Currie Cup

Bok coach wishes Currie Cup finalists well

2017-10-26 14:46
Allister Coetzee (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok coach Allister Coetzee had some words of encouragement for the Sharks and Western Province teams, who will be contesting the Currie Cup final in Durban on Saturday
 
“I want to congratulate both sides for reaching the 2017 Currie Cup final,” Coetzee, who won two Currie Cups with Western Province, said on Thursday.

“The match is one of the highlights of the rugby calendar and a real showcase of local rugby talent. Both provinces have several current Springbok squad members or Bok candidates in their teams and I want to wish them both well for the final.”

Saturday’s final at Kings Park is scheduled for 16:00, with Coetzee to announce his year-end squad of 34 players on Sunday.

The Boks will play four Tests on their European tour against Ireland (Dublin, November 11), France (Paris, November 18), Italy (Padova, November 25) and Wales (Cardiff, December 2).

Teams:

Sharks

15 Garth April, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Lukhanyo Am, 12 Marius Louw, 11 Odwa Ndungane, 10 Curwin Bosch, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Jean-Luc du Preez, 6 Keegan Daniel, 5 Ruan Botha (captain), 4 Tyler Paul, 3 Ross Geldenhuys, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Thomas du Toit

Substitutes: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Juan Schoeman, 18 John-Hubert Meyer, 19 Jean Droste, 20 Jacques Vermeulen, 21 Michael Claassens, 22 Tristan Blewett, 23 Rhyno Smith

Western Province

15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg

Substitutes: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Ali Vermaak, 18 Frans van Wyk, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Kobus van Dyk, 21 Jano Vermaak, 22 Werner Kok, 23 Dan Kriel

Read more on:    sharks  |  wp  |  currie cup  |  allister coetzee  |  cape town  |  durban  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Vote

Your thoughts on the Currie Cup being cut to a one-round tournament in 2018?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.