Coetzee keeps the faith
Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has named an unchanged line-up for Saturday's Currie Cup Final against the Sharks in Cape Town.
Captain Deon Fourie has overcome a neck injury and will lead the team into battle, with Springbok skipper Jean de Villiers once again serving as the team's vice-captain.
De Villiers will start in the No.13 jersey in what will also be his 50th match for Western Province. Juan de Jongh has been named on the bench, as he was in last week's semi-final win over the Golden Lions.
"Being at Newlands is fantastic and great, but there are no guarantees," said Coetzee.
"We have to be even better than last Saturday (in the semi-final) against the Lions. We have to start better and we have to stay in it for 80 minutes.
We don't want to be in a situation in a final where you take so long to work yourself back and get your dominance back."
Western Province: 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 Jean de Villiers, 12 Damian de Allende, 11 Cheslin Kolbe, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Siya Kolisi, 6 Deon Fourie (captain), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Pat Cilliers, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Replacements: 16 Frans Malherbe, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Michael Rhodes, 19 Schalk Burger, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Juan de Jongh.
Date: Saturday, October 26
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Kick-off: 17:30 (15.30 GMT)
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan
Assistant referees: Christie du Preez, Stefan Breytenbach
Television match official: Deon van Blommestein