Province have plan up their sleeve – SuperSport – Rugby
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WAITING FOR SOME SILVERWAREWestern Province may have benefited from the appalling conditions in which they were forced to play their last Currie Cup match against the Sharks in Durban in mid-September.
On that day the visitors were well beaten in a top-of-the-log fixture in which players were aquaplaning in the large puddles of water that made the Mr Price Kings Park surface resemble a paddy field.
So frustrated did WP become that by the end of the match they had completely lost their rag, with two red cards being issued for punching and a third player yellow carded for a dangerous tackle, reducing Province to 12 men at the final whistle.
After producing an excellent kicking game in the first half that kept the Sharks checked, WP fell away badly in the second and ultimately were guilty of not adapting to the conditions as well as their opponents had.