CURRIE CUP FINAL PREVIEW

It is one of those curious anomalies of the Absa Currie Cup that in finals between the Sharks and the Lions (or Natal and Transvaal), the home side has never won. What are the chances of that trend continuing in one of the most evenly matched fiinals in years when the teams do battle tomorrrow in Johannesburg (5.30pm)?

Very good, one thinks, considering the perfectly timed wake-up call the Sharks received in the semi-final against the Cheetahs. The Sharks – seven RWC Boks and all – were reminded last week that pedigree means nothing in finals rugby if it is not backed up by hunger.

Their coach reminded them of this home truth in a half-time “chat” that peeled the paint off the walls of the change room and the KZN men came out and blasted the Cheetahs of the Park.

And the word from the Sharks players ever since is that they know they have to immediately gel back into that irressistible unit that blew the Bulls out of Super Rugby in the quarter-final in Pretoria earlier this year in one of the best ever Super Rugby games.

The Bulls were saying goodbye to icons including Matfield, Du Preez, Botha and Rossouw but on the day the written-off but super-charged Sharks swept all before them.

Indeed, if the Sharks get the “hunger” part right, they will more than likely win because if desire meets desire, then the Sharks’ advantage in experience and class will take care of the rest.

Interestingly, but ultimately of no real relevance on the day, Transvaal beat Natal in 1999 in Durban after having lost at Ellis Park in 1996. Natal, on the other hand, lost in Durban in 1993 but the year before had beaten Transvaal at Ellis Park.

By the same token, however, a home team has not lost a Currie Cup final since 2005, when the Bulls were shocked by the Cheetahs.

However you look at it, it is a case of an experienced, Springbok-laden Sharks side playing away from home to an in-form Lions side that has been pulling itself up by their boostraps from the the cellar of the Super 15 to the top of the Currie Cup ladder.

After so many years of humiliation, the Lions and their fans (65 000 have sold out the stadium, although a good number of those attending will be retreaded Sharks fans that gave up on the Lions years ago) have one great shot at redemption.

They will be on fire, their spirit will be burning bright, their hunger will be past ravenous … And what mood will the Sharks be in?

Again this is what the final will come down to … The Lions want this one so much it aches. The Sharks are telling themselves that they want it just as much but words count much less than the genuine ache in the belly.

At least if the Sharks lose, it will be a result that will be good for the health of South African rugby for it will be a win outside of the usual suspects, and the Lions would hopefully kick on and once again become a genuine force in South Afican rugby, which can only be good for the game in this country.

Of course, all of this is utter claptrap to Sharks and their fans on the eve of the final!

The Sharks want this one big time because it will eleveate them from being a team that occasionally wins the Currie Cup to a “championship” team that consistently wins the big games. A Sharks win would mean three wins in four years for the Durban side, and serious street cred on the national block.

And it will happen if a pack containing these Springboks names collectively fires: Bismarck and Jannie du Plessis, The Beast, Willem Alberts, Jean Deysel, Ryan Kankowski; plus the in-form Keegan Daniel and Ross Skeate.

Come to think of it, the Sharks will win comfortably.

Kick-off: 5.30pm

Referee: Mark Lawrence

Lions: 15 Jaco Taute, 14 Deon van Rensburg, 13 Doppies la Grange, 12 Alwyn Hollenbach, 11 Michael Killian, 10 Elton Jantjies, 9 Michael Bondesio, 8 Joshua Strauss (captain), 7. Michael Rhodes, 6. Derick Minnie, 5 Franco van der Merwe, 4 Wikus van Heerden, 3 Patric Cilliers, 2 Bandise Maku, 1 CJ van der Linde.

Substitutes: Martin Bezuidenhout, Jacobie Adriaanse/JC Janse van Rensburg, Warren Whiteley, Cobus Grobbelaar, Butch James, Dylan Des Fountain, James Kamana.

Sharks: 15 Patrick Lambie, 14 Odwa Ndungane, 13 Stefan Terblanche, 12 Marius Joubert, 11 JP Pietersen, 10 Frederic Michalak, 9 Conrad Hoffmann, 8 Ryan Kankowski, 7 Willem Alberts, 6 Keegan Daniel (captain), 5 Ross Skeate, 4 Jean Deysel, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Tendai Mtawarira.

