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Herewith the two teams for this weekend’s Currie Cup Premier Division Final at Mr Price Kings Park, Durban.




DHL Western Province:

DHL Western Province head coach Allister Coetzee has named his team for Saturday’s 2012 Absa Currie Cup Final against the Sharks at Mr Price Kings Park in Durban (17:00 SA Time).

Coetzee has made just one change to the starting line-up that beat the Golden Lions 21-16 in last Saturday’s dramatic semifinal, with Damian de Allende and Marcel Brache trading places – De Allende starting in the No.12 jersey and Brache dropping to the bench for the final.

“They have got a powerful team and I think Marcel (Brache) will do a job off the bench and we will probably be needing his experience in the last couple of minutes of the game,” explained Coetzee.

“We have got to front up physically and I think Damien (de Allende) is the right choice.

“He is quite a good ball-carrier, he has got explosive pace, he is quite big and tall and he has got good core skills as well.”

Flank Deon Fourie will captain the team, with six Under-21 players in the matchday 22 and six Test Springboks and one Canadian international in the squad.

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Don Armand, 6 Deon Fourie (Captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff
Replacements: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Marcel Brache, 22 Joe Pietersen.


The Sharks

The Sharks’ match day 22 to take on Western Province in the Absa Currie Cup Final on Saturday at Mr Price KINGS PARK features a mix of those who have done duty all season as well as returning Springboks.

In all, coach John Plumtree has selected eight current and recent Springboks in the starting line-up (add Craig Burden to that list as an unused member of the Springbok squad) with a further four named on the bench in a show of force from the Durban side.

It was a point of interest just how the returning Springboks would be reintegrated back into the competition at the conclusion of the Castle Rugby Championship, with the likes of Western Province and the Blue Bulls throwing all of theirs straight back into duty as they faced more pressure in the final rounds, while The Sharks had the luxury of being picky whilst rewarding the players who had taken The Sharks this far.

“The squad is all together now, we have been for a couple weeks, so there were fewer selection headaches for me,” Plumtree explains. “We do feel for the players that are left out, that makes it hard on those who went through the whole campaign. And might not be involved.”

He adds that there have been lessons learned from the past, although their situation did ease the pressure to play the Springboks where they might have been better coming back into the side slowly.

“Definitely, it was something we focussed on and made easier by the position we were in,” he points out. “With the format as it is, with six teams and relegation involved, the pressure was on those sides in that relegation zone to play their bigger names.”

For this match, Plumtree has retained the same backline from last week’s semi-final with rotational changes amongst the forwards. Willem Alberts starts with Jean Deysel replacing him on the bench while Steven Sykes returns for a start after his recovery from injury (which had him playing off the bench last week).

In the front row, Craig Burden switches with Kyle Cooper with Dale Chadwick the unfortunate one to miss out. Odwa Ndungane will add further experience off the bench after returning from injury.

With home ground advantage, The Sharks have been instilled as favourites, with Western Province themselves happy to take the underdog tag. “It’s a way of deflecting pressure away from themselves for them to call us the favourites,” Plumtree says. “They’ll have their own expectations and they will be coming here to win, I am not buying into that.

“They are good enough to be here at this point, we respect that and we will go full out at them and they will be doing the same with us.”

Sharks: 15 Louis Ludik, 14 JP Pietersen, 13 Paul Jordaan, 12 Tim Whitehead, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Pat Lambie, 9 Cobus Reinach, 8 Keegan Daniel (Captain), 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Marcell Coetzee, 5 Anton Bresler, 4 Steven Sykes, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Craig Burden, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.
Replacements: 16 Kyle Cooper, 17 Wiehahn Herbst, 18 Jandre Marais, 19 Jean Deysel, 20 Charl McLeod, 21 Meyer Bosman, 22 Odwa Ndungane.


Date: Saturday 27 October
Venue:  Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off: 17:00 SA Time (15:00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Stefan Breytenbach
TMO: Johann Meuwesen

179 Responses to Currie Cup: Teams for the FINAL (27 October)

  • 151

    OK, over to a page where we have no videos to slow us down

  • 152

    OK, now I’m over to a FULLY UNCAPPED (no holds barred) internet situation here at my office, fastest line available in SA for my area…. nou gaan julle kak… julle gaan my nie sien loop nie, julle gaan my sien hol!


