axtell.7 - 2012-10-24 13:43


      ettiene.esterhuizen.7 - 2012-10-24 14:02

      For sure, stamp hulle hard Sharkies, make it 12yrs cupless!!!!

      dirkjohannes - 2012-10-24 14:18

      A man’s body was found in the harbour wearing an Blue Bulls jersey, pink panties, fishnet stockings and a dildo up his arse. Police removed the jersey to avoid any embarrassment to his family.

      dirkjohannes - 2012-10-24 15:03

      Ja Raven....ek dink dit is trane van blydskap, want hy weet al dat WP die cup gaan vat. Mooi ne?

      tertius.devereaux.1 - 2012-10-24 16:36

      Valse hoop vir di choker-ondersteuners...maak nou al vrede jule gaan verloor...saterdag is dalk te laat

      dirkjohannes - 2012-10-24 22:03

      Dankie Raven. Ek stem saam. Die beste span sal wen.

  • sydney.campbell.7758 - 2012-10-24 13:48

    I can actully as a proud Sharks supporter say that I am confident the Sharks are gona take it this year! GO SHARKS!!!!

      sandy.langenstrass - 2012-10-24 14:07

      Sydney Campbell.....I 'm with you...GO SHARKS....

  • john.comyn.18 - 2012-10-24 13:48

    I'm guessing AC is looking for a bigger 12 to bang it up. Brache has been taking a hammering in the last 2 games. I don't know much about de Allende but he is a big guy and is rated highly by Dobson.

  • Billy - 2012-10-24 13:48

    awesomesauce was hoping you would do this. GL GUYS! its gonna be a great match!

  • sulaiman.galant.7 - 2012-10-24 13:52

    six under 21 players from the match 22 there is real promise in the team and with so much youngsters there is no baggage. They will give it there all.

  • chris.holtshausen - 2012-10-24 13:56

    Thank you, AC!!!!

  • sandy.langenstrass - 2012-10-24 14:10

    SHARKS....SHARKS....CURRIE CUP WINNERS THIS YEAR !!!! They have worked hard this year....and deserve it.

      victor.mendes1 - 2012-10-24 14:18

      Last year in the final I said Lions would win as they with Fairness were the best and most consistant. This year i proudly say the same of the Sharks, They earned it but must jump this last hurdle and not pretend they have won anything until that final whistle

  • jan.siegruhn - 2012-10-24 14:14

    Ek wonder of Heynecke Meyer gaan bly by sy Springbulle benadering vir die bokspan, alhoewel WP en die Sharks in die CC finaal speel. Verder is my hart gestreep vir die naweek. Jan Siegruhn

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-10-24 14:36

      Die WP speel nogal laaste paar jare ook nou baie skop, storm en stampkar rugby in die middeveld. Hulle sal dalk nog beter vaar as hulle meer tradisionele WP rugby speel. WP sal moet baie goed speel om te verras, Sharks met 15?

  • jan.siegruhn - 2012-10-24 14:17

    Hoop Heynecke Meyer gaan van sy Springbul benadering afsien vir die bokke se Europese toer en oplet wie in die CC finaal speel. Die komende naweek is my hart gestreep

  • lourens.vandervyver.798 - 2012-10-24 14:18

    So dis wat in WP se mou was?! Sharks is n sterk en groot span en dit kan al rede wees vir DdA se insluiting,want kyk hy is n sterk speler wat die bal goed kan drae. Wel dis die WP22 wat gekies is en dis die WP22 wat ek gaan ondersteun en hopenlik gaan wen! Bring daai lekker ding WP,daai lekker WP ding...

  • dirkjohannes - 2012-10-24 14:27

    Sing saam(deuntjie: my oom se motor) - My pa se blou span het sy gat gesien, hy brand sy trui met dieselien, en hy skreeu op my ma en hy skreeu op my, die blou bul span het alweer pak gekry!!! OH stuur ons maar net nnommer 10 want Morne Steyn het ook sy gat gesien, seen my ma en seen my pa en bid vir die kinders met n blou bul pa!!

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 15:28

      Nogal snaaks dankie, ek onthou nog daai song lol, well die eerste een.

  • jimmy.moustache.12 - 2012-10-24 14:27

    ek dink die teletubbies het meer rugby talent as die wp.

      tertius.coetzer.7 - 2012-10-24 14:34

      Gelukkig gee niemand regtig om wat jy dink nie

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 15:29

      Dankie blou bulle. Die goed raak vinnig oud, of hoe.

  • paul.ramncwana - 2012-10-24 14:40

    De Allende the whole of Milnerton is behind you do us proud boy. Represent 4 7441!!!

  • abubaker.abbass - 2012-10-24 14:51


  • deon.fouche.3 - 2012-10-24 15:00

    Ek kan regtig nie sien hoe WP ons kan wen nie! Sharks met 12

      nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-10-24 15:08

      Maklik, maak net jou oe oop Saterdag.

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-10-24 15:16

      Ok, ek challenge julle 2 mannetjies om Maandag op die forum te wees sodat ek dit bietjie kan invryf! Weer Probeer se broekies bewe alklaar toe hulle final hoor. Ag nee regtig man... net n dom mens se geld sal op die WP wees vir n wen

      danny.cohen.315 - 2012-10-24 15:17

      OU-BLOU-BULLE,,,,, steeds suurgat na daai ordentlike loesing wat julle teen die SHARKS!!! gely het BWAhahahahahahahaha drol.

      gerhard.nel - 2012-10-24 15:21

      As 'n WP ondersteuner moet ek bieg dat die Sharks ons die afgelope ruk goed trap en dat die WP se kanse maar skraal is. Ons sien maar wat gebeer Saterdag maar ek weet ek gaan hard vir WP skree.

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-10-24 15:27

      @ Danny - van watter loesing praat jy? Daar was n paar die jaar, lol! @ Gerhard, ek sal bitter verbaas wees as ons moet verloor, maar ek sien dit nie kom nie. Sterkte vir die game en geniet dit en mag julle onder 19's en onder 21's gatskop!

      lean.sadie - 2012-10-24 15:32

      En Deon, as jou span verloor, gaan jy hier opkom om geluk te se?

      deon.fouche.3 - 2012-10-24 15:38

      Lean, absoluut! Ek is nie soos sommige mense wat wegkruip as my span verloor nie!

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2012-10-24 15:02

    Jeb to keep a close eye on Deysel later in the game.

      blou.johnny - 2012-10-24 17:10

      ...Sinclair thug... ...Holmes thug... ...Etzebeth thug...

      dirk.visser.96 - 2012-10-24 17:37

      Blou.johnny thug!!

  • mariska.gerber.5 - 2012-10-24 15:39

    Het so gevoel wp mag dit dalk wat ek se is mag die beste span wen of dit nou sharks of wp is...gee ons net n lekker game ouens!

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-10-24 15:53

    GO Western Province. Show the Pink Bulls and all the other losers how we bring the cup back to our Mother City. Lets see what the losers post when they see our awesome WP holding the cup high.

      sean.shagley - 2012-10-24 18:41

      Roy boy, like they've done in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011?

  • BlouMasjien1 - 2012-10-24 16:11

    @shaun.reece.3 -Gerhard het begin, ek het hom maar net gewys waar Dawid die wortels gegrawe het

  • gordon.mazibuko - 2012-10-25 09:53

    Isak and the other Western Problem fans are goimg to be sorry. How any of you can honestly be so confident considering the form the Sharks have shown and the "minor" fact that they've had Province/Stormers number all season is beyond me.

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