Province all fit for final

Western Province have been given a clean bill of health ahead of their Currie Cup final at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Although outside centre Johnny Kotze did take a knock to the knee in last weekend's semi-final against the Vodacom Blue Bulls, he is expected to be given the all-clear this week.

Captain Juan de Jongh had to sit out Monday's training with a sore intercostal muscle, but he will also be fine for Saturday's title decider.

Coach John Dobson said De Jongh's influence could not be underestimated.

'He brings a lot of energy and belief to this group. At the start of our campaign he came up with the slogan of “back-to-back” … back-to-back Currie Cups, back-to-back scores, back-to-back performances … so, I am not worried. In fact, I would go as far as describing this group of players as desperate. There’s a great desire to go out there and win it.'

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