WP make shock change at 12

 Oct 24,2012
Written by: Editor

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has made just one change to his starting XV for Saturday's Currie Cup Final against the Sharks in Durban. 

Damian de Allende comes into the side at inside centre, trading places with Marcel Brache who drops to the bench.

Deon Fourie remains at openside flank and will captain the side in the absence of Jean de Villiers.

Coetzee is confident De Allende will do well against the 2010 champions.

"They have got a powerful team and I think Marcel (Brache) will do a job off the bench and we will probably be needing his experience in the last couple of minutes of the game," he explained.

"We have got to front up physically and I think Damien (de Allende) is the right choice.

"He is quite a good ball-carrier, he has got explosive pace, he is quite big and tall and he has got good core skills as well."

Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Juan de Jongh, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Bryan Habana, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Nic Groom, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Don Armand, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Deon Carstens, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Louis Schreuder, 21 Marcel Brache, 22 Joe Pietersen.

Date: Saturday, October 27
Venue: Kings Park, Durban
Kick-off:  17.00 (15.00 GMT)
Referee: Jaco Peyper 



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