Carr out for the Currie Cup finals?


DHL Western Province Stormers coach, Allister Coetzee, has said he hopes that loose-forward, Nizaam Carr, will be available for the ABSA Currie Cup final game against the Xerox Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday.

Carr had walked off the field during the Stormers game against the Vodacom Blue Bulls over the weekend, when Western Province beat the Bulls 31-23 in their semi-final match.

He had sustained a hip injury within the first 18 minutes of the game, shaking his head as he left the field after realising the seriousness of his injury.

According to the Cape Times, Carr got an injection in his hip and underwent a scan on Sunday, with doctors saying they have positive results.

Whether he plays in the final against the Lions, all depends on how he responds to the treatment.

“The way he's played throughout the season, it would be sad if he can't make the final,” Coetzee said.

“We are all holding thumbs for Nizaam, but if he is not ready, [Sikhumbuzo] Notshe would easily step into his place.”

Notshe produced a strong play against the Bulls on Saturday and will likely do well in the Number 8 position if Carr is unavailable.

Good news for the men from Cape Town is that fullback, Jaco Taute, will be returning for the final game after missing the semi-final against the Bulls due to a rib injury.


Photo caption: Western Province coach, Allister Coetzee, is proud of his team after they beat the Blue Bulls over the weekend. Photo courtesy of