WP's Kolisi out for the season

2012-08-26 19:07

Cape Town - Western Province received a massive blow with the news that flanker Siya Kolisi will be sidelined for the rest of the Currie Cup season.

Kolisi needs to undergo surgery after he broke his thumb in his left hand during WP's 26-23 loss to the Golden Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday.

"Siya's injury is the only fresh concern from the weekend and it's obviously a very big loss for us at this stage of the season," commented WP coach Allister Coetzee.

Coetzee is also left frustrated after WP lost another game which he feels they dominated.

"It's frustrating to play so well and to lose again - similar, in many ways, to the Sharks match (which they lost 23-25) at the start of the season.

"We went into an early lead but our discipline and individual errors cost us. We did well to come back and we could've won... then we could've drawn and then we ended up losing, so, clearly, the luck is not on our side at the moment! But we will keep knocking and learn from our errors - we remain as determined as ever to bounce back from these setbacks.

"We're back at home this coming weekend (against the Blue Bulls) and we have seven games left this season, so we have a chance to put things right and stay in touch for a semi-final place."

WP's clash against the Blue Bulls at Newlands kicks off at 19:10 on Saturday.


  • bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-08-26 19:14

    Another bad injury for a badly coached team - one gotta question Coetzee's management of players

      fred.murgatroyd - 2012-08-26 19:25

      Come on now, how could bad management cause a thumb injury???? I'm just sorry because he is one of this country's brightest prospects. Hope he recovers soon.

      bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-08-26 20:08

      Fred I said another bad injury for a badly coached team - i also said that Coetzee is not managing players properly that is why province is loosing so many players - he has a record of overplaying key players - also do the WP management understand the injuries the players suffer - Schalla was supposed to be out for a few weeks , ditto vermeulen ect , bekker before them and so the list continues - in the meantime we loose players to other teams Engelbrect , Sadie , Flo Louw and many more - How much longer can WP afford the luxury of a very bad coaching time - Maybe they should be on the injury list for a year or so and things might come right in the cape again

      macziekpk - 2012-08-26 20:40

      I love seeing WP players get injured. What a joyous day!!

      elfranco.werth - 2012-08-26 20:45

      Stem 100% saam Bennie , hulle moet VINNIG vir Nick Mallett kontrakteer as coach. Coetzee en Fleck het nou genoeg kanse gehad , hulle maak dit nie , punt.

      chaplinncharlie - 2012-08-27 01:50

      Not good news for the Boks...

      Stephan - 2012-08-27 08:26

      Bennie, I stand to be corrected but hasn't it been a month since Kolisi played a rugby match? After the Stormers lost to the Sharks in the Super 15 semi-final played on 28 July 2012 I do not recall him taking part in any other rugby matches. Having said that, I do feel that AC should bring in some of the youngsters, like Dillyn Leyds at full-back (if in the squad), Oliver Kebble (prop) and if Elstadt is available I would consider playing him at Lock. My suggestions is however based on an idea and not a firm rugby knowledge.

      lindy.leroux - 2012-08-27 09:26

      Bennie, Schalk got injured first game, Vermeulen 4-5th game, Koster 8th game, can't see any players being injured because they were over played, The Sharks Played the same Pack for almost the whole season, Sykes got injured as Konkosfski came back, and they just Replaced Sykes with Kanko, the other 7 forwards just kept on going, an the only one that got injured was Bismark with a twist to the knee that was the same as Schalks injury!!! You're Theory makes no sense! " J "

  • alex.radford.739 - 2012-08-26 19:41

    Friendly warning to all flanks (up-and-coming to veterans): stay clear of the Stormers/WP as it is extremely likely u WILL get injured. Hope Kolisi gets better quickly as the BOKS need him.

      macziekpk - 2012-08-26 20:42

      Hope he is injured for a while. I love seeing the WP players injured. Brings a tear of joy to my eye

      linkie.swiegers - 2012-08-27 00:25

      If a car runs you over tomorrow, maccie, you'll probably think it's "poor me" instead karma whipping you...

      hoffjw - 2012-08-27 07:50

      maccie may hatred fall upon u.may death come to you soon....have a nyc day...

