Half-time blow-out sparked Province

Sat, 09 Aug 2014 08:31
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WP captain Juan de Jongh was delighted to return home with a maximum haul of five points from their opening Currie Cup match of the season.

Western Province captain Juan de Jongh was delighted to return home with a maximum haul of five points from their opening Currie Cup match of the season.

Down 10-11 at half-time, WP took control with three tries in the second half to run out deserving 35-16 winners in the competition's opening game - with their fourth, bonus-point try, coming from Cheslin Kolbe after the hooter had gone.

"I am a very happy man," De Jongh told a post-match media briefing.

"It is never easy to come to PE and to get five points, but at the end of the day we pulled it through."

The centre admitted a few hard words were said at half-time, when they trailed the Kings, and this had focused their minds in the second half as they moved into the driving seat.

He praised the accurate kicking of flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis, who contributed 15 points through three conversions and three penalties.

"To have Catrakilis in our team is really good and, at the end of the day, he got us on the front foot with those points," De Jongh said.

"It is important for us to enjoy this victory, but to come back on Monday and work hard on our errors, and hopefully we can pull the next one through as well."

Source: SAPA

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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 17h40 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
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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