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Vodacom WP need to front up

It was not the easiest of weeks for Vodacom WP with all the injuries we had to deal with.

Even at the writing of this column I wasn’t too sure whether Bolla would be ready to play against the Natal Sharks at Newlands on Saturday. Hopefully he will be ready, because he is one of the unsung heroes of our Absa Currie Cup campaign thus far.

He is very important to our game plan, because he gets us on the front foot and his experience and leadership abilities play a big part in our team.

Having said that, I am sure Paul Delport would relish the chance to get a longer run if Bolla doesn’t recover in time.

We had a fruitful two days at Lourensford Estate outside Somerset West earlier this week. We took stock, not only of our injury situation, but also about where we are finding ourselves at this juncture of the competition.

We know that the next three weeks are going to be crucial to our campaign. We also know that if we loose against the Natal Sharks on Saturday, we might find it too difficult to still come back and reach the play-offs.

So the guys know we have it all to play for on Saturday. We have been nailed by injuries, but the players know a really good team have the ability to produce in those adverse situations. It is time for this team to show what they are made of.

The Sharks are one of the form teams of the competition and they also know that a victory on Saturday would put them in a brilliant position in the playoff race.

It’s going to be about us fronting up to them, because we know they are a physical team. It is also about us laying a platform for ourselves.

Then we also got to negate their expansive play that they bring. When you see whom they picked at 10 and 12 then you will see that they’ve gone for some bulk there as well. They are going to run in those channels.

We know what to expect, it is just a matter of whether we’ve got the ability to stop it or not.

Thanks for your continued support. We hope to see you out at Newlands on Saturday.


Gary Gold

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