Province bring in Leyds for Basson

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:05
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Western Province head coach John Dobson has made two changes to his starting line-up that did duty in the victory against the Blue Bulls last week for the clash against the Golden Lions on Friday.

Cobus Wiese will make his senior debut for Western Province. Having featured for the Stormers already this year, the 20-year-old utility forward returns from a shoulder injury to start at flank for the Currie Cup encounter.

The only change to the backline sees Dillyn Leyds come back into the fold on the wing in place of the injured Bjorn Basson.

Dobson said that his team will have to be at their best at Newlands on Friday after a short week of preparation.

"This is another real challenge for this team, but the players have embraced that and we are excited about taking another step forward in our game.

"We are proud of our record at Newlands and would like to continue getting positive results at home," he said.

Western Province: 15 Sarel Marais, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 EW Viljoen, 12 Huw Jones, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Jano Vermaak, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 John Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Jacobus Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Michael Kumbirai, 19 Eddie Zandberg, 20 Stephan de Wit, 21 Dewaldt Duvenage, 22 Dan Kriel.

Date: Friday, August 18
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 19.00 (17.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco van Heerden 
Assistant referees: Quinton Immelman, Kwezi Mqomboti 
TMO: Shaun Veldsman 

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