ON THE EDGE
Triple treat for WP
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 21:47
As WP coach, it was my first win in Johannesburg
Western Province fans had three very good reasons to celebrate at the weekend.
Not only did their Currie Cup team advance to the Final, but their Under-21 and Under-19 teams will also play in their respective finals.
WP coach Allister Coetzee watched as his men knocked the Golden Lions out with a last-minute try in Johannesburg, winning 21-16.
Amazingly, it was Coetzee's first-ever win in WP colours in Johannesburg, the coach having tasted defeat on five previous occasions.
"As WP coach, it was my first win in Johannesburg," he said.
"But, across the board, it's been a great day for WP rugby with all three our teams in finals next weekend."
The Province Under-19 team booked their place in the U19 Final after beating the Golden Lions 24-14 at the Markotter Fields in Stellenbosch on Saturday.
A last-gasp Pat Howard try saw the WP Under-21 team book a place in the U21 Final, thanks to a dramatic 19-18 win over the Sharks on Saturday.
This week's finals:
Saturday, October 27 - Western Province v Bulls
Saturday, October 27 - Western Province v Blue Bulls
Saturday, October 27 - Sharks v Western Province
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