Cheslin Kolbe fit for Lions game
Western Province fullback, Cheslin Kolbe, has been declared fit for Saturday’s game against the Golden Lions at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg.
Kolbe injured his knee during last week’s Currie Cup match against the Eastern Province Kings, however, he was told that he could participate in Saturday’s game on Thursday morning.
"Cheslin's knee has come through nicely so we're pleased he'll take up the fullback position against the Lions on Saturday,” coach Allister Coetzee said.
"One of the pleasing aspects of Cheslin being fit, is that we can keep changes to a minimum."
Kurt Coleman will be returning to the Stormers team this weekend after being injured for three weeks, he has been warming the bench while Demetri Catrakilis took his position as flyhalf.
"We brought in Kurt as a matter of rotation in the flyhalf position and we now have a situation where both players can stay sharp.
"Kurt has started at flyhalf in the Super Rugby season and now the two players can push each other for a starting place. Kurt's game is improving as his confidence grows."
On Saturday, scrumhalf Louis Schreuder will run out onto the field for his 50th Western Province cap.
Western Province team:
15. Cheslin Kolbe, 14. Kobus van Wyk, 13. Juan de Jongh (captain), 12. Jaco Taute, 11. Pat Howard, 10. Kurt Coleman, 9. Louis Schreuder, 8. Nizaam Carr, 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Siya Kolisi, 5. Ruan Botha, 4. Jean Kleyn, 3. Pat Cilliers, 2. Stephan Coetzee, 1. Alistair Vermaak
16. Scarra Ntubeni, 17. Brok Harris, 18. Manuel Carizza, 19. Sikhumbuzo Notshe, 20. Godlen Masimla, 21. Demetri Catrakilis, 22. Justin Geduld
Photo caption: Cheslin Kolbe fit for the game against the Lions. Photo courtesy of www.rugby365.com
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