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Vermeulen left out WP Currie Cup opener



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Star loose forward Duane Vermeulen, who recently excelled for the Emerging Springboks against the touring British Lions has not been included in the Western Province Currie Cup side to play the Sharks at Newlands on Saturday afternoon.

Vermeulen was one of the few players to have performed consistently well in recent Super Rugby, but he is battling with a hand injury which he sustained in the match against the British Lions at Newlands a fortnight ago.

An interesting inclusion in the WP side is the seasoned All Black Chris Jack, who will lock the side’s scrum alongside Anton van Zyl, the former Lions lock.

Former Bulls three-quarter Frikkie Welsh, who has spent several seasons in Europe, makes a welcome return to the domestic game and has been picked on the wing in the Western Province side.

In a strange development WP have named two hookers, Hanyani Shimange and Deon, Fourie on the bench.

Western Province:

Joe Pietersen; Frikkie Welsh, Morgan Newman, Peter Grant, Sireli Naqelevuki; Willem de Waal, Ricky Januarie; Luke Watson (captain), Pieter Myburgh, Pieter Louw, Anton van Zyl, Chris Jack, Brock Harris, Tiaan Liebenberg and Wicus Blaauw.

Replacements: Hanyani Shimange, JD Moller, De Kock Steenkamp, Deon Fourie, Dewaldt Duvenage, Juan de Jongh and Tonderai Chavhanga.

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