WP's Van Aswegen out again

2012-09-26 17:34

Cape Town - Reserve flyhalf Gary van Aswegen was ruled out for the rest of the Currie Cup season after picking up an ankle injury during Western Province's training session on Wednesday.

"There was a tackle situation and in the collision Gary fell awkwardly," said WP coach Allister Coetzee.

"Unfortunately he went over on the same ankle (that was injured earlier this year) and looks like that's very much the end of his Currie Cup season.

"It’s the same injury, the same ankle, that he did in the Super Rugby competition.

"He'll go for further scans to determine the extent of the damage but he'll be out of the game for a while.

“It’s a big blow for us as after having four flyhalves at the start of the year."

Earlier in September, WP lost Kurt Coleman, who broke his jaw and was ruled out for the remainder of the season.

Another flyhalf, Burton Francis, who had limited playing time for the Stormers during the Super Rugby season, moved to the SWD Eagles.

"At least we have one (Demetri Catrakilis) still standing," Coetzee said.

"If we need flyhalf cover we'll look to (fullback) Joe Pietersen or (scrumhalf) Louis Schreuder when the time comes."

Coetzee confirmed that their backline talisman, Gio Aplon, who left the field in the second half of their victory over Griquas last week with an ankle injury, would be unavailable until next month.

"It now appears that Aplon’s injury is worse than we initially thought,” he said.

"He has an ankle ligament tear and by the looks of things he could be out of action for three weeks or even longer."

The strong-running Damian de Allende was moved into the run-on XV as Aplon's replacement in the WP side, which was named on Wednesday, for this weekend's clash against the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Flanker Tyrone Holmes returns after serving a week's suspension and Coetzee said he was pleased to field a settled loose trio again.

"I don't like fiddling with the loose forward combination but Tyrone has such a high work rate that it was good for him to start at blindside again," Coetzee said.

"Don Armand, who played as a loosie in his place last week, returns to lock."

Flank Rynhardt Elstadt has recovered from a rib injury and started training this week.

"Elstadt needs another week of training with the team before he can be considered," Coetzee said.

"He's been working hard during gym sessions and we'll see how he does at training next week.

"(Eighthman) Nick Koster is not ready yet. He's joined in at training and I'm looking for him to spend some time with his club so that he can have a run in club rugby."

The clash against the Lions kicks off at 14:00 on Saturday.


Western Province:

15 Joe Pietersen, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12. Marcel Brache, 11 Damian de Allende, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Berton Klaasen, 22 Patrick Howard

Golden Lions:

15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Deon Helberg, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Dylan Des Fountain, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Butch James, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Jaco Kriel, 6 Cobus Grobbelaar, 5 Franco Van der Merwe, 4 Michael Rhodes, 3 Jacobie Adriaanse, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg (captain)

Substitutes: 16 Martin Bezuidenhout, 17 Ruan Dreyer, 18 Etienne Oosthuizen, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Ross Cronje, 21 Deon van Rensburg, 22 James Kamana


  • dowwe.duane - 2012-09-26 18:55

    Who is WP? I don't see their name on the CC for at least 11yr

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-26 20:08

      @dronk Isak 1) Geen 2) WP 3) Niemand nie, 32 bekers in 125 jaar is nie rerig iets om oor huis toe te skryf nie. Nou dat ek jou vrae direk geantwoord het sal jy asb dieselfde doen. Hoeveel van daai bekers het WP gewen vandat die Bulle/N TVL speel en hoeveel het die Bulle in dieselfde tyd gewen?

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-27 06:23

      @dronk isak Kom ek help jou gou. 1) Watter ANDER span kon meer as 25wen, m.a.w jy vra watter span behalwe die WP het al 25 en die antwoord is GEEN. Wat's fout met daai antwoord jou sleg @tter. 2) WP 3) Geen, soos ek gese het 32 koppies in 125jr is nie naastenby soe goed soos 23 in 65 jaar nie. Daar's jou antwoord sommer. Bulle= meer suksesvol as die WP in CC. Bulle wen 23keer/65jr= 35% WP wen 32 in 125jaar. 32keer/125jr= 25% SO BULLE KRAAI KONING OU DRONK ISAK JOU USELESS AAP

      paul.sdoow - 2012-09-27 07:13

      dowwe will give you a hint who wp/stormers are, they the ones will the higher score on the scoreboard against the bulls and again later in year and in the first clash of super rugby next year. they also the team that beat your bulls at moftus with a weakened side against your star studded morne and spies . and the five in a row CC was achieved when n tvl was included. and would have been six but it was in fact five winsand one draw in a row.

      jaco.groenewald.731 - 2012-09-27 15:20

      Nie alweer die debate nie!!!!!!!!!

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-27 15:53

      @dronk Isak As jy tot by 11 kon tel sou jy dalk kon uitwerk wat die local tyd in Vancouver is. @paul Dis presies wat ek geantwoord het. Gaan lees maar weer my laaste stats hier, Bulle duidelik meer suksesvol as WP in CC

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-27 16:31

      @dronk Isak Wat 'n skande is jy nie vir 'n mens nie! Jy die CEO van 'n company?? BWA HA HA Die 5 hoenders wat jy in jou agterplaas mee boer tel nie as 'n "company" nie jou sleg aap

  • seanread.crisp - 2012-09-27 08:22

    This guy is a walking injury, and I've never been that impressed with him. Praying for Elton to join WP next year!!

      eden.vanderwiel - 2012-09-27 09:59

      Agree with you about Gary,but WP should realy scout more in the cape, here are great fly halfs in WCape but they only look at Maties and Ikeys mostly

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-28 16:42

      @eden Like?

  • nissen.eugene - 2012-09-27 12:00

    Fact or fiction th is no players of colour in the wp system cape coloureds cant play rugby

  • bidvir.dowweduane - 2012-09-28 09:12

    Daar is `n page op facebook wat mense kan gan like = `Bid vir Dowwe Duane` Redes vir bid behels : -sy drankprobleem -die feit wat hy werkloos is en tussen werke spring -dat hy geen meisie,vrou,kinders, of vriende het nie

      dowwe.duane - 2012-09-28 16:41

      stirrer.stirrer Baie dankie vir al die aandag, dokter waardeer dit en geniet dit vreeslik om te weet ek is solid onder jou velletjie nou. Jammer jy sal nie Sat na die WP verloor hier kan wees en saam met my lekker uit jou terminale ileum lag nie, jou "loving" family moet so trots op jou wees wat nie basic internet kan bekostig nie

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