WP seek 80-minute performance

Sun, 06 Oct 2013 13:30
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WP coach Allister Coetzee was pleased that his team bagged their first bonus point of the season in their 36-23 win over the Golden Lions on Saturday.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee was pleased that his team bagged their first bonus point of the season in their 36-23 win over the Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday.

The bonus point win boosted Province to the top of the Currie Cup log, just one point ahead of the Sharks.

Province outscored their Johannesburg counterparts by four tries to two, with a half-time score of 18-9 in favour of the home side.

"It’s a very good result for us. This is a good Lions team, and they punish any team if you’re inaccurate or concede penalties," Coetzee said.

Coetzee, however, called for more consistency from his players.

"When we have the ball and when we are direct and run with intent, we’re really a good team.

"I’d just like to see that for a full 80 minutes, and that’s what we’re striving for."

Captain Deon Fourie claimed part of the responsibility for their slow start.

"I’m not very happy with the first 10 minutes. I think I conceded both early penalties which put us on the back foot.

"But the guys came back nicely. The frustrating thing is that the guys know how good we are if we play like we’re supposed to because when we do, we’re almost unstoppable.”

Both the captain and coach said apart from the scrums, there were many elements that Province would be working on in the coming week, especially as they head to Durban next weekend to take on the Sharks in a match that will determine which of the two teams will finish at the top of the table.

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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
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
Fri, 02 September 2016
Boland v Pumas 13h00 Wellington
Blue Bulls v Golden Lions 17h00 Pretoria
RESULT SCORE
Fri, 26 August 2016
Pumas v Griquas 35 | 41
Golden Lions v Boland 60 | 12
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
CURRIE CUP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Sharks 3 3 0 0 15
Free State Cheetahs 3 3 0 0 14
Golden Lions 3 2 0 1 12
Blue Bulls 3 2 0 1 10
Griquas 3 2 0 1 9
Boland 4 1 0 3 5
Pumas 3 0 0 3 3
Western Province 2 0 0 2 2
EP Kings 2 0 0 2 1