Province's young stars rise again

Date published: August 31 2014

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Opening a three-point gap atop the Currie Cup log gave Western Province coach Allister Coetzee a lot to smile about.

Opening a three-point gap atop the Currie Cup log, after a tightly contested 23-18 victory over a much-improved Blue Bulls side at Loftus Versfeld gave Western Province coach Allister Coetzee a lot to smile about.

“We are very happy with the win, we were up against a desperate Bulls side and they showed the way they came out tonight and they really came at us,” said Coetzee.

“It is a massive win for us, to come out here at altitude to beat the Bulls with a relatively young side and it is the first time that they've lost at Loftus this year.”

The Capetonians have been the pace-setting team since the start of Currie Cup, winning four matches on the trot with the team showing superb balance in attack and defence.

Key to Province's victory was the exhilarating performance by their back three of Cheslin Kolbe, Kobus van Wyk and leading destroyer Seabelo Senatla.

The winger deservedly earned the man-of-the-match accolade scoring a scintillating individual try, while he had a major hand in Van Wyk's try.

“We are really happy with the win, there were still a lot of mistakes, but it is a tight team that can pull it through,” added Coetzee.

“We played for about 30 minutes before we got the first penalty, it shows how tight it was, there was no quarter given and no quarter asked.

“If they played like this at the start of the competition I think they would have had more points on the log.”

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