DHL WP team to take on the Lions

PUBLISHED: June 11, 2013

DHL Western Province coach John Dobson today named an experimental team to take on the Lions in a friendly at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Friday.

Alongside DHL Stormers scrumhalf Nic Groom (who will captain the team) and hooker Scarra Ntubeni, Dobson has named a matchday 22 including twelve Under-21 players, as well as a handful of Province club and Vodacom Cup players.

“It’s an exciting Province team and a good opportunity for these talented young players to make a step up against a Lions outfit that is settled and playing some great attacking rugby,” said Dobson.

“The friendly is of great importance to us as we prepare for the Absa domestic competitions, as it provides crucial game time out of competition phase and an opportunity for many of these players to put their hands up for inclusion in the squads for the domestic competitions later this year.”

The DHL Western Province selection to take on the Lions (friendly):

15. Dillyn Leyds
14. Pat Howard
13. Berton Klaasen
12. Michael van der Spuy
11. Devon Williams
10. Tim Swiel
9. Nic Groom (captain)
8. Rayn Smid
7. Sikhumbuzo Notshe
6. Joshua Katzen
5. Wilhelm van der Sluys
4. Taz Fuzani
3. Dylan Rogers
2. Scarra Ntubeni
1. Ashley Wells

16. Stephan Coetzee
17. Allistair Vermaak
18. Jean Kleyn
19. Carel du Preez
20. Ryan Olivier
21. Godlen Masimla
22. Kobus van Wyk