WP go into camp

Mon, 08 Aug 2016 12:36
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NEWS: Western Province are hoping to make the most of their bye week at a training camp in Hermanus.

Following their opening round 26-45 defeat to the Blue Bulls at Loftus Versfeld, coach John Dobson's charges will look to regroup and plan the remainder of their Currie Cup campaign which resumes with a clash against the Free State Cheetahs at Newlands on Friday, August 19.

Dobson told wprugby.com that after a disappointing result up in Pretoria, his team will have to come together quickly on camp if they are to contend for the title this season.

"We always knew that the turnaround after the Super Rugby quarterfinal was going to be tough for us.

“We viewed our campaign from the start in two parts, one was this game and then the rest of the campaign, so we have got to pick ourselves up and get going,” he said.

The Western Province coach added that with just seven more games before the semifinals, they simply cannot afford any more slip-ups.

"We desperately want to host a semifinal at Newlands, it is a single round competition so we know that we can't drop another game," he said.

The squad will depart for their camp in Hermanus on Tuesday and return on Friday.


There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 30 September 2016
Golden Lions v Sharks 15h00 Johannesburg
EP Kings v Pumas 16h00 Nelspruit
Western Province v Boland 17h10 Cape Town
Dragons v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Rodney Parade
Connacht v Edinburgh 18h35 Sportsground
Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs 18h45 Franklin's Gardens
Bristol v Saracens 18h45 Ashton Gate
Sat, 01 October 2016
Free State Cheetahs v Griquas 12h00 Bloemfontein
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers 13h30 AJ Bell Stadium
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
South Africa v Australia 15h05 Loftus Versfeld
Munster v Zebre 16h00 Thomond Park
Ulster v Ospreys 17h30 Kingspan Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Leinster 18h35 BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park
Cardiff Blues v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Stadio Monigo
Sun, 02 October 2016
Argentina v New Zealand 22h10 Ascoli Piceno
Wasps v Harlequins 13h30 Ricoh Arena
Worcester Warriors v Newcastle Falcons 14h00 Sixways
Tue, 04 October 2016
Edinburgh v Ulster 19h35 BT Murrayfield
Team P W D L Pts
Free State Cheetahs 7 7 0 0 34
Blue Bulls 8 6 0 2 30
Sharks 7 5 0 2 25
Western Province 7 4 0 3 23
Golden Lions 7 4 0 3 22
Griquas 7 4 0 3 20
Boland 7 2 0 5 9
Pumas 7 0 0 7 5
EP Kings 7 0 0 7 1