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DHL Western Province and the Vodacom Blue Bulls did battle in the ABSA Currie Cup Premier Division Semi-Final at

Newlands, Cape Town at 17:00 SA Time (15:00 GMT).

This was the live match discussion Article.

The match was broadcast LIVE on SuperSport 1 & M-Net on TV in SA.




  • Penalties – Demetri Catrakilis (3)
  • Drop Goals – Demetri Catrakilis (1)
  • Tries – Cheslin Kolbe (2), Nic Groom (1)
  • Conversions – Demetri Catrakilis (2)

Blue Bulls:

  • Penalties – Jacques-Louis Potgieter (3)
  • Drop Goals – 0
  • Tries – Dean Greyling (1), Callie Visagie (1)
  • Conversions – Jacques-Louis Potgieter (1), Handré Pollard (1)


DHL Western Province
Vodacom Blue Bulls
18 October at 17:00
  • Team: 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (Captain), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Demetri Catrakilis , 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Rynhardt Elstadt, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 1 Alistair Vermaak
  • Replacements: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Oli Kebble, 18 Brok Harris, 19 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 EW Villjoen
  • Team: 15 Ulrich Beyers, 14 Akona Ndungane, 13 William Small-Smith, 12 Handré Pollard, 11 Bjorn Basson, 10 Jacques-Louis Potgieter, 9 Rudy Paige, 8 Jono Ross, 7 Jacques du Plessis, 6 Deon Stegmann (Captain), 5 Grant Hattingh, 4 Paul Willemse, 3 Werner Kruger, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 Dean Greyling
  • Replacements: 16 Callie Visagie, 17 Marcel van der Merwe, 18 Nicolaas Janse van Rensburg, 19 Wiaan Liebenberg, 20 Piet van Zyl, 21 Sampie Mastriet, 22 Jesse Kriel

Expected weather: Sunny and clear. High of 25, low of 15. Wind 20 km/h
Referee: Lesego Legoete
Assistant Referees: Marius Jonker, Linston Manuels
TMO: Deon van Blommestein

624 Responses to Currie Cup Semi-Final: DHL Western Province vs Vodacom Blue Bulls – Live Game Article

  • 601

    600: ja-nee wragtig, hoeveel kanse soek hul nou nog om op te vang ?

    Ons weet almal, veral die Pap Wiele ouens van die Kaap dat die 32 CB’s wat hul gewen het, dat 20 van hulle was toe die Bulle nie bestaan het nie, en toe daar net so 3 of 4 spanne CB gespeel het van 1890 tot 1910.

    CB en regte rugby het eers begin in SA, toe die Bulle unie gestig is ….. feite.


  • 602

    It is not the Currie Cup of old when the country’s finest talent played and domestic rivalries were of Test match proportions.

    Is nie mal oor die skrywer nie, maar dit is waar …..

    The competition will always be romanced because of its history but like the Bulls of this year, history must not be confused with reality. Super Rugby – and not the Currie Cup – is the measure of SA’s provincial strength.

    The Currie Cup allows us to feel good about our rugby, whereas Super Rugby’s too frequent failures lets us feel disheartened. Enjoy Saturday because this is one final a New Zealand team can’t win.

  • 603

    Sien Joubert is ref vir CB finaal.

    PROvince is een van die lynregters, en blaas die 0/21 finaal … so PW is ten minste verseker van een beker komende Saterdag …


  • 604

    @ Gena_ZA:
    Het jy al Shadow of Mordor gesien? amazing game

  • 605

    MacroBlouBul wrote:

    @ Ben-die-Bul:
    haha ons gee die ander spanne 40 jaar kans om in te haal, so nice is ons.


    Nice??? – nooit!

    Sjoe – het die Bulle net soos die Israeliete die Druiwe-vallei (die WP) gaan besigtig maar hul nie daar gaan vestig nie (nie vanjaar daar gewen nie) & nou moet hulle vir 40 jaar rondswerf in die woestyn (laer posisies in die Curriebeker & in SuperRugby vul sonder om enige trofee te verower)?

