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Coetzee happy with prop resources
28/09/2010
Vodacom Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says his team will be focusing on the task at hand and not worry about other teams in the race for an Absa Currie Cup semi-final berth.
Vodacom Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says his team will be focusing on the task at hand and not worry about other teams in the race for an Absa Currie Cup semi-final berth.

WP travel to Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria for Saturday's game against a Blue Bulls team that is intent on securing a berth and a possible home semi.

Coetzee at training on Monday said he prefers not to say too much about Saturday's game. "In a week like this I want to be as quiet as I can be. The less I say this week the better.

"It's a tough challenge for us and that's how we view this whole game. There won't be a lot of talk this week from my side. I'm pleased we collected the five points last week and that we had an opportunity to rest a few players.

"Wicus (Blaauw) is out for 5 plus weeks which is a bit of a blow for us, but having said that JD (Moller) played really well for us. He's been really accurate in the scrum, and with him, JC (Kritzinger) and Brokkie (Harris) there we'll have a strong squad to select from."

WP's Springboks Bryan Habana, Ricky Januarie, Schalk Burger and Jaque Fourie will be returning to the Currie Cup squad next week. "They become eligible to play next week.

"This week is about synergy about the calls and discussions about psychologically - how they feel after the Tri-Nations, and how they are physically.

"They're really looking forward to getting out on the field and playing again. It's one thing training and training and not getting a chance to play, so this week they're basically opposing in training and in so doing getting to know our Currie Cup systems."

The Bulls this week will have Springbok prop Gurthro Steenkamp and livewire flank Deon Stegmann back, but Coetzee preferred to concentrate on his team's preparation.

"I focused on where we could improve this weekend. I was very pleased with the way we played on attack, keeping ball in hand.

"It's going to be a big challenge for us, and with those guys coming back, it'll be a massive challenge. We can only control what we can control and keep working on our accuracy."



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