Allister Coetzee aims to keep Kings-bound flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis in Cape Town next season.
Catrakilis was one of the stars in WP’s 25-18 Currie Cup final victory over the Sharks in Durban.
It was his offload that put Juan de Jongh through for a telling try during the first half, while he also added 17 points via the boot. This included two drop goals that came at a crucial stage in the second half.
The victory is supposed to be the 23-year-old’s final appearance for Province as he signed a two-year deal with the Southern Kings. He’s set to wear the No 10 jersey for the Eastern Cape franchise during their debut Super Rugby campaign next season.
However, Coetzee plans to convince the player to remain in his camp.
‘I was very impressed with Demetri’s performance,’ Coetzee told keo.co.za. ‘I’m not his agent, but I want to sit down with him very soon and chat about his future here at WP. I want him to stay with us next season.’
This site caught up with Catrakilis as the WP players were boarding the bus outside Kings Park. He sounded interested to hear what Coetzee has to say, but added that his intention is to join the Kings.
‘At this moment in time, my plan is to join the Kings next season,’ said Catrakilis.
By Gareth Duncan, in Durban