LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Currie Cup

Thumb_wp_graphic80x50 Western Province

33

Thumb_lions_graphic80x50 Golden Lions

16
Kick-off local time : Sat, 19 October 2013 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 19 October 2013 - 14h30
Venue : Cape Town
Referee : Marius Jonker
Match status : Result
  Western Province Golden Lions
Tries Demetri Catrakilis (24min) and Gio Aplon (37min) Warren Whiteley (74min)
Penalties Demetri Catrakilis (18min), Demetri Catrakilis (40min), Demetri Catrakilis (49min), Demetri Catrakilis (52min), Demetri Catrakilis (72min), Kurt Coleman (77min), and Kurt Coleman (80min) Elton Jantjies (6min), Elton Jantjies (21min), and Elton Jantjies (29min)
Conversions Demetri Catrakilis (24min) Marnitz Boshoff (74min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards Siyabonga Ntubeni (73min)
Red cards
DGs
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

PENALTY converted by Coleman. Western Province win the match 33-16, securing them a home final next week.

80

Congratulations to Western Province, who will host the Currie Cup final next week, but against who? Thank you for staying with us throughout this game. Do join us for the second semi-final down in Durban between the Sharks and the Cheetahs.

78

Coleman puts in a brilliant clearance kick, turning the Lions. And WP take the line-out against the throw. They take it up through de Villiers and Kolbe and they get a penalty. Coleman, going for the 3 points again.

77

The referee pins the Lions just outside their 22 and Kurt Coleman will kick to the posts. And the PENALTY is over. WP 30-16

74

TRY by Warren Whiteley for the Lions, just beside the poles. And Boshoff converts.

73

The Lions run it down the left-hand side of the field, but they Coetzee in dragged into touch. They are taken back though, as Ntubeni gets a YELLOW CARD for a tip tackle.

72

And he does convert the PENALTY. WP 27-9

71

Penalty to WP, as the Lions didn't roll away. Catrakilis to extend their lead.

70

WP are playing a territorial game now. They kick the ball into touch in the Lions' half of the field again. Then they steal it at the ruck.

68

After Catrakilis overcooked his kick, the Lions can't make use of it. The ball goes straight back into touch after the line-out.

67

The Lions win it back and they work it up nicely on the blindside. Boshoff now puts in a chip kick and Aplon collects at the back.

66

WP clears and then turns the ball over at the ruck.

64

The Lions moves the ball inside the 22, but the touch judge stops the game as he point out to the ref that Eben Etzebeth put in a late tackle earlier the play. The Lions kick a touch deep inside the 22. But Etzebeth steals the Lions' line-out.

62

WP are looking the keep the Lions in their own half with. But the Lions have a penalty. Loud cheers as Schalk Burger comes off the bench.

60

Scrum WP

59

Penalty to the Lions. They take the ball up over the halfway line, but another handling error stops their attack. The Lions will be frustrated with all the unnecessary handling errors.

57

WP then losses the ball and Lions go wide, but WP turn it over again. And Aplon puts in chip kick, which is covered at the back by Boshoff.

56

The Lions have a line-out just over the halfway line. They go over the gain line, but Jacques van Rooyen losses it forward.

55

They secure their line-out and but a loose pass from Jean de Villiers in midfield, goes into touch.

54

WP's Duane Vermeulen steals the ball though and with that wins WP a penalty.

53

The Lions get a penalty straight from the restart, WP pinned for obstruction. Lions set-up the line-out inside WP's 22.

50

WP starting to look dangerous, as they run the ball from inside their own 22 into the Lions' 22. The Lions come in from the side and Province get another PENALTY. Catrakilis converts.

48

WP make an unforced error, and the referee brings them back for the penalty. Catrakilis go for the 3 points on offer. PENALTY over, WP 21-9

46

WP now inside Lions' 22. And they spread it wide. Advantage WP after 16 phases.

45

WP kicks it downfield, Jantjies returns and WP are on the attack.

42

After some sideways running by the Lions, Jantjies puts in a chip kick, but his counterpart Catrakilis, has it covered, who then puts in a little chip kick himself which captain Deon Fourie collects.

42

Lions is in over the ball quickly and wins a penalty.They set-up a line-out on WP's 10m line, but the throw was not straight.

41

Catrakilis starts the second half, with a deep kick.

40

What an effect will CJ van der Linde's injury have on the game, especially after the Lions dominated the scrum in the first half?

40

WP get a penalty as the half-time hooter sounds, and Catrakilis converts the PENALTY into a 3-pointer. Half-time WP 18-9

39

The Lions are trying to build anattack, but de Villiers make a ball and all tackle and the Lions knock it on.

39

WP puts in a kick behind the Lions defence. The Lions take a quick throw in and they clear.

37

Gio Aplon just set Newlands alight, with a razzle dazzle run beating two Lions cover defenders to score a TRY in the left corner.