Substitutes: Craig Burden, Eugene van Staden, Alistair Hargreaves, Marcell Coetzee, Ross Cronje, Adrian Jacobs, Lwazi Mvovo.

by Mike Greenaway www.iol.co.za

CAPE TOWN WON THE WORLD DESIGN CAPITAL BID FOR 2014

Cape Town has won the World Design Capital for the year 2014, ahead of fellow short-listed cities, Dublin and Bilbao. The sought-after accolade was awarded to the Mother City this morning at the International Design Alliance (IDA) Congress in Tai­pei.

Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Patricia de Lille, accepted the award on behalf of Cape Town, South Africa and the African con­tinent. Cape Town is the first African city to be named a World Design Capital. “The World Design Capital bid process and title have helped to bring different initiatives together and have made us realise that design in all its forms, when added together, creates human and city development.

“The World Design Capital designation gives cities like Cape Town additional motivation to actively think of transformative de­sign in development plans. The Cape Town Partnership started the World Design Capital bidding process over a year ago, on behalf of the City of Cape Town. A Bid Committee was tasked to frame the theme of the bid and to source content and case studies for the bid book. It included design case studies in the Stellenbosch area. On 31 March 2011 the 465-page bid book was formally submitted to the International Council for Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID) in Canada, with the theme, “Live Design. Transform Life”.

2014 will be the celebration of 20 years of democracy in South Africa, the celebration will allow for a time of reflection, to think about how far we have come as a country and a city. We will also be positioning ourselves to plan for the future. The next 20 years, and the 20 years after that, demand nothing less if we are to prosper as a city and a society and truly mature into our full potential.

“By winning the bid, this will provide the opportunity to embed design thinking into urban development planning for social and economic growth. The accolade will also enhance Cape Town’s reputation globally as being a place that is known for more than just its natural beauty.

Being named World Design Capital for 2014 is a unique opportunity for us to reposition Cape Town on the world stage as a city of innovation, creativity and caring – and to continue to foster and promote our design industries at home and abroad.”

The World Design Capital 2014 title results in a year-long programme of design-focused events that will see creative communi­ties across the globe turning to Cape Town for social, economic and cultural solutions. These connections are vital in the long-term links the city will secure with global role-players within creative industries. This win also highlights how design innovation has led to growth in the Stellenbosch area, taking the bid beyond the city’s borders to acknowledge the design assets of the region.

Extracts from the Cape Town World Design Capital 2014 Bid Book can be found on www.capetown2014.co.za

View Cape Town’s winning video, premiered in Taipei at the IDA Congress, at and the video that helped Cape Town to clinch the World Design Capital 2014 title at

THE IRB and the haka

Stop Press “ IRB to fine France $5000.00 for encroaching past the half way line during the advancement of the Hakka” quote un quote “ it wasn’t in the spirit of the game” .

What a bunch of cry baby sniffling ..ucking pussy’s.

Some one mention FIFA as an embrassment along with the IRB well throw the ICC in there it is a split hair between the ICC and the IRB as the most useless governing body in sport!

FIFA is just corrupt!

Can you …ucking believe it………. Encroaching past the half way line during the Hakka…. ..uck me!

what a great 6 weeks!!!!!! I’m licking my lips already for 2015.

Well I’ve been waiting to input this since the full time hooter.

Yep your right how did they win that?

Well they did it on the back of southern Hemisphere based defense and an illustrious leader in McCaw.

Now having said that… did the best team win the world cup? Yes without doubt! It would have to be the first time in a long while we can say that, now there are claims that South Africa and Australia have won world cups with strong sides, but NZ were clearly the favorites going into those world cups as well.

I thought the French were gallant and with a little more imagination and a hint of balls they could have sneaked a penalty …kicked it….and won the world cup.

Now where does that leave world rugby?

· All Blacks

o Clearly the bench mark in World Rugby without question

o Beatable……. Yes, on a consistent basis? Not by any team at the present.

o Where will they be in four years? Same place!

