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Strong look to Western Province

01st August 2014 17:46


Cheslin Kolbe Western Province v Golden Lions CC 2013

Included: Cheslin Kolbe

Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has announced a strong-looking playing squad ahead of the upcoming 2014 Currie Cup season.

Seven players in the group are still eligible for the WP U21 team - including star wing Cheslin Kolbe - but the likes of Sti Sithole, Jean Kleyn, Jurie van Vuuren, Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Robert du Preez are all uncapped at Currie Cup level.

Injured duo, Steven Kitshoff and Ryno Eksteen, will take no part in the 2014 Currie Cup, but new wing signing William Ambaka Ndayara has been named in the group along with Dillyn Leyds who is set to return to Cape Town from the Force.

Western Province will get their 2014 Currie Cup campaign underway against the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth on Friday, August 8.

The 2014 Province captain will be announced on Monday, August 4, with the first matchday squad - to take on the Kings - being announced the following day.

The 2014 Western Province Currie Cup squad: Justin Ackerman, Willy Ambaka, Ruan Botha, Manuel Carizza, Nizaam Carr, Demetri Catrakilis, Pat Cilliers, Stephan Coetzee, Kurt Coleman, Damian De Allende, Juan de Jongh, Jean de Villiers, Robert du Preez (Still eligible for DHL WP Under-21 team), Rynhardt Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Tazz Fuzani, Gerbrandt Grobler, Nic Groom, Brok Harris, Pat Howard, Oliver Kebble, Rohan Kitshoff, Jean Kleyn (Still eligible for DHL WP Under-21 team), Cheslin Kolbe (Still eligible for DHL WP Under-21 team), Siya Kolisi, Dillyn Leyds, Tiaan Liebenberg, Frans Malherbe, Godlen Masimla, Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Still eligible for DHL WP Under-21 team), Siya Ntubeni, Neil Rautenbach, Michael Rhodes, Louis Schreuder, Seabelo Senatla, Sti Sithole (Still eligible for DHL WP Under-21 team), Rayn Smid, De Kock Steenkamp, Jaco Taute, Michael van der Spuy, Chevandre van Schoor, Jurie van Vuuren (Still eligible for DHL WP Under-21 team), Kobus van Wyk, Alistair Vermaak, Duane Vermeulen, Michael Willemse (Still eligible for DHL WP Under-21 team), Devon Williams.

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Saturday , October 25
Western Province 19 - 16 Lions
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Lions 50 - 20 Sharks
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Lions 47 - 7 Cheetahs
Western Province 20 - 28 Sharks
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1Western Province1039
2Golden Lions1036
4Blue Bulls1028