  • paul.ramncwana - 2012-08-26 19:49

    Coetzee we never played well stop lying 2 yourself. We played sh#t rugby \r\nWe need 2 ask question. 1) R our playing overrated, I think Alpon is a good pLayer bt he has done nothing in the Currie Cup. The sad thing is our Senior players r the ones failing us.2) Coaching staff I heard a lot of ppl talking moaning abt Fleck

      Spyker O'Flanagan - 2012-08-26 20:00

      I can answer your first question for you everything about you is overrated

      macziekpk - 2012-08-26 20:42

      Especially his use of the English lanugage

      Stormkaap - 2012-08-27 08:43

      @ Paul, if you think Aplon is overated then I dont think you know how to see/ spot real talent. The best runner with ball in hand in SA.

  • charl.toit - 2012-08-26 20:07

    It is noty about luck on your side it is about making your own luck

      macziekpk - 2012-08-26 20:43

      If you havent heard how good Gary PLayer was, he'll tell you

  • keithronald.wildschut - 2012-08-26 20:43

    Bennie moenie stupid wiesie my broe rugby is hard en beserings happen;dit het niks te doen met swak coaching staff nie.Die bad team het die S15 se semi's gespeel en speel weer die jaar semi's in die Currie Cup.

      bennievanderwesthuizen - 2012-08-26 21:00

      Dis beter om viri Wimpy te cheers as viri weepieee die jaar weer at leats kry man i beker by di wimpey my china

  • pete.stoter - 2012-08-26 21:02


      Stormkaap - 2012-08-27 08:43

      Djy choke seker as my you prent muff ne

  • lean.sadie - 2012-08-26 22:55

    FOOOOOK!!!!! Boks needed him!

  • joubert.joep - 2012-08-26 23:21

    What a pitty! I so hoped he would play for SA soon he is a rock! Get well soon and hope to see him back in green

  • brionyl.french - 2012-08-27 06:02

    Thats a loss this guy is brilliant, future Springbok

  • Spyker O'Flanagan - 2012-08-27 06:26

    Ek wonder wat al die grootbekke, wat so tekere gegaan het oor Spies se vingerbesering, te se het.

      pomene.stormer - 2012-08-27 08:02

      @Onnosel Spyker of is dit kannie Spyker nie ?? - Nee ons gaan niks se nie want Kolise het sy vinger gebreek deur actually rugby te speel - hy hardloop nie in elke game 100m ...................dwars oor die veld nie, hy is in elke skrum, hy wen klokslag turnover balle, hy tackle soos suster Spies nooit sal kan nie. En dan of jy daarvan hou of nie hy is deel van die Bokke se toekoms waar suster Spies deel is van die verlede !! Happy nou !!

  • Spyker O'Flanagan - 2012-08-27 06:37

    Whoop whoop!!! Yeah!!! Party time!!! Dis mos hoe dit klink die afgelope paar weke as n Bulls spelers beseer word.

  • ivan.devries.7 - 2012-08-27 06:55

    My friends and WP supporters are u Blind cant u Se WP is a lot of pink pansies,Came on lets support the raw of the Lion

  • grant.butler.104 - 2012-08-27 07:52

    WP / Stormers in a rut....the Kolisi loss is massive, for Boks as well.....

  • Hansie.Crook - 2012-08-27 08:28

    HUGE loss!!!! It still puzzles me why coach didnt play this boy in the Argentina matches. Speedy recovery Kolisi!

  • nissen.eugene - 2012-08-27 11:00

    one way dewalt cost us the match by his aimless kicking again

  • jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-08-27 12:15

    Ek dink alle WP fans moet n klag insit teen Isak!!! Hy is seker op ongeskiktheidspension, want hy is darm donners ongeskik

  • - 2012-08-27 12:54

    Moes anyway al LANKAL in die Bok XV gewees het!! Go Bulle!!!!!

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