Vermeulen back for WP

After a long injury lay-off, No 8 Duane Vermeulen will be back in action for WP when they tackle Griquas in Kimberley on Saturday.

Vermeulen is one of six changes to the Province run-on side that was fielded in the 25-23 defeat to the Sharks last weekend. The hardman, who has been sidelined since April, replaces Canadian international Jebb Sinclair in the loose trio.

Another change up front sees Steven Kitshoff return to the front row in place of Deon Carstens.

In the backline, WP have a new halfback pair in scrumhalf Louis Schreuder and flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis. Ederies Arendese features on the wing, with Gio Aplon switching to fullback in place of the injured Joe Pietersen.

WP – 15 Gio Aplon, 14 Gerhard van den Heever, 13 JP du Plessis, 12 Marcel Brache, 11 Ederies Arendse, 10 Demetri Catrakilis, 9 Louis Schreuder, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Tyrone Holmes, 6 Deon Fourie (c), 5 De Kock Steenkamp, 4 Don Armand, 3 Frans Malherbe, 2 Tiaan Liebenberg, 1 Steven Kitshoff.
Subs: 16 Siyabonga Ntubeni, 17 Brok Harris, 18 Wilhelm van der Sluys, 19 Jebb Sinclair, 20 Nic Groom, 21 Kurt Coleman, 22 Damian de Allende.