DHL WP 27, Xerox Golden Lions 14

August 23, 2014
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WP vs Lions

Billed as the game of the weekend and rightly so, both the WP and Lions have thrilled so far this season bagging the full complement of points that were on offer.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has named an unchanged squad from the one that made light work of the Bulls last weekend and he would have been pleased at not having an injury list long as Eben Etzebeth’s arm for a change, Nizaam Carr and and Siya Kolisi were in some scintillating form last week but will be up against an entirely different beast this weekend.

Johan Ackerman has lost his captain Warren Whiteley to Springbok duty but one gets the feel that this Lions team is about the collective rather than the individual, the loose trio of Britz, Tecklenburg and Minnie will set out to make it a long afternoon for the home side using their blend of speed and ferocious contesting at the breakdown. The Lions seem more comfortable and settled with their game plan than their hosts and hold the edge in that regard.

Expect the game to be played at a blinding pace even though the last few days the Cape has experienced some heavy rainfall.

Western Province – 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (c), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Ruan Botha, 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Jaco Taute.

Golden Lions – 15 Andries Coetzee, 14 Lionel Mapoe, 13 Stokkies Hanekom, 12 Harold Vorster, 11 Ruan Combrinck, 10 Jaco van der Walt, 9 Ross Cronje, 8 Willie Britz, 7 Warwick Tecklenburg, 6 Derick Minnie (c), 5 Franco Mostert, 4 MB Lusaseni, 3 Ruan Dreyer, 2 Robbie Coetzee, 1 Schalk van der Merwe.
Subs: 16 Armand van der Merwe, 17 Jacques van Rooyen, 18 Martin Muller, 19 Jaco Kriel, 20 Guy Cronje, 21 Kwagga Smith, 22 Howard Mnisi.

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51 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    This should be a good one

  2. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Very good scrambling defence from WP

  3. avatar DavidS says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Lions U21 50
    WP U21 19

    Waar bly die baba WPs?

    Hulle bly stil…

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Both teams feeling out each other

  5. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:15 pm

    @DavidS: That’s the Problem

  6. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Great defence from lions

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    TRY TIME!! van Wyk over for WP

  8. avatar DavidS says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    But that’s all the Lions will have going for them…

  9. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    Seems like Lions expected WP to keep it to the forwards…

  10. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    That is 7-0 lead for WP

  11. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    TRY TIME!!! Van Wyk again

  12. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Great play from van Wyk after an awful kick to clear their line

  13. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    WP lead now 14-0 after 17 min

  14. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Lions making too many mistakes when they are in WP half..

  15. avatar DavidS says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:26 pm

    As I suggested the Lions would not have the shooting stuff in the backline but their scrums and rucks would be good.

  16. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    @DavidS: They have a brilliant scrum

  17. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    WP lineouts is bad

  18. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Some Brilliant play from Senatla and De Jong

  19. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Score Update: WP 14 Lions 0 after 27 min

  20. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Lions all over WP in scrums

  21. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Penalty for Lions and they can get their first points in the game

  22. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Over Lions on the board and WP lead now 14-3

  23. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Great defence from WP

  24. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    TRY TIME!!! Lions Coetzee the man over the line

  25. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Score Update: WP 14 Lions 8

  26. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    That’s halftime WP lead 14-8

  27. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Second half to start at Newlands

  28. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Lions start well, WP does not look like they want to play with the ball…Lions have a great change to win this one

  29. avatar DavidS says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Poor call by Lions at end of 1st half to go for the lineout and not the scrum. Could have scored a penalty try with ease. Cilliers is kakking

  30. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    Penalty from scrum against Pat and Lions get change for points

  31. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:03 pm

    OVER and Lions get 3 points WP lead 14-11

  32. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Lions kicking game is great tonight

  33. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    WP gets a rare penalty as they decided it is time to play a bit with the ball

  34. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Penalty kick over and WP lead now 17-11 after 45 min

  35. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    WP with another penalty and they kick for line

  36. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    Bad call from ref on a so called high tackle

  37. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Lions going for points….OVER!! WP lead 17-14

  38. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    Penalty WP and they go for points…OVER WP lead 20-14

  39. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    WP on attack in Lions 22 after a high tackle from lions on Carr

  40. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    Minnie spoiling the party with a great turnover on their own line

  41. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Carr of with blood

  42. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    Coleman on at 10 for WP

  43. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    WP looks tired

  44. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Lions going for corner

  45. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Great defence from WP and force penalty on their line

  46. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    TRY TIME WP Jaco Taute the man over but great break from Coleman

  47. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    WP take the lead to 27-14

  48. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Coleman having an impact since he came on

  49. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:42 pm

    WP will keep their unbeaten record in this years Currie Cup

  50. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Why would you kick the ball away

  51. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    August 23rd, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    WP win the game 27-14

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