Unchanged WP for Lions clash

Western Province have stuck with the team that beat the Blue Bulls for Saturday's top-of-the-log Currie Cup match against the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Hookers Tiaan Liebenberg (back) and Scarra Ntubeni (calf muscle) remain sidelined, meaning Stephan Coetzee continues in the No 2 jersey with Neil Rautenbach again warming the bench.

'The Lions represent a big test for us as they’re not scared to have a go with ball in hand, even from their own goalline,' said coach Allister Coetzee. 'I’d say they’re the overall favourites in the Currie Cup. They’re the pace-setters, they have a good set piece and, like I said, they’re not scared to attack from anywhere.'

WP will be looking for a third consecutive win having beaten the EP Kings 35-16 in PE and the Blue Bulls 41-17 at Newlands.

Western Province – 15 Cheslin Kolbe, 14 Kobus van Wyk, 13 Juan de Jongh (c), 12 Michael van der Spuy, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Nizaam Carr, 7 Michael Rhodes, 6 Siya Kolisi, 5 Manuel Carizza, 4 Jean Kleyn, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Stephan Coetzee, 1 Alistair Vermaak.
Subs: 16 Neil Rautenbach, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Ruan Botha, 19 Rynhardt Elstadt, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Jaco Taute.

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Simon Borchardt