  • 153

    @ ashley:

    My reply to you is Censored Overjoy
    after I Beaten-up you up :lol:

  • 154

    @ grootblousmile:
    Nice stuff smiles. How fast is your connection now? Mine’s 100Mb/s ;)

  • 155

    154 @ The_Young_Turk:
    Arghhhhh, fark you…. you lucky European Internet Abuser!


    Eishhh, for the day we have those kinds of speeds here in SA!

  • 156

    sharks @ 153
    ons gattie vloer met julle vee, julle blerrie sandhaaie!!
    komaan province
    moer hulle!!!
    yeeeeeehaaaa!! Caveman

  • 157

    156 @ ashley:
    hahaha. Good one Ash… LOL

  • 158

    tried to start a fight on here this morning
    got a bit busy!! Tears
    to my fellow wp supporters: geniet d game, o’s gat hulle moer!!
    to the sharks supporters: flokkof!!! julle is net soe onnosel soes julle coach!!!
    to everyone else: julle teams issi inni final nie, so there!! Tounge-Out

    anyway guys
    thats it for me for this weekend
    have a good one (even if your team lose, like the sharks will do!!!)

  • 159

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  • 160

    rudi kannie my ske-e-llie
    want ek issi oppi site nie!!

  • 161

    @ ashley:
    Kak man , jy was noe besig nie, jy het net jou poephol geknyp and jouself beskuit uit bangeit oor wat jy gese het toe moes jy jou gaan skoonmaak :lol: Bleerie WEEPEE hit and run artist :lol:

  • 162

    Ashley kom hiernatoe, ek gaan op jou tone staan , dan spatel jy jouself in n koma in Overjoy Overjoy Overjoy

  • 163

    160 @ ashley:
    Ek kan jou miskien nie skel nie…. maar ek kan jou comment edit!


  • 164

    where would you find a WEPPEE supporter with a Cc Trophy??

    In die begrafplaas

  • 165

    162 @ Sharks_forever:
    Steek sy hare aan die brand, dan slaan hy homself dood!


  • 166

    @ grootblousmile:

    Hy verstaan nie mooi nie :lol:

  • 168

    @ grootblousmile:

    I told Patrick Cilliers this morning on twitter that he needs to have himself some steel undies made as he is moving to cape town, But also warned as to the kind of lock on it, they have BALL cutters (excuse the pun)

  • 169

    Sipho and Jonas are both beggers at several highway off ramps.
    Sipho drives a merc, lives in a mortgage-free house in Sandton,
    and has a lot of money to spend.
    Jonas only brings in R20 to R30 a day.
    Jonas ask Sipho how he manages to bring home a suitcase full of R10 notes every day.
    Sipho says; look at your sign, it says , “I have no work, a wife and six kids to support.”
    South Africans who see that do not feel as if they accomplish anythings by giving you money.
    You will have no job and a large family.
    Now look at my sign,
    So Jonas looks, and Sipho’s sign reads,
    “I only need another R10 to move back to Zimbabwe”

  • 171

    A stormer supporters story untold before…… :lol:

    Thabiso and Tsunami wanted to go out drinking, but they only had R2.00 between them. Thabiso said, “Hang on, I have an idea.”

    He went to the butcher shop next door and came out with one large sausage.

    Tsunami said, “Are you crazy? Now we don’t have any money left at all”.

    Thabiso replied, “Don’t worry just follow me”.

    They went into a pub where Thabiso immediately ordered two double shots of Jack Daniels.

    Tsunami said, “Now you have lost it. Do you know how much trouble we will be in? We haven’t any money to pay for this!”

    Thabiso replied with a smile, “Don’t worry I have a plan.Cheers!”

    They downed their drinks.

    Thabiso said “Ok, I’ll stick the sausage through my zipper and you get down on your knees and put it in your mouth.” Said and done, the barman noticed them, went berserk, and threw them out.

    They continued this, bar after bar, getting more and moredrunk, all for free.

    At the tenth bar, Tsunami said, “Thabiso – I don’t think I can do this anymore.

    My mouth is sore and my knees are killing me!”


  • 172

    Re: Capie Jokes

    True story, names and places have been changed to protect the innocent (me) involved!

    Two “Bergies” decide that their mate’s snooring, at night under cardboard in the quarry near the noon-day gun on Signal Hill is really getting them down, so they will kill him by cutting of his head.

