Bok boost for Western Province
SQUAD UPDATE: A few Springboks returned to training for Western Province on Monday.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and utility back Dillyn Leyds were at the High Performance Centre in Bellville on Monday as Province prepares for their big Currie Cup Round Three clash against the Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday.
Kolisi has been out of action since suffering a knee injury in the latter stages of this season’s Super Rugby tournament.
The 28-year-old, who has been with the Bok squad over the last few weeks, returned to Cape Town while his Bok teammates travelled to New Zealand to take on the All Blacks in Wellington on Saturday.
“Siya looks good and he brings good energy to the group and he always plays a role, so he will be involved in our meetings and we will only find out later if he will be available,” said Western Province assistant coach Dawie Snyman.
“We will have to find out by the Springbok medical team on what their plans are and how much game time he [Kolisi] will get with us.”
Leyds was released from the Bok squad after he was an unused reserve during the Springboks’ match against the Wallabies in Johannesburg.
Province also have wing Sergeal Petersen back training with them. However, there is still uncertainty about his availability for the match against the Lions.
John Dobson’s side are coming off a 27-32 defeat to the Sharks in Durban.
Province are currently third in the Currie Cup standings behind first-placed Griquas and the second-placed Free State Cheetahs.