· Australia

o Under achieved in the tournament

o Questions need to still be answered

§ Need to settle on centre combination

o Can they beat the All Blacks consistently………. Possibly and the only team that could genuinely say that in world rugby. Can they do it on what they showed at the world cup? NO

o Where will they be in four years? Well that is the million dollar question? Cooper will be better in four years even a fool could see that. There a young side and will be more than likely guided by McKenzie at some point. In my view the most likely to lift Bill other than the All Blacks

· France

o They will always be the big mystery of the super powers of rugby

o Are the worth number three ranked in the World? Well I don’t think so

o On their day they will always be a chance of beating anyone

o Can they deliver consistency? No

· Wales

o If there was a most improved award ( always given to someone who shows nothing and then improves to show a little) they would get it

o The next 2 years they must continue to cement the fruits from this year’s tournament

o Where will they be in four years? Who knows but could be the best team from the Northern Hemisphere

· South Africa

o Could have easily been where Australia was in the end, but no further

o Losing experience

o Will be replaced by size and more mongrel

o Will always be hard to beat at home

o Where will they be in four years….. same there or there about

· Ireland

o They get the have a crack award

o Playing above their weight award

o Best supporters award

o Dink the most piss award

o No different in four years

· England

o Pass mark this year

o If they were a race horse “one paced” would be best to describe them

o They will continue to bore teams to death

o Where will they be? Same there or there about

· Scotland

o Who cares????

· Itally

o Strong forwards

o Need to find consistency

o Four years…. The same

o I was going to say “who cares”

· Asia Pacific Rim

o Tonga and Samoa both need to go on from this tournament

§ There needs to be more games held in the region including the AB and Wallabies

o They both have the size and their skills are getting better

o I suspect the next four years will be much the same

o I hope they can keep improving

· America’s

o Argentina will be better for coming into the four nations tournament

o They will be terribly hard to beat at home

o They will improve no question

o Four years time big improvers ( not bad considering they made the qtrs two cups in a row I believe)

o Canada and the USA will continue to develop

o No change in results though

· Central Europe and Russia

o I though Georgia showed some spunk this year

o They took it up to England

o If they can capitalize on their hard headed forwards they will continue to worry team better than them.

· Japan

o Will continue to need Expats to bulk up there team to compensate for the jockey like countrymen.

o Who knows if Brad Thorn likes it up there you might see him don a Cheery Blossom jersey!

o No change

If I’ve left any one out they won’t count any way. As a whole for being there for 1st game and Bok Game and seeing it on the tube, what a great 6 weeks!!!!!! I’m licking my lips already for 2015…

McCaw – like it or not – will largely be remembered by what happens tomorrow night.

Richie McCaw hopes the horrors of the past will help the All Blacks reap the ultimate prize after tomorrow night’s World Cup final.

As the final hours seep away before the ultimate showdown against France at Eden Park, a relaxed McCaw today acknowledged the failed 2003 and 2007 campaigns had hardened his team’s resolve to collect the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time since 1987.

Tomorrow night’s match will be the first time any of the current All Blacks have played in a final after getting bumped out of the 2007 quarterfinal by France and losing to Australia in the semi four years earlier.

McCaw tasted defeat in Sydney in 2003 and was captain when they were hustled out in Cardiff four years later and those bitter experiences, he hopes, will ensure the All Blacks don’t capitulate once again under his leadership.

“At lot of guys have been through one, if not two, experiences that have not been too flash,”’ McCaw said.

“You would like to think that just hardens the resolve and the desire. I just think from my point of view, back in 2003, I didn’t understand what it took to win a World Cup.

“Perhaps I didn’t understand again in ’07.”

Despite never losing the Bledisloe Cup since taking over the captaincy from Tana Umaga in 2006, collecting a couple of grand slam titles and also dominating the Tri-Nations during his period in charge, McCaw – like it or not – will largely be remembered by what happens tomorrow night.

Given the New Zealanders are favoured to bowl over France, who lost 37-17 to them in their pool match, McCaw should be confident but he, understandably, remains wary.

While France’s form has been below-par all tournament and there have been a string of reports about their coach Marc Lievremont clashing with players, the All Blacks and their fans have good reason to be wary.

That 20-18 defeat to Les Bleus in 2007 remains fresh in their memories and there is also the 1999 semi loss to the French to mull over too.

“To win it you have got to be the best team in that tournament regardless of what has happened beforehand and you have to produce the goods when it counts,” McCaw added.

”A lot of the guys that have been around a while will understand that. There are absolutely no guarantees. You look around some fellas that have been around a while, they are pretty determined. This is their last sort of chance and they want to make the most of it.”

Although the magnitude of this match will mean many fans retreat to bed tonight wondering if they will be celebrating the end of the All Blacks’ 24-year drought at the tournament, McCaw was confident he would have a decent sleep.

