Currie Cup Teams Round 9

SHARKS vs GOLDEN LIONS

Sharks – 15 SP Marais, 14 S’bura Sithole, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 André Esterhuizen, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Lionel Cronjé, 9 Cameron Wright, 8 Tera Mtembu (c), 7 Etienne Oosthuizen, 6 Jacques Botes, 5 Marco Wentzel, 4 Stephan Lewies, 3 Lourens Adriaanse, 2 Kyle Cooper/Monde Hadebe, 1 Thomas du Toit.
Subs: 16 Monde Hadebe/Franco Marais, 17 Dale Chadwick, 18 Matt Stevens, 19 JC Astle, 20 Khaya Majola, 21 Conrad Hoffmann, 22 Fred Zeilinga.

Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Ruan Combrinck, 13 Lionel Mapoe (c), 12 Stokkies Hanekom, 11 Courtnall Skosan, 10 Marnitz Boshoff, 9 Ross Cronjé, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Martin Muller, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Julian Redelinghuys, 18 Jacques van Rooyen, 19 Derick Minnie, 20 Kwagga Smith, 21 Mark Richards, 22 Howard Mnisi.

FS CHEETAHS vs WESTERN PROVINCE

FS Cheetahs – 15 Clayton Blommetjies, 14 JP du Plessis,13 Francois Venter,12 Joubert Engelbrecht, 11 Raymond Rhule, 10 Willie du Plessis, 9 Sarel Pretorius, 8 Lappies Labuschagné, 7 Neil Claassen, 6 Tienie Burger, 5 Francois Uys, 4 Werner Lourens, 3 George Marich, 2 Torsten van Jaarsveld (c), 1 Coenie Oosthuizen.
Subs: 16 Hercu Liebenberg, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 19 Henco Venter, 19 Vincent Jobo, 20 Shaun Venter, 21 Pieter-Steyn de Wet, 22 AJ Coertzen.

Western Province – 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (c), 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Pat Howard, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Rynhardt Elstadt, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Oliver Kebble, 19 Jurie van Vuuren, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Michael van der Spuy.

GRIQUAS vs EP KINGS

Griquas – 15 Gouws Prinsloo, 14 Danie Dames, 13 Johnathan Francke, 12 Wayne Stevens (c), 11 PJ Vermeulen, 10 Dean Grant, 9 Tian Meyer, 8 Ruaan Lerm, 7 Carel Greeff, 6 Marnus Schoeman, 5 Jaco Nepgen, 4 Hugo Kloppers, 3 Maks van Dyk, 2 Martin Bezuidenhout, 1 Janro van Niekerk.
Subs: 16 Ryno Barnes, 17 Simon Westraadt, 18 Jonathan Adendorf, 19 RJ Liebenberg, 20 Dustin Jinka, 21 Ederies Arendse, 22 Jacquin Jansen.

EP Kings – 15 Siviwe Soyizwapi, 14 Ronnie Cooke, 13 Tim Whitehead, 12 Shane Gates, 11 Ntabeni Dukisa, 10 Gary van Aswegen, 9 Tobie Botes, 8 Tim Agaba, 7 Devin Oosthuizen, 6 Paul Schoeman, 5 Steven Cummins, 4 Cameron Lindsay, 3 CJ van der Linde, 2 Martin Ferreira, 1 Charles Marais.
Subs: 16 Albé de Swardt, 17 Charl du Plessis, 18 Darron Nell/Steven Sykes, 19 Thembelani Bholi, 20 Kevin Luiters, 21 George Whitehead, 22 Scott van Breda.

PUMAS vs BLUE BULLS 

Pumas – 15 JW Bell, 14 Ruwellyn Isbell, 13 JW Jonker, 12 Stefan Watermeyer, 11 Rosco Speckman, 10 Justin van Staden, 9 Reynier van Rooyen, 8 Renaldo Bothma, 7 Jaco Bouwer, 6 Corné Steenkamp (c), 5 Marius Coetzer, 4 Lubabalo Mtyanda, 3 Vincent Koch, 2 Frank Herne, 1 Corné Fourie.
Subs: 16 Francois du Toit, 17 DeJay Terblanche, 18 Uzair Cassiem, 19 RW Kember, 20 Dylon Frylinck, 21 Coenie van Wyk, 22 Jerome Pretorius.

Blue Bulls – 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 JJ Engelbrecht, 12 Burger Odendaal, 11 Sampie Mastriet, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann (c), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Callie Visagie, 1 Dean Greyling.
Subs: 16 Bongi Mbonambi, 17 Morné Mellett, 18 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 19 Wiaan Liebenberg, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Tian Schoeman, 22 Jesse Kriel.

Cheslin Kolbe to debut on the wing for Western Province (team sheet)

Western Province have named a strong team for the first match of their title defense. Most of the starting 15 have extensive Super Rugby experience, which should see them dominate a youthful Blue Bulls side at home this weekend. The weather in Cape Town could be a mitigating factor as it seems likely to rain, but this should suit the vastly more experienced Province pack.

On debut:

  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Pat Howard
  • Gerbrandt Grobler

To debut from the bench:

  •  Alistair Vermaak
  • Pat Cilliers
  • Michael Rhodes

Western Province – 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Pat Howard, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Gary van Aswegen, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Rynhardt Elstadt, 6 Deon Fourie (c), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Gerbrandt Grobler, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Alistair Vermaak, 17 Pat Cilliers, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Ruan Kitshoff, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Berton Klaasen.

