WP want to win for Jean, Schalk

October 21, 2013
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Western Province captain Deon Fourie says it would be extra special to win the Currie Cup with Jean de Villiers and Schalk Burger in the team.

The two Springbok legends were both injured when WP won the Currie Cup last year and are both yet to play in a victorious Currie Cup team.

This Saturday they will get another chance when WP host the Sharks at Newlands.

And Fourie, who was also the captain when WP broke an 11-year drought by beating the Sharks in the final in Durban last year, said they will use it as extra motivation this weekend.

“We talked about it as a team – that players of their calibre haven’t won the Currie Cup. I wouldn’t say we owe it to them, but it would be nice to one day when you’re old be able to say that you won the Currie Cup with Schalk after he was sidelined for almost two seasons,” Fourie told Die Burger’s website.

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9 Comments

  1. avatar Craven says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 11:03 am

    I know Jean would love to win the CC with WP, but I would have preferred it if he could have these two weekends off.

    I know it’s wishful thinking, but is there any chance that Heyneke would let Jean rest at home for the end of year tour?

  2. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 11:25 am

    why not – EU teams always send understrength teams to SH in June so no problem if we send the same to the NH.

    PS: To save on plain tickets just select guys already in EU – Gurthro, Chilliboy, BJ, Bakkies, jeandre, Flo, Juan Smith, Ernst Joubert, Rory, Ruan, Habana, Schalk Britz, Olivier, Mjekevu, Zane
    :whistling:

  3. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 11:40 am

    @JT_BOKBEFOK!:

    Hehe love how you slipped the Britz in at 13…

  4. avatar Boertjie says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Ja, when Jake selected an under strength
    side for EOYT he got hammered by all and
    sundry.

  5. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    @Craven:

    Why would you rest Jean for important test matches?

    The France and particularly Wales game are the most important after the All Blacks now?

    AC can rest him and he start off the bench against Scotland…

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    Resting should happen at Unions and not at National level.

    Stromers should give him extra resting time

  7. avatar DavidS says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    SARU makes HUGE money off these EOYTs so the deal with the European organisers is to select their strongest sides.

  8. avatar Craven says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    @bryce_in_oz:

    ABs are resting Conrad?

  9. avatar DavidS says:
    October 21st, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    They have an excellent rotational and resting policy. Their NH thing is they can actually take a B side and take a grand slam with ease because they properly manage their players. We just grind them into the turf till they jump ship and run for Europe or Japan.

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