DHL WP injury report

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Allister Coetzee, the DHL Western Province head coach, has released an injury report ahead of this week’s Absa Currie Cup, Round Two preparations.

Province, the defending Currie Cup champions, opened their 2013 campaign with a 24-24 draw against the Blue Bulls this past Saturday and will take on the Free State Cheetahs at DHL Newlands this coming weekend.

The only injury doubt after last weekend is wing/fullback Cheslin Kolbe (knee), whilst hooker Tiaan Liebenberg (back) looks set to make his return to action after missing the latter stages of the Vodacom Super Rugby tournament.

Flank Rynhardt Elstadt and flyhalf Gary van Aswegen sat out training on Monday afternoon, but neither are in doubt for the Cheetahs clash.

Coetzee, himself, is battling with a heavy cold but he reported on “Cheslin is about 50-50 at this stage. We certainly won’t rush him into the Cheetahs match but we will give him until Wednesday.

“Tiaan has been working hard on his fitness since getting the all-clear to resume full training. It’s always great to welcome back an experienced player and we all know the additional leadership and energy that he brings to the team.”

DHL Western Province will face the Free State Cheetahs at DHL Newlands on Saturday, August 17 (kick-off 19h15), with the Under-19 and Under-21 teams playing in curtain-raisers against the Sharks U19s and U21s at 14h45 and 16h45, respectively.

* Tickets can be purchased online, by clicking here, from Postnet Outlets or the DHL Newlands Box Office.

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