The key, he said, was to call on the experiences of the past and not allow the emotions of the occasion to interrupt his preparations.

”I think you can’t let it get on top of you. If you get too anxious and wound-up, then you will waste a lot of energy. The game doesn’t start until tomorrow night.”

While France have been written off by many media outlets and fans around the world, McCaw should not have to remind his players they cannot take anything for granted.

Past history is proved the All Blacks have been burnt far too often. Even when they last made the final in 1995, they failed to topple the Springboks in Johannesburg.

The New Zealanders were favoured that day but struggled to match the Boks’ passion as a number of their players struggled to overcome the effects of a stomach bug that swept through the team.

”We have got men that have been in situations, that have been around a long time and there is a lot of desire there. And we have got guys that are good enough – but that guarantees nothing,” McCaw emphasised.

“People say, who deserves what? At the end of the day, at a final, it is not about who deserves what. It is who plays the best rugby on that stage in this game. We have got guys that have that ability but it guarantees nothing.”

Listen to on the couch on Sat on heart 104.9fm from 8-9am when guest will be Irfaan Abrahams, aka Fanie Breyani

Join on the couch on Sat at 8am on Heart 104.9fm to find out why Irfaan Abrahams, aka Fanie Breyani, has been selected to run the New York Marathon on 6th November 2011.

Irfaan Abrahams is teacher at Rocklands High in Mitchell’s Plain and has a passion for education and empowering the youth. He was featured and honoured on ETV as a South African Teacher Hero and recently won an award from the Department of Education for his sterling contribution

The On the couch team is pictured below

Graham Henry says no words will be needed from him before he sends his All Blacks out to play the World Cup final on Sunday night at Eden Park.

Graham Henry says no words will be needed from him before he sends his All Blacks out to play the World Cup final on Sunday night at Eden Park.

The squawking and the talking will have been done… all that remains is the action.

Henry confirmed today after naming an unchanged starting XV to face the French in the biggest game of these players’ lives that he will not be calling on any inspirational words to fire his troops before they run out on Eden Park.

“I don’t talk… seriously,” the All Blacks coach told a packed press conference that included 27 television cameras and representatives from all corners of the globe.

“Sunday night before they run out on the field is their time. It has to be their time. They’ve got to get their own minds right and settled and on the job.

“People talking to them at that time is an absolute waste of time. In fact it is a distraction. There will be words that will be said today and words said tomorrow. Personally I don’t believe the right time to talk to teams is just before they play.”

Of course this group of All Blacks have been together for so long that they have their buildup down pat. Their strategies, motivations and mindsets are all long ago in place. Their buttons have already been pushed.

But Henry felt preparation, and in particular the degree of it, was all-important this week.

“We haven’t experienced this before – it’s finals football. But the guys have prepared well. This is our 12th test in 14 weeks. I don’t think that’s ever happened before, so the constant rugby is pretty demanding. It takes a toll on the body and mind so we’ve just got to make sure we dovetail what we do to that situation.

“We can’t be over-physical at training — and we haven’t been — and we’ve just got to prepare accordingly.

“I think the biggest challenge is being astute in what you do. Hopefully we can get as full a tank as possible on Sunday and if we overdo it physically we won’t have that situation.”

Henry also said there was no way the French were being under-estimated among the All Blacks, despite the unimpressive nature of their path to this final.

“This French team, we’re not sure who’s going to turn up quite frankly. We’ve got to prepare as though they’re going to be the best in the world. They’ve certainly got the individuals to do that. It’s just whether they produce that as a side.

“The word is they’ve prepared well, that they’re very focused and enjoying the underdog tag and using as much of the ammunition they can through the media to get themselves up there.

“They feel they’re not being considered in this final by a lot of people, but we don’t think that. We think they’re a very good rugby team, they’ve got some outstanding players and it’s going to be a huge final.”

He saw Sunday’s opponents as a bit of a mixture between the pragmatism of quarterfinal victim Argentina — “They make no mistakes because they don’t play any rugby” — and the backline threats that can “cut you to pieces” in the Wallabies whom the All Blacks despatched in the semifinal.

“Their forward pack is as good as any we’ll play in this competition, their scrum is very good, they’ve got a world-class loose trio and backs who can bite you. There’s a combination of both there.”

Henry said his only change to the match night squad – bringing fit-again Otago loose forward Adam Thomson in to the reserves for Wellington youngster Victor Vito – had not been a difficult choice.

