Western Province are ready for an uphill battle against Griquas in their Currie Cup game in Kimberley on Friday night.
Both teams are going for their second win of the tournament, but they go into the game with mixed results, with the Western Province looking to recover from two defeats in a row, while Griquas aim to build on their first win of the competition.
Griquas is fourth on the log, while Western Province is seventh, but both teams have the same number of points, meaning the winner will begin to pull back and move up the table.
“It’s always hard to go to Kimberley to take on the Griquas. For them it’s like playing against a Super Rugby team and that’s something very important to them,” said Western Province assistant coach Nazeem Adams.
“If I remember correctly, we lost to them both at home and away in both Currie Cup matches last year. So we are looking forward to the game, but we have no illusions that it will be very hard there.”
Lock David Meihuizen recently returned to the Western Province and Stormers mix after injury and is looking forward to continuing his comeback this weekend.
He believes the visitors are fully prepared for the challenge as they have received help from the Stormers URC team in the lead up to the match.
“It was interesting, but also a lot of fun. Both teams work well together,” said Meihuizen.
“Last week the Currie Cup had a farewell, so we helped prepare the Stormers for their game against the Lions, and this week with the URC farewell, the Stormers help us prepare for the Griquas.
“It’s nice to have so many guys in the camp because usually the two teams are split, but now we have a lot of people working towards one goal, and as you can see it paid off for the Stormers against the Stormers last week. Lions and hopefully we can cash out against the Griquas this week.”
The match starts at 7 p.m.