 

Currie Cup: Injury forces Western Province to change one

Western Province have made one change ahead of their show down with the Sharks on Saturday.

Young flank Tyrone Holmes comes into the team for the injured Rynhardt Elstadt at no.7 after recovering from a sholder injury that has kept him out of contention for much of the competition.

The bench sees Tom Botha, a former U21 WP star, replacing the Frans Melherbe who has been called up to the Springboks for this weekends Rugby Championship game against the All Blacks. Joe Pietersen makes his return from injury in place of Pat Howard in the no.22 jersey.

WP travel to Durban to take on the Sharks on Saturday, KO 19:00 CAT (18:00 GMT)

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Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Damian de Allende, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Jebb Sinclair, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Brok Harris, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Deon Carstens.
Replacements: 16 Steven Kitshoff, 17 Tom Botha, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Helmut Lehmann, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Joe Pietersen.

Currie Cup Teams for the weekend

Lions v Griquas (FRI 7pm)

LIONS: 15. Andries Coetzee 14. JR Esterhuizen 13. Lionel Mapoe, 12. Butch James, 11. A. Volmink 10. E. Jantjies 9. R. Cronje 8. W. Whiteley 7 . W. Britz 6. J. Kriel 5. F. Van der Merwe 4. J. Strauss 3. CJ. nan der Linde 2. B. Maku 1. JC Janse van Rensburg (c)

SUBS: 16 C. Visagie 17 . R. Dreyer 18. M. Rhodes 19. C. Grobbelaar 20. M. Bondesio 21. A. Hollenbach 22. D. Helberg

GRIQUAS: 15. Willie le Roux 14. Jannie Boshoff 13. Jean Stemmet 12. Walter Venter 11. Rocco Jansen 10. Francois Brummer 9. Marnus Hugo 8. Leon Karemaker 7. Wesley Wilkins 6. Marnus Schoeman 5. Martin Muller 4. Ligtoring Landman 3. Lourens Adriaanse 2. Ryno Barnes (Captain) 1.Steph Roberts

SUBS: 16. Matthew Dobson 17. Ivann Espag 18. Frikkie Spies 19. Justin Downey 20. Marnus Hugo 21. Marnitz Boshoff 22.  Matthew Rosslee

 

 Cheetahs v Sharks (SAT 5pm)

CHEETAHS: 15. Hennie Daniller 14. Nico Scheepers 13. Robert Ebersohn (c) 12. Barry Geel, 11 Raymond Rhule 10. Sias Ebersohn 9. Sarel Pretorius 8. Kabamba Floors 7. Pieter Labuschagne 6. Frans Viljoen 5. Izak van der Westhuizen 4. Andries Ferreira 3. Marcel van der Merwe 2. Hercu Liebenberg 1. Schalk van der Merwe.

SUBS: 16 Elandré Huggett 17 Ross Geldenhuys 18 Waltie Vermeulen 19 Davon Raubenheimer 20 Tewis de Bruyn 21 Phillip Snyman 22 Ryno Benjamin

SHARKS: 15. Louis Ludik 14. Odwa Ndungane 13. Paul Jordaan 12. Meyer Bosman 11. S’bura Sithole 10. Riaan Viljoen 9. Charl McLeod 8. Keegan Daniel 7. Jean Deysel (C) 6. Jacques Botes 5. Anton Bresler 4. Steven Sykes 3. Wiehahn Herbst 2. Monde Hadebe 1. Dale Chadwick

SUBS: 16. Peter Dixon 17. Julian Redelinghuys 18. Jandre Marais 19. Francois Kleinhans 20. Cobus Reinach 21. Marius Joubert 22. Rosko Specman

 

Western Province v  Blue Bulls (FRI 7pm)

WP: 15. Gio Aplon 14. Gerhard van den Heever 13. JP du Plessis 12. Marcel Brache 11. Ederies Arendse 10. Demetri Catrakilis  9. Dewaldt Duvenage 8. Jebb Sinclair 7. Rynhardt Elstadt 6. Deon Fourie (c) 5. De Kock Steenkamp 4. Don Armand 3. Frans Malherbe  2. Siyabonga Ntubeni 1. Deon Carstens

SUBS: 16. Steven Kitshoff  17. Brok Harris 18. Wilhelm van der Sluys 19. Helmut Lehmann* 20. Nic Groom 21. Damian de Allende 22. Kurt Coleman

 

BLUE BULLS: 15. Clayton Blommetjies 14. Akona Ndungane 13. Johann Sadie 12. Francois Venter 11. JJ Engelbrecht 10. Louis Fouchè 9. Ruan Snyman 8. Dewald Potgieter (c) 7. CJ Stander 6. Deon Stegmann 5. Grant Hattingh 4. Wilhelm Steenkamp 3. Werner Kruger 2. Willie Wepener 1 Dawie Steyn.

SUBS: 16. Robbie Coetzee 17. Frik Kirsten 18. Cornell Hess 19. Warwick Tecklenburg 20. Rudy Paige 21. Lionel Cronje 22. JürgenVisser