Western Province rested the Currie Cup’s top tri-scorer at the eighth Evan Ruth, and Hatchbody Mani returned to Kimberley to play against Griquaz.
Dayimani for Roos
Roos was impressive with the ball in his hand and did more than his fair share in Loose, while giving the Western Province enough yards. He is one of the breakout stars in this Currie Cup, but Dayimani is a capable successor.
Western coach John Dobson made five changes to the forward pack from the side who saw off the Lions in the middle of the week, but the inclusion of Juan de Jongh in the center is to the first backline. This is the only change.
Nama Zaba comes to the side and forms a new loose trio with Johan du Toit and Daimani.
In the front row, Saji Sandy and Quenzo Bros squeeze both sides of Hooker’s Andre Hugo Venter.
The Western Province is in contact with the second-ranked shark, which has a log advantage of 5 points over the men in the Cape. Dobson’s men will be wary that the chase pack is hot just two points behind Puma and his host Grikuaz.
Prior to the match, Dobson claimed that his team knew the importance of kicking when the Currie Cup was nearing the end of the business.
“We needed some changes because of the fast turnaround between games, but we’re bringing quality players back to the side and looking forward to what they can do.
“It will be a real challenge to a good team, but we will accept it and give it everything we have for the next 80 minutes,” he said.
Western team confronting Griquas
Western Province: 15 Warrick Gelant, 14 Sergale Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Juan de Jongh, 11 Edwill van der Melwe, 10 Tim Swiel, 9 Godren Mashimura, 8 Hajiba Daimani, 7 Johann Du Toy, 6 Nama Zaba, 5 David Meichzen, 4 Ernstvanlin (Captain), 3 Saji Sandy, 2 Andre Hugo Venter, 1 Quenzo Bros.
Alternatives (from): 16 JJ Kotze, 17 Dian Bleuler, 18 Neethling Fouche, 19 Simon Miller, 20 Marcel Theunissen, 21 Deon Fourie, 22 Paul de Wet, 23 Cornel Smit, 24 Dan du Plessis, 25 Tristan Leyds
Western Province Rests Currie Cup Top Tri-Scorer for Visit to Kimberley
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