    Julle manne is darem ongenaakbaar teenoor julle span! 😀

  • 606

    Ben-die-Bul wrote:

    As iemand wie se bloubul glas halfvol is, hier is die positives wat ek vat oor die Bulle:

    8. Leeus gaan Saterdag die CB wen, so afgelope Saterdag se wen vir WP gaan niks beteken nie. Dit is net die PROvince faktor wat die Leeus kan weghou van die beker ….. ingrype van buite ….

    How can the fact that the Lions WILL win the final (according to you) be a positive for the Bulls?

    I know you are desperate to find something positive to say about the Bulls but i think you are stretching it a bit too far in this instance or you are allowing the grapes that are clearly very sour to get the better of you.

  • 607

    606: ja, ek is baie suur, suurder as ‘n suurlemoen, hehe.

    Dat die kombinasie van ons eie afrigter se dom spankeuses en wedstrydplan, asook PROvince se bydrae tot die klug die game versuur het. Dink die WP was goed genoeg om ons te klop sonder PROvince se hulp.

    Maar soos reeds genoem, op grond van die hele seisoen is die twee beste spanne in die finaal.

    Mag die beste span wen ….


  • 608

    @ Angostura:
    Julle moenie als so ernstig vat nie 😆

  • 609

    @ Ben-die-Bul:

  • 610

    @ MacroBlouBul:
    You guys will have a massive team in the U/21 final – I don’t think PRO(vince) will be able to assist us 😉

  • 611

    MacroBlouBul wrote:

    Julle moenie als so ernstig vat nie

    Geensins – ek skeer net gek

  • 612

    Vir al die nuwe Leeu ondersteuners hier bo ( en onder in die Kaapse omgewing)


  • 613

    Hey Hondo… just to show you how glibly you hand out ‘facts’ and opinions as truth…
    and for anyone who still believes you actually know what you’re talking about…

    535 @ Hondo 19 October 2014 at 17:22 SAST

    @ IAAS:
    The ARU is a powerful Union financially, and enjoys the backing of their Gov
    If they decides that JW gives them the best chance to make the RWC Semis, they will pull no stops to get him
    They did the same recently with the SR Final (Joubert, remember the ‘apology’ to the Crusaders?) and the 1st Test vs the ABs (Peyper, remember that ‘apology’ to Hansen?)

    Speaking on Channel Nine’s The Today Show, Farr-Jones believes Pulver will be having second thoughts about his decision to try and save the cash-strapped ARU when he signed on as chief executive in January 2013.
    “I think if Bill had have understood the predicament that rugby finds itself in, particularly the financial woes, I don’t think he would’ve put his hand up for the job,” said Farr-Jones.

  • 614

    ufo wrote:

    Hey Hondo… just to show you how glibly you hand out ‘facts’ and opinions as truth…
    and for anyone who still believes you actually know what you’re talking about…


    Everyone (other than cane) knows that Hondo just plays the giddy goat …

  • 615

    @ Angostura:

    what kind of an instrument is that…? 😯


  • 616

    some kind of primitive wind-bag perhaps…?

  • 617

    @ Angostura:

    Is that a reference to self abuse?


  • 619

    @ Angostura:

    A wanker then.


  • 620

    610 @ charlesm:
    didnt we bring in a bunch of seniors into the u21 team last year and we still lost?

  • 621

    @ MacroBlouBul:
    Yes you did and I’m hoping for more of the same but IMO the Bulls will be better prepared than last year.

    The only potential problem is that for some guys it is difficult to play at the same level of intensity when they “move down a league” – and some of the guys that played many of the league matches will now have to be dropped to make way for the senior players.
    I know you want your best players on the park but it isn’t always in the best interest of the team’s unity – that’s just my opinion of course.

  • 622

    @ charlesm:
    I agree 100%. id prefer the guys who got the team there to play.

  • 623

    Right eventually am out of mourning and able to say congrats WP on beating us Congratulations Not actually been in mourning all this time just enjoying some time away, taking forever to type this on tablet, catch up later in week.

  • 624

    Think it’s time the Bulls merge with the Lions, we need less of these minnows that don’t reach finals and last played good rugby in the previous decade
    Now let me go hang my PROvince jersey on a pink hanger and get outa here :mrgreen:


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