“Adam has played big test match football, so he’s had that experience, he played against the French in the first round. He’s played well. He’s got more of a track record playing international rugby at this level.

“Victor has come a long way and this is not a reflection of his ability. It’s just one has been here before and played big test matches before, and the other one hasn’t.”

Henry confirmed that injured stars Dan Carter and Mils Muliaina had continued to play key roles in the preparation of the squad for this game.

“Mils and Dan have been close to the side right through. They’re in the leadership group, they have been for a long time, they’re very influential players and in their own way, using their own personalities they have helped immensely.

“Dan is spending time with Aaron Cruden, just chatting quietly and that’s an immense help. Mils with Israel has been the same. Both run individual operating units, so the back three unit have meetings and Mils runs that, and Dan runs the inside backs, and still does.

“We have leadership meetings and they’re at those. Don’t tell the IRB — it’s a secret. They are at those meetings and contribute which is very important. They’ve had an immense influence over this side for the last eight or nine years. They’re hugely frustrated they can’t be involved in the game but they can be involved in the preparation which is a hell of an important.”

– Stuff

Great captains win Rugby World Cups. Four years ago McCaw was not that man. He is now.

The Man with the big chisel has started to etch a few preliminary lines. Richie McCaw’s head is ready to be carved into rugby’s Mount Rushmore.

Great captains win Rugby World Cups. Four years ago McCaw was not that man. He is now.

Even as recently as the Tri-Nations there were doubts about McCaw’s leadership. He was seen as slow to make tactical adjustments. On Sunday McCaw came of age. He led his men with the sort of calculated fury that we used to get from Sean Fitzpatrick and Martin Johnson.

And maybe the key to it all was that McCaw had spent the week on one leg. McCaw has always said he likes to lead by example, but at this World Cup he has had to take a step back at training. McCaw has been forced to study the map, forced to feel the mood of his men, before charging off into no man’s land.

I have never seen McCaw smile on a rugby pitch the way that he did on Sunday night. There was eight years of satisfaction in that one smile. It came from a very deep place. The victory over Australia was the biggest achievement of McCaw’s career.

Part of the smile was because the Aussies had been put in their place. Quade Cooper had been humbled. David Pocock – who like it or not is still the world’s best openside – had been backed into a corner. But part of the smile was about team.

It was about how Owen Franks and Brad Thorn and Kieran Read and Jerome Kaino and the rest of the All Blacks pack had smashed Australia. It was a man’s smile. It was about being bigger and stronger and harder. It was about male dominance.

McCaw is an icon in New Zealand and the country growls at the suggestion that he shoplifts when he thinks he can get away with it or is no longer the best player in the world. But maybe New Zealand is growling less than it used to. Maybe it feels less threatened by such statements of the bleeding obvious.

And maybe New Zealand can now celebrate McCaw for who he is and not as some symbol of the whole country’s masculinity. He is a good bloke and a hell of a rugby player who for six years was the best in the world. But he is a far better captain now than he ever was.

The earthquake surely had something to do with his heightened authority. McCaw said at the time: “There is a new normal now.”

The new normal became a New Zealand that looked beyond its own fenceline. The new normal became referees who behaved like McCaw’s private secretary. The new normal was a Canterbury captain who finally became the leader of a whole country. The new normal was Piri Weepu and Cory Jane and Aaron Cruden no longer feeling that teacher is looking warily at them.

Before the World Cup I wrote that not all men are great leaders, but that I had a hunch that McCaw and New Zealand would finally pull through. I felt that compared to the captains of the other countries – John Smit aside and he was not worth his place in South Africa’s team – McCaw looked a very big man.

Graham Henry puts his skipper on the list of captains that includes Wilson Whineray, Brian Lochore, Graham Mourie, Wayne Shelford and Sean Fitzpatrick. But New Zealand has to beat France in order to justify McCaw’s ennoblement. When that happens shortly before 11 o’clock on Sunday evening, then Sir Richie will be Henry’s ‘special’ captain.

Of course it just had to be France. It just had to be Thierry Dusautoir, the flanker who McCaw respects beyond any other. But there won’t be a repeat of four years ago and that match. McCaw knows now not to keep “the lid on too tight.” Like Henry he is learning to smile.

