WP bolstered by returning duo

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:20
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INJURY UPDATE: Western Province will have two experienced campaigners back available for their Currie Cup semifinal against the Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday.

Scrumhalf Jano Vermaark and fullback Sarel Marais have both recovered from their respective injuries. However, Province coach Dobson is hesitant about throwing Marais into such a big match after a lengthy lay-off.

"He [Marais] hasn't played in while so it might be hard to throw him in a semifinal," said Dobson.

Loose forward Sikhumbuzo Notshe, who was a late withdrawal from the squad that beat the Sharks 31-20 in Durban last weekend, will also be available this week.

Dobson also confirmed that the there are no new injury concerns from the clash against the Sharks.

Province's victory at Kings Park secured a Newlands home semifinal.

The Sharks will host Saturday's other semifinal against the Blue Bulls in Durban.


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