Lionel Cronje finally gets the 10 jersey

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee as suspected gave Lionel Cronje the number 10 jersey for this weekend’s must-win fixture against the Leopards at Newlands.

Coetzee who was widely questioned with De Waal’s continued selection at pivot has finally handed the jersey over to Cronje who is widely tipped as one of the more exciting prospects in this position within the WP ranks.

Other changes see some Springboks slotting straight back into the team with Gio Aplon, Jean de Villiers and Juan de Jongh coming into the backline.

Another interesting selection is Conrad Hoffmann at fullback with Conrad Jantjes shifted to wing in place of injured Frikkie Welsh.

Nick Koster is also back in the run-on 15 after recovering from and elbow injury he suffered last week.

WP team for Leopards (Game is not televised) for Saturday kicking off a 17:00:

15.          Conrad Hoffmann
14.          Conrad Jantjes
13.          Juan De Jongh
12.          Jean De Villiers
11.          Gio Aplon
10.          Lionel Cronje
9.            Dewaldt Duvenage
8.            Duane Vermeulen
7.            Nick Koster
6.            Francois Louw
5.            Anton van Zyl (Captain)
4.            Adriaan Fondse
3.            JC Kritzinger
2.            Deon Fourie
1.            JD Moller


16.          Callie Visagie
17.          Wicus Blaauw
18.          Brok Harris
19.          De Kock Steenkamp
20.          Yaya Hartzenberg
21.          Willem De Waal
22.          Paul Bosch

  11 comments for “Lionel Cronje finally gets the 10 jersey

  1. avatar
    September 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm
    At last I can stop bitching….not a bad team now they need to start plaing rugby and stop playing the shit they thought was rugby.
  2. avatar
    September 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm
    Great now they have a team that may be able to play some running rugby and the game is not telivised!! :bangheadt:
  3. avatar
    Brendon Shields
    September 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm
    Good team. Only needs a playmaker at 12 and for Jean to play wing instead of Jantjies.

    Add Hougaard as a 9 to this team and you can go places.

  4. avatar
    September 8, 2010 at 2:54 pm
    Conrad Hoffman at #15…. :finger:

    WP is getting him ready for his stint at the Sharks.
    He’ll play in each and every position in the backline, but where he should!! :Bunny:

  5. DavidS
    September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    What happened to Whitehead?

    Is he being blamed for what happened against the Lions?

  6. avatar
    September 8, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    Reply to DavidS @ 5:16 pm:

    Ek weet jy dink hy’s beter
    as Jean en Juan, maar die
    keurders stem nie saam nie.

  7. avatar
    September 8, 2010 at 8:51 pm
    Reply to DavidS @ 5:16 pm: Het hy nie ‘n besering opgetel nie?
  8. DavidS
    September 8, 2010 at 9:05 pm
    Reply to Boertjie @ 5:22 pm: Maar hy’s nie eers in die 22 nie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. avatar
    September 8, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    Reply to DavidS @ 9:05 pm:

    Nie seker nie, hy het dalk
    ‘n ligte besering.

  10. avatar
    September 10, 2010 at 4:00 am
    Reply to DavidS @ 5:16 pm:


    Methinks the entire rugby frat is waiting for this poor okes debut…

    Surely the coaches now what’s what… but then it is AC in charge and he’s never been ‘ the sharpest tool in the Boks’…

    Full Name Lionel
    Surname Cronje
    Height 184
    Weight 90
    Birth Date 25 May 1989
    Birth City Bloemfontein
    Marital Status Single
    Favourite Film Wanted
    Favourite Music Classical
    Favourite Food Steak
    Primary School Queen’s Boys Junior
    Secondary School Queen’s College
    Tertiary Education UOFS

  11. avatar
    September 10, 2010 at 4:01 am
    Liebenberg must injured too?

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