We saw the difference last week in the pinched faces of Robbie Deans and James Horwill compared to the easy going confidence of Henry and McCaw. It was a complete role reversal from previous World Cups. The All Blacks have finally learned to be cool.

There is no other way for them to win a World Cup in their own country. On the train going into Auckland city on Sunday a young man talked about having to give up his job because he was too worried about the All Blacks. You could feel his vibe in the stadium on Sunday. New Zealand fans are so uptight that they only start really cheering when they know their team has won. The All Blacks have to float beyond that tension.

Eight years ago in Australia McCaw went to the final in Sydney because his parents had bought tickets. He said before this World Cup: “I don’t know why I went. It was horrible being there. Now I’ve been to one, I wouldn’t mind going to another.”

Well, Richie, you made it.

from Stuff.co.nz

Bryce Lawrence incompetence in Rugby matches.

More than a week into the Wellington wake after the Boks’ tragic World Cup exit, the only thing more painful than the wailing from South African supporters is the terrible realisation that the Springboks were the only team in New Zealand that stood a chance of beating the All Blacks.

The Wallabies simply never had the physical presence to trouble the All Blacks in the semi-final and were overwhelmed in all phases of the game. They were not given the opportunity to get out of first gear and thus never got their game going – but the Boks certainly would have been a different proposition.

That is why a poll taken before the quarter-finals had New Zealanders overwhelmingly giving their preference for semi-final opponents as the Wallabies as opposed to the feared Springboks.

Quite right too, given the Australians’ emasculated display in the semis.

It is not being parochial to point out that a Springbok side that was on an upward path and which had the physical attributes to stop the Kiwis in their tracks should have advanced from the quarters.

Yes we have whined like Wallabies and indeed like Poms, but truly the Boks – and the Rugby World Cup – were denied by a “Napoleon in rags” to coin Bob Dylan, in the form of Bryce Lawrence, who sadly had given a number of prior indications of incompetence in Super Rugby matches.

The thing is, when he wants to, he can blow the breakdown. The Sharks will verify this after their match against the Brumbies in Canberra in 2008. I was there, and the visitors were killing the home team until they began annoying “Il Duce” with backchat after a few penalties … and then the game turned. The Brumbies players arrived at each breakdown as if it was a swimming gala on break-up day – a free-for-all dive-in while the Sharks were blown off the park. I recall Ryan Kankowski being sin-binned probably because he looked like David Hasselhoff.
Jokes aside, sort of…!

Look, the margins between success and failure can be minute in Test match rugby, and the bottom line regarding that quarter-final is this: the failure by the official to make decisions at the breakdown favoured the team doing all the defending because they could affect turnovers they usually had no hope of even attempting while slowing the ball down all night.

Usually, a competent referee blows the law as instructed to by the IRB refereeing panel, and in 2011 that interpretation clearly favours the attacking team, but at the Wellington Regional Stadium Bryce Lawrence fluffed his lines and the Wallabies were permitted to “ad lib” on the quarter-final stage.

Should the Boks have been able to cope, crap referee or not?

Yes, indeed, even though Heinrich Brussow was allegedly taken out off the ball early in the game. His suspect ribs were targeted by the opposition forwards and David Pocock’s chief adversary was removed from the battle scene.

Even so, it should not have come to that. The Springbok team that won the title so comfortably in 2007 should not have been scrapping for their lives four years later. They should have been too good for that, and the reason they were not is because the cowardly South African Rugby Union appointed a coach that was not capable of improving the team’s game.

by Mike Greenaway

Allister Coetzee announces the WP team vs Lions for currie cup Semi final on Sat

Allister Coetzee today announced the WP team to take on the Lions at Coca-Cola Park in Johannesburg on Saturday 22 October in the Absa Currie Cup semi-final.

The team to play is:

15 . Gio Aplon

14. JJ Engelbrecht

13. Jaque Fourie

12. Jean De Villiers

11 . Bryan Habana

10. Demetri Catrakilis

9 . Nic Groom

8. Nick Koster

7. Siya Kolisi

6. Schalk Burger (C)

5. De Kock Steenkamp

4. Adriaan Fondse

3. Brok Harris

2. Tiaan Liebenberg

1. JC Kritzinger

16. Deon Fourie

17. Frans Malherbe

18. Tertius Daniller

19. Pieter Louw

20. Louis Schreuder

21. Juan de Jongh

22. Conrad Jantjes

KO 17h00 – Referee – Jaco Peyper

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