    After a night of heavy drinking they finishing the job and role the head behind the nearest Protea Bush and as they “slinger” away the one full of giggles says to the other, “More oggend gaan Gatiep darem blerrie lekka vir sy kop soek hoor”.


  • 173

    The fruit seller walks up to the car and says:
    “Peske, Peske. Lekke peskes. Net vyf rand virrie laanie.”
    The guy in the car says: “Is hulle soet?”
    The fruit seller says: “Dja menee, kyk hoe stil sit hulle!!”

  • 174

    Re: Capie Jokes

    Lanie vra vir Gatiep:
    “Gatiep, wat vra jy vir daai hoenner?”
    Gatiep antwoord:
    “Ek vra hom f@koll, wil djy hom iets vra?”

  • 175

    Re: Capie Jokes

    Gatiepie is busy painting the Goue Akker (Golden Acre) in the center of Cape Town when his friend Salie walks by with a Matchbox in his hand.

    Gatiep, Jy wat het jy in daai matchbox?
    Salie, Jy, ek het ‘n horsefly innie box
    Gatiep, En wat maak jy met die horsefly innie box?
    Salie, aa jy wiet mos ek gaan hom omruil vir ‘n horse. Will jy nie saam kom nie?
    Gatiep, aa jys laf man.

    Later that afternoon Salie returns leading a horse. Gatiep cannot believe his eyes.
    A day or two later. Gatiep spots Salie heading his way with a brown paper bag.

    Gatiep, Jy Salie wat het jy daar in daai sak?
    Salie, Ek het ‘n bullfrog
    Gatiep, En wat maak jy met die bullfrog?
    Salie, aa jy wiet mos ek gaan hom omruil vir ‘n bul. Will jy nie saam kom nie?
    Gatiep, Ni jy’s laf man.

    Later that day Salie returns leading a large Brahman Bull by the nose. Gatiep krap sy kop en gaan aan met die verf.
    A day or two later Gatiep is still on the ladder when he spots Salie with a bunch of flowers.

    Gatiep, Jy waar gaan jy gevreit koop met daai bos blomme.
    Salie, aa man dis Tiger Lillies ek gaan hulle omruil vir ‘n Tiger. Will jy nie saam kom?
    Gatiep, Nooitie man jy kan mos nie ‘n tiger kry vir ‘n bos lilies.

    Later on Salie returns pushing a cage with a tiger in it. Gatiep is lost for words.
    The weekend goes by and Monday Gatiep is back up the ladder painting when Salie approaches carrying a box.

    Gatiep, Jy Salie nie jy al weer met daai omruil stories, wat het jy in daai box?
    Salie, my bru ek het ‘n pussycat in die box.
    Gatiep, Salie! wag jy net daar, die keer kom ek saam.

  • 176

    Waar is jy gebore?

    Innie Kaap my master.

    So…? Watter deel?

    My hele lyf is da gebore, net my valstande ko uit Jo’burg.

  • 177

    One morning Gatiep hit Meraai on her bum and said :
    “Ou Dikkes, if you firm this up, we could get rid of the Bloomer nê!”

    Next morning Gatiep pinched her breast and said:
    “Ou Dikkes, if you firm this up, we could get rid of your bra nê!!”

    So Meraai grabbed him by his willy and said:
    “Djy weet ou Slappes, if you firm this up, we could get rid of the Postman, the Garderner, the plumber, the mechanic and tjou broer….. Ne!!!!!!”

  • 178

    One day, Gamat was driving his Cortina XLE down Voortrekker Road,
    blaasing Michael Jackson numbers when he saw his bra, Waanie,
    driving a brand new M3. Gamat pulled up next to him with so a moerse
    smile so that all his gold teeth showed.
    He asks :”Waanie my broe, where did you chase this vark BM, it look jags
    my broe!
    “Moena gave it to me” Waanie says.
    “She gave it to you! I knew that kin smaak you dik, but a new vark
    “Jaa my broe, lemme wys you gou the nommer:
    We were driving on a gravel road, in the middle of nowhere.
    She parked the car, jumped out, rik off all her clothes and shouted:
    “Waanie, take whatever you want ”.
    I tjek mos “SALLLLUTE” so I took the car!
    “Jarrre Waanie, you mos k@k slim! Her clothes would mos never have
    fitted you!

  • 179


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