– Namibian international openside flank Rohan Kitshoff will start the match.
– Nic Groom replaces Louis Schreuder at no.9.
– Flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis makes his return to WP via the bench.
– Rynhardt Elstadt starting at No.7 in place of the suspended Michael Rhodes.
– Lock De Kock Steenkamp will captain the side in the absence of Deon Fourie.
– WP Under-21 stars, Rayn Smid and captain Josh Katzen join the bench.
“The Currie Cup competition is far from over, You don’t want to be remembered as the team that beat the Bulls in Pretoria and lost at home the next. This is a good Griquas side and you have to respect them – this is the best possible side we have selected (for this match),” said Coetzee.
WP vs Griquas, Cape Town, Friday, KO 19:10 CAT (18:10 BST)
Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Rohan Kitshoff, 5 De Kock Steenkamp (captain), 4 Taz Fuzani, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Michael Willemse, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Gerbrandt Grobler, 19 Rayn Smid, 20 Josh Katzen, 21 Louis Schreuder, 22 Demetri Catrakilis.