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Leopards fear Koch in Currie Cup opener



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Leopards flanker and captain Wilhelm Koch, is regarded by his Boland Kavaliers opposite number as the danger man in Friday’s opening Currie Cup rugby match at Wellington.

Boland flanker Wendal Wehr, believes Koch should be closely watched.

“Wilhelm is a great captain, a master on the ground and an excellent ball-carrier,” Wehr said.

“I regard him as a big danger. He is the heart and soul of the Leopards side and should be closely watched.”
Wehr, however, believes Boland should prove too strong for their opponents.

“We have a great conditioning programme behind us, are fitter and stronger than last year and in the right frame of mind.

“I really believe we are set for a great season. “Our forwards will prove to be a formidable unit, while our backs are sharp and raring to go.

“I think we are in for a spectacular game of rugby,” Wehr said.

For Boland a five-pointer is not negotiable.

After the Leopards match, they depart on three away matches against the Sharks, Griquas and the Blue Bulls. Defeat against the Leopards on Friday could prove to be a death knell for the Wine Farmers.

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