WP run Golden Lions ragged

2012-05-07 09:26

Cape Town - Western Province ran riot at City Park in Crawford on Saturday as they thrashed the Golden Lions 58-34 (half-time 27-20) in an entertaining Vodacom Cup quarter-final.

Fullback Kurt Coleman scored a delightful hat-trick of tries as WP turned on the charm after the interval.

The Lions were nevertheless competitive in the first half. They found themselves down 10-0 quite quickly, but pounced on a handling error by WP and hooker Francois du Toit scored a try to get them back into it.

In fact, the visitors even led midway through the first half, with flyhalf Guy Cronjé converting winger JP Esterhuizen’s try to make it 17-15.

But WP soon hit back through a well-worked try for flank Tyrone Holmes after fullback Kurt Coleman had broken the line. Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis converted and WP were back in the lead.

It was one they built on with another impressive try shortly before half-time as flanker Rohan Kitshoff finished.

Province took a cavalier approach to the game in spite of the stakes being a place in the semifinals. They charmed the crowd in the second half with Coleman, in particular, impressive.

Coleman was rather ironically playing out of position as he is usually a flyhalf. However, WP have a shortage of fullbacks and need to accommodate Catrakilis’s impressive boot.

While Catrakilis was not on song with the boot on Saturday, WP’s nine tries meant he was hardly required to be.

The home side’s efforts up front should also be lauded. They used the driving maul particularly well and also had a dominant scrum.


Western Province:

Tries: Hilton Lobberts, Quinn Roux, Tyrone Holmes, Rohan Kitshoff (2), Nic Fenton-Wells, Kurt Coleman (3)
Conversions: Demitri Catrakilis (5)
Penalty: Catrakilis

Golden Lions:
Tries: Francois du Toit, JR Esterhuizen, Robert de Bruyn, Garth April
Conversions: Guy Cronjé (4)
Penalties: Cronjé (2)


  • lourens.jordaan - 2012-05-07 10:20

    Weereens word n wedstryd gewen met n voorentoe aangee en dit word maarnet aanvaar. Maarnouja wereldbeker wedstryde is ook al so verloor so dit is dan seker die norm in rugby nou. Wonder maar net.

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-07 10:37

      asb amper asof die ander 8 tries nie n rol gespeel het in die wen nie

      lourens.jordaan - 2012-05-07 10:42

      Ek praat van die bloubulle vodacom game.Laaste pass n meter voorentoe reg langs ref en hy sien die nie raak nie.Tv het daai pass self 3 keer gewys maar daar gelaat.

      Papa-storm - 2012-05-07 11:21

      ek vra om verskoning maar dit is mos hoe die bulle wen ek onthou die forward pass na hougard in een van die super 14 finals wat hulle gewen het.

      Johan - 2012-05-08 02:48

      @dronk Isak Like you've done the last 11 years

  • Papa-storm - 2012-05-07 10:36

    blou bulle se toekomstige nagmerrie

  • Jacobus - 2012-05-07 19:52

    mooi wpppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp go manne, bring die cup kaaaaapppppppppppppppppp toeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

      Johan - 2012-05-08 02:49

      Kry vir jou nog 'n bruid online

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