Province name youthful squad
- 01 Aug 2014
Western Province's Currie Cup squad includes seven players who are still eligible for the U21 team.
Sti Sithole, Jean Kleyn, Jurie van Vuuren, Sikhumbuzo Notshe and Robert du Preez are all uncapped at Currie Cup level, while Cheslin Kolbe already has Currie Cup and Super Rugby experience.
Injured players Steven Kitshoff and Ryno Eksteen will take no part in the Currie Cup.
Kenya wing William Ambaka Ndayara has been named in the group along with Dillyn Leyds who is set to return to Cape Town from the Force.
Western Province will get their Currie Cup campaign underway against the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth next Friday.
The WP captain will be announced on Monday.
WP Currie Cup squad – Justin Ackerman, Willy Ambaka, Ruan Botha, Manuel Carizza, Nizaam Carr, Demetri Catrakilis, Pat Cilliers, Stephan Coetzee, Kurt Coleman, Damian De Allende, Juan De Jongh, Jean De Villiers, Robert Du Preez, Rynhardt Elstadt, Eben Etzebeth, Tazz Fuzani, Gerbrandt Grobler, Nic Groom, Brok Harris, Pat Howard, Oliver Kebble, Rohan Kitshoff, Jean Kleyn, Cheslin Kolbe, Siya Kolisi, Dillyn Leyds, Tiaan Liebenberg, Frans Malherbe, Godlen Masimla, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Siya Ntubeni, Neil Rautenbach, Michael Rhodes, Louis Schreuder, Seabelo Senatla, Sti Sithole, Rayn Smid, De Kock Steenkamp, Jaco Taute, Michael van der Spuy, Chevandre van Schoor, Jurie van Vuuren, Kobus van Wyk, Alistair Vermaak, Duane Vermeulen, Michael Willemse, Devon Williams.
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