37

Catrakilis can't add the extras. WP lead 15-9

35

The Lions go forward after several phases, but a brilliant counter ruck, hands possession back to the home side.

33

But the Lions once again turn the ball over, and kicks it downfield. WP clears to the halfway line and the Lions get the throw.

30

WP now on the attack just outside the Lions' 22m, but the Lions turn it over and Andries Coetzee clears. but Cheslin Kolbe brings play right back with a dazzling counter attack.

28

The Lions get a penalty, just outside WP's 22, Kolisi pinned for not releasing. Jantjies going the 3. And the PENALTY is over.

27

The Lions turn the ball over in their own half of the field and Jantjies hacks it downfield. Volminck chases, but Gerhard van Heever clears.

27

WP on get front foot ball and taking it through the phases, after Catrakilis set-up the line-out.

26

It's a bit scrappy at kick-off time for both teams. WP now get a scrum penalty, as the Lions went in on the angle.

23

They secure the ball through Kolisi though. And After Vermeulen passed a few defenders, Catrakilis goes over for the first TRY of the match.

22

WP are struggling at scrum time.

20

Jantjies looking to put his team in the lead again. And he does, PENALTY over. Lions 6-3

19

The Lions get scrum just over the 10m line. And the ref pins the Cape side again. Penalty Lions.

18

WP had an advantage, they Catrakilis kicks the PENALTY, to bring the score to 3-all.

17

Try overruled. No try. It was a forward pass to Aplon.

16

TRY for WP scored by Gio Aplon. They are looking at a possible forward pass though.

15

Jean de Villiers intercepts the ball, but he's caught by Volmink.

13

The Lions secure their line-out, but Cheslin Kolbe make a tackle with the Lions behind the advantage line.

12

WP penalised in the scrum for going in on the angle.

11

The Lions try to run it out, but then make a mistake. Scrum WP.

9

Scarra Ntubeni losses the ball forward, but they played under an advantage and get the penalty. Catrakilis kicking to the poles from just inside the left touchline, and it's short.

8

Lions move it up on the right hand side of the field, but Duane Vermeulen makes a turnover. Penalty WP.

7

WP knock the ball on from the restart, Lions to feed the scrum.

6

The Lions get the scrum penalty. They are dominating the scrum at the moment. Jantjies going for the 3. And the PENALTY is over. 3-0 Lions

4

Demetri Catrakilis goes for a short 22m drop-out, and it collected by the Lions. Lions attack, but Jean de Villiers knocks it down. Scrum Lions, just outside their 22.

3

Penalty to the Lions, WP not rolling away. Marnitz Boshoff to kick for goal. And he misses.

2

The first scrum of the match, goes for a reset.

1

Lions to kick off the game.

1

Lions secure their own kick off, but the ref says not the ball didn't go the 10m.

-2

WP led out to loud cheers, by Deon Fourie.

-3

The Lions are led out onto the field by Franco van der Merwe, who plays in his 100th Currie Cup game.

-5

The Lions scored the most tries in the competition, while Western Province boast the best defence in the competition. Will it be attack versus defence this afternoon?

-8

Elton Jantjies returns to Newlands, this time in an opposition jersey. Who will win the battle of the flyhalfs, Jantjies or Demetri Catrakilis?

-10

The weather conditions are absolutely perfect down in Cape Town.

-10

No doubt the Newlands faithful will see an epic contest this afternoon. Will Western Province win and host the Currie Cup final next weekend or will the Lions cause an upset?

-25

Welcome to our commentary live from Newlands for the first Currie Cup semi final between Western Province and the Golden Lions.
Western Province
Players
15 Gio Aplon
14 Gerhard van den Heever
13 Jean de Villiers
12 Damian de Allende
11 Cheslin Kolbe
10 Demetri Catrakilis
9 Louis Schrueder
8 Duane Vermeulen
7 Siya Kolisi
6 Deon Fourie
5 De Kock Steenkamp
4 Eben Etzebeth
3 Patric Cilliers
2 Siyabonga Ntubeni
1 Steven Kitshoff

Substitutes
22 Juan de Jongh
21 Kurt Coleman
20 Nic Groom
19 Schalk Burger
18 Michael Rhodes
17 Brok Harris
16 Frans Malherbe
Golden Lions
Players
15 Marnitz Boshoff
14 Chrysander Botha
13 Lionel Mapoe
12 Andries Coetzee
11 Anthony Volmink
10 Elton Jantjies
9 Ross Cronje
8 Warren Whiteley
7 Derick Minnie
6 Jaco Kriel
5 Franco van der Merwe
4 Chris van Zyl
3 Ruan Dreyer
2 Willie Wepener
1 CJ van der Linde

Substitutes
22 Robert de Bruyn
21 Tian Meyer
20 Warwick Tecklenburg
19 Willie Britz
18 Julian Redelinghuys
17 Jacques van Rooyen
16 Robbie Coetzee