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Province call on Boks


  • 12 Oct 2017
WP prop Wilco Louw WP prop Wilco Louw

Springbok duo Wilco Louw and Dillyn Leyds have been selected in Western Province’s run-on XV for their match against the Sharks at Kings Park on Saturday.

Coach John Dobson has made three changes to his side, with Leyds starting on the right wing. To accommodate Leyds' inclusion, Ruhan Nel shifts from wing to inside centre, with EW Viljoen dropping to the bench.

Louw, who made his Test debut against the All Blacks at Newlands last weekend, will start at tighthead prop.

The only other change to the side sees Jaco Coetzee return at openside flank ahead of Kobus van Dyk.

Dobson said that his team will be going all out to secure a semi-final berth.

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

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 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl (c), 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Bongi Mbonambi, 1 JC Janse van Rensburg.
Subs: 16 Ramone Samuels, 17 Caylib Oosthuizen, 18 Jan de Klerk, 19 Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 20 Justin Phillips, 21 Werner Kok, 22 EW Viljoen.

Photo: Carl Fourie/Gallo Images

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