Duvenage gets bench role for WP
TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Scrumhalf Dewaldt Duvenage will start on the bench for Western Province in the Currie Cup clash against the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday.
It is Duvenage's first appearence in Western Province's matchday 22 since returning from France. The versatile 28-year-old will cover both scrumhalf and flyhalf, having played in both positions for the Stormers in the past.
In terms of the starting XV, Robert du Preez starts at flyhalf and Johnny Kotze comes in at outside centre, with Huw Jones moving across to inside centre.
In the pack, Flank Stefan Willemse will make his first start for Western Province.
Willemse came off the replacements bench in the victory against the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth last week, and gets his first opportunity in the starting line-up at openside flank, with Kobus van Dyk shifting across to the blindside, and Jurie van Vuuren starting on the bench.
Western Province: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Werner Kok, 13 Johnny Kotze, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Leolin Zas, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 7 Kobus van Dyk, 6 Stefan Willemse, 5 Chris van Zyl (captain), 4 JD Schickerling, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Alistair Vermaak, 18 JP Smith, 19 Jan de Klerk, 20 Jurie van Vuuren, 21 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 EW Viljoen.
Date: Saturday, September 3
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17.10 (15.10 GMT)
Referee: Rasta Rasivhenge
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Jaco Kotze
TMO: Marius Jonker