Whiteley gets Bok call up

Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:29
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BEAKING NEWS: Lions captain Warren Whitely has been called up to the Springbok squad in place of Willem Alberts.

Lions captain Warren Whitely has been called up to the Springbok squad with the No.8 set to link up with the National side after the Lions game against the Kings.
 
Whiteley was called up to the squad in the place of looseforward Willem Alberts and will join the Springboks after the Golden Lions’ game against the EP Kings.
 
GLRU CEO Rudolf Straeuli congratulated Whiteley and wished him well on behalf of his teammates and the GLRU management.
 
“We are delighted that Warren has been called up to the Springbok squad,” shares Straeuli.
 
“This is a great honour for the Union and we are happy that yet another Golden Lions player will have the opportunity to represent us at international level.
 
“Congratulations, Warren – your dedication, talent and leadership efforts have paid off.”
 
GLRU President Kevin de Klerk shared in these sentiments.
 
“We are all extremely proud of Warren as his Golden Lions family,” said De Klerk.
 
We have seen him grow over the past several years and mature into a great leader.
 
"While he will be sorely missed, we are completely behind him and wish him every success in his endeavours with the Springboks.”
 
Meanwhile, Marcell Coetzee has been called into the Springbok starting team in the place of the injured Willem Alberts for the Rugby Championship opener against Argentina in Pretoria.
 
Coetzee’s place on the replacements bench goes to Teboho Mohoje, who made his Springbok debut in June against Scotland in Port Elizabeth.
 
Alberts was forced to withdraw from the match-day squad after he picked up a hamstring strain during the captain’s run at Loftus Versfeld on Friday. He was given until Saturday to recuperate sufficiently, but the Springboks’ medical team decided he would not be fit enough to face Argentina this weekend.
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FIXTURE GMT VENUE
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
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