Two Boks make the WP cut

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 11:38

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Two Springboks have been rushed back by Western Province coach ahead of their final league game of the Currie Cup season.

Province travel to Durban on Saturday to take on the table-topping Sharks.

Utility back Dillyn Leyds and prop Wilco Louw are the two Boks returning to the WP starting XV.

Both players featured for the Springboks against the All Blacks in an epic Test match at Newlands last week, but are back in the blue and white hoops this week as Province look to secure a semifinal place.

Louw is at tighthead prop, alongside Mbongeni Mbonambi and Jacobus Janse van Rensburg in the front row.

Leyds features on the wing, with Ruhan Nel moving to inside centre to partner Huw Jones in midfield.

The only other change to the starting line-up sees Jaco Coetzee on the flank for the coastal derby.

Province coach John Dobson said that his team will be going all out to secure a play-off place.

"We know that we need to raise our game as a team this weekend and the players will be going  flat out to deliver the result," Dobson said.

"It will be a major challenge to go to Durban, but one that we have embraced as a team," he said.

Western Province: 15 Damian Willemse, 14 Seabelo Senatla, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Ruhan Nel, 11 Dillyn Leyds, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Dewaldt Duvenage, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Cobus Wiese, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 John Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (captain), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Mbongeni Mbonambi, 1 Jacobus Janse van Rensburg.
Replacements: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Jan de Klerk, 19 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 20 Justin Phillips, 21 Werner Kok, 22 EW Viljoen.

Date: Saturday, October 14
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 15.00 (13.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry, Archie Sehlako
TMO: Willie Vos

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