50 up for Schreuder

Date published: September 11 2014

Louis Schreuder will play his 50th provincial match for Western Province on Saturday when they face the Golden Lions in Johannesburg.

Louis Schreuder will run out for his 50th provincial match for Western Province on Saturday when they take on the Golden Lions at Ellis Park.

He will have a new half-back partner for the occasion, with Kurt Coleman earning his first start of Currie Cup 2014 ahead of Demetri Catrakilis.

In the other change to the side that beat the EP Kings 49-14, vice-captain Pat Cilliers returns at tighthead prop in place of Brok Harris.

SA Sevens star Justin Geduld remains on the bench with Cheslin Kolbe having been passed fit for Saturday's away game, whilst the other noteworthy selection on the bench is Springbok tourist Scarra Ntubeni who joins the matchday 22 at the expense of Neil Rautenbach.

Ntubeni is back to full fitness after battling with a calf muscle strain and he will add to DHL Western Province coach Allister Coetzee's options from the bench.

“Cheslin ran well today and will take his place in the No.15 jersey and Scarra's selection on the bench is also great news for us against a Lions team that has plenty to play for,” Coetzee told www.wprugby.com.

“With Seabelo Senatla sidelined with an ankle injury it would've been a blow to (also) lose Cheslin, given the similar skill-set and attacking threat that he also brings to our backline.”

The boss also wished Louis Schreuder well on the occasion of his 50th game for WP.

“It's a great moment for Louis Schreuder, in his 50th match for DHL Western Province.

“Nic Groom also played his 50th match earlier this season and losing him is a blow for us. But the inclusion of Godlen Masimla is also an exciting time for a player who has come through the Varsity Shield with UWC, the DHL WP U21 team and our Vodacom Cup team.”

Western Province: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (capt), 12 Jaco Taute, 11 Pat Howard, 10 Kurt Coleman, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Ruan Botha, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Replacements: 16 Scarra Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Manuel Carizza, 19 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 20 Godlen Masimla, 21 Demetri Catrakilis, 22 Justin Geduld.

Date: Saturday, September 13
Kick-off: 17:05 local (16:05 BST, 15:05 GMT)
Venue: Ellis Park, Johannesburg
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Tahla Ntshakaza
Television match official: Willie Vos
Assessor: Deon van Blommestein