Coetzee casts a wide net

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 15:08
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Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has announced a 42-man training squadnine Western Province club players are part of the 42-man group for the defence of their Currie Cup title.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has announced a 42-man training squad as they begin preparations for the defence of their Currie Cup title.

At present, nine Western Province club players are part of the 42-man group, as well as UWC lock Taz Fuzani who played for Western Province in the Vodacom Cup earlier this year.

Bellville veteran Bolla Conradie (who also played in the Vodacom Cup) is also training at the High Performance Centre, along with Hamilton’s No.6 Stef Botha, Helderberg No.8 Patrick O’Brien, Hamilton’s halfback Conrad Hoffmann, UCT and former SA Sevens star Pieter Engelbrecht, Maties’ Mark Hodgkiss (centre) and Ryan Nell (wing/fullback), and wingers Sinethemba Mapaqa (Bellville) and Craig Pheiffer (SK Walmers).

Botha, O’Brien, Mapaqa and Pheiffer all stood out in the WP Amateur trials on Monday of this week and were then invited to Currie Cup squad training by Coetzee.

Western Province – who will, again, be captained by forward Deon Fourie in 2013 – are the defending Currie Cup champions. They will start their campaign against the Blue Bulls – at Newlands – on Saturday, August 10.

Western Province Currie Cup training squad: Gio Aplon, Edries Arendse, Stef Botha, Marcel Brache, Schalk Burger, Nizaam Carr, Pat Cilliers, Kurt Coleman, Bolla Conradie, Damian de Allende, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers, Rynhardt Elstadt, Pieter Engelbrecht, Eben Etzebeth, Deon Fourie (captain), Taz Fuzani, Gerbrandt Grobler, Nic Groom, Brok Harris, Mark Hodgkiss, Conrad Hoffmann, Rohan Kitshoff, Steven Kitshoff, Cheslin Kolbe, Siya Kolisi, Berton Klaasen, Tiaan Liebenberg, Sinethemba Mapaqa, Frans Malherbe, Ryan Nell, Scarra Ntubeni, Patrick O’Brien, Craig Pheiffer, Michael Rhodes, Louis Schreuder, De Kock Steenkamp, Gary van Aswegen, Gerhard van den Heever, Michael van der Spuy, Alistair Vermaak, Duane Vermeulen.

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Fri, 26 August 2016
Golden Lions v Boland 15h00 Johannesburg
Pumas v Griquas 17h10 Kimberley
Sat, 27 August 2016
New Zealand v Australia 07h35 Wellington
EP Kings v Western Province 14h00 Port Elizabeth
Sharks v Blue Bulls 16h10 Durban
Argentina v South Africa 19h40 Salta
RESULT SCORE
Sat, 20 August 2016
South Africa v Argentina 30 | 23
Golden Lions v Griquas 24 | 30
Australia v New Zealand 8 | 42
Fri, 19 August 2016
Blue Bulls v EP Kings 49 | 35
Western Province v Free State Cheetahs 25 | 32
Boland v Sharks 20 | 41
Sat, 13 August 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Blue Bulls 43 | 20
Golden Lions v Pumas 68 | 26
Fri, 12 August 2016
Sharks v Griquas 46 | 24
EP Kings v Boland 10 | 28
Sat, 06 August 2016
Boland v Free State Cheetahs 16 | 44
Hurricanes v Lions 20 | 3
Fri, 05 August 2016
Pumas v Sharks 10 | 33
Blue Bulls v Western Province 45 | 26
Sat, 30 July 2016
Lions v Highlanders 42 | 30
CURRIE CUP
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Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 3 3 0 0 15
Free State Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 14
Blue Bulls 3 2 0 1 10
Golden Lions 2 1 0 1 7
Boland 3 1 0 2 6
Griquas 2 1 0 1 4
Western Province 2 0 0 2 2
EP Kings 2 0 0 2 1
Pumas 2 0 0 2 1