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Paulse backs WP for Currie Cup

Breyton Paulse is confident Western Province will defend their Currie Cup title at Newlands.

Western Province players hard at training. Picture: Twitter.

CAPE TOWN - Former Western Province player Breyton Paulse says he will be doing backflips at Newlands as he predicts a win for the Cape-side.

The winger was part of the team that won the title at home in 2001.

"I'll do a backflip in my suit. I will be at Newlands. I can remember the last time I did it after the game."

Paulse says it's time the team brings pride back to Newlands.

"The Sharks won't be an easy side. They come with lots of experience and a lot of determination. They will try to make their fans proud. I'll be there shouting and let's hope the entire Western Cape will be holding thumbs for the boys."

The game kicks off at 5:30pm.

Currie Cup final teams

Western Province:

15-Gio Aplon,

14-Gerhard van den Heever,

13-Jean de Villiers,

12-Damian de Allende,

11-Cheslin Kolbe,

10-Demetri Catrakilis,

9-Louis Schreuder,

8-Duane Vermeulen,

7-Siya Kolisi,

6-Deon Fourie,

5-De Kock Steenkamp,

4-Eben Etzebeth,

3-Pat Cilliers,

2-Scarra Ntubeni,

1-Steven Kitshoff.

Replacements - 16-Frans Malherbe, 17-Brok Harris, 18-Michael Rhodes, 19-Schalk Burger,20- Nic Groom, 21-Kurt Coleman, 22-Juan de Jongh.

WP coach Allister Coetzee talks about Jean and Schalk - being veterans but both playing their first Currie Cup final.

The Sharks:

15-SP Marais,

14-Odwa Ndungane,

13-Louis Ludik,

12-Frans Steyn,

11-Lwazi Mvovo,

10-Pat Lambie,

9-Charl McLeod,

8-Keegan Daniel,

7-Willem Alberts,

6-Marcell Coetzee,

5-Pieter-Steph du Toit,

4-Peet Marais,

3-Jannie du Plessis,

2-Bismarck du Plessis,

1-Tendai Mtawarira.

Replacements - 16-Kyle Cooper, 17-Wiehahn Herbst, 18-Stephan Lewies, 19-Jacques Botes, 20-Cobus Reinach, 21-Fred Zeilinga, 22-Heimar Williams.