Rudolph Jacobs
Rugby Journalist
1 minute read
13 Oct 2014
3:05 pm

Taute WP’s main worry

Rudolph Jacobs

Inside centre Jaco Taute is the main injury worry for Western Province ahead of Saturday's 2014 Absa Currie Cup semifinal clash against the Blue Bulls at Newlands (kick-off 5pm).

FILE PICTURE: Jaco Taute of the Western Province during the Absa Currie Cup match between Toyota Free State Cheetahs and DHL Western Province. Picture: Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images

Taute, a key man in the No 12 shirt this season, suffered a rib injury against the Cheetahs earlier this month and missed last weekend’s encounter against the Sharks.

He will continue to be assessed this week in terms of his availability for the semifinal, but hooker Tiaan Liebenberg, a late withdrawal from the Sharks match, will not be considered for selection.

Both Jean Kleyn and Cheslin Kolbe trained today and tomorrow the Western Province squad will be bolstered by the return of Seabelo Senatla and Justin Geduld from SA Sevens duty.

The full Western Province injury report:

– Centre Jaco Taute (rib) is the only major injury concern this week. He is in doubt for this weekend.

– Hooker Tiaan Liebenberg (back) will not be considered for selection for the semifinal.

– Lock Jean Kleyn (AC joint) and fullback Cheslin Kolbe (back) trained well today and will be monitored as the week progresses.

– SA Sevens stars Seabelo Senatla and Justin Geduld are due back at training tomorrow and will slot in and be assessed.