CAPE TOWN – If Western Province’s Currie Cup game against the Pumas needed any hyping up, the fact that Siya Kolisi will make his return at Newlands on Friday would do just that.
The Springbok captain has been out since May after suffering a knee injury towards the end of the Stormers’ Super Rugby campaign, and he has been training with Province for the last three weeks.
While their game against the Pumas will be WP’s least glamorous one of the season, it will be a key one for them as they need to get it right in every game from here on as the second half of the competition approaches.
WP coach John Dobson yesterday confirmed that Kolisi - who looked up for it during yesterday’s training session - would play in their crunch match on Friday.
“Siya is fit to play. We’ll have to see, but now our plan with Siya is to start him. He will give the team a lot of confidence, and that’s the one thing the team needs.”