First SF: WP 33, Golden Lions 16



Western Province got the tag through the media this week as the outright favourites to win this week and defend their Currie Cup they won last year as well. This is a dangerous way of going into any play-off game.

The Lions is a quality side that can rip through any side and will have a great change to take the game at Newlands today. Two years back the Lions just did that when they beat full strength Western province and Bulls teams to claim the Currie Cup and they certainly can do the same today.

This should  be a cracker :support:


Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jean de Villiers, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Frans Malherbe, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Schalk Burger, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Juan de Jongh.

Golden Lions: 15 Marnitz Boshoff, 14 Chrysander Botha, 13 Lionel Mapoe, 12 Andries Coetzee, 11 Anthony Volmink, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Warren Whiteley, 7 Derick Minnie (captain), 6 Jaco Kriel, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Willie Wepener, 1 CJ van der Linde.
Replacements: 16 Robbie Coetzee, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Julian Redelinghuys, 19 Willie Britz, 20 Warwick Tecklenburg, 21 Tian Meyer, 22 Robert de Bruyn.

Date: Saturday, October 19
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 14.30 (12.30 GMT)
Expected weather: Sunny with a moderate south-easterly wind. High of 22°C and a low of 12°C
Referee: Marius Jonker
Assistant Referees: Jason Jaftha, Marc van Zyl
TMO: Shaun Veldsman

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  1. With putting pressure on the Golden Lions for the last 10 min, WP score in the corner through wing Barry.

    U/21 Score Update: WP 19, Golden Lions 20 and that is Half time for the First O/21 Semi-Final at Newlands

  2. Awesome!

    Was struggling to get a decent online feed for this game… happened to see if the UFC weigh-ins were on Foxpsorts… and hey presto… CC semi’s on Fox!!!!

  3. Obvious that Jonker has a few quid on Lions winning this. Will refer EVERY try of WP. And lions allowed to do whatever they want on the ground

  4. Halftime score: WP 18, Lions 9

    WP looks like a team that can score from anywhere today. Lions just making some unforced errors on attack. If they can hold on to the ball longer they can score more points.