Western Province vs Natal Sharks – Currie Cup final 2001

first_imgFriday Oct 29, 2010 Western Province vs Natal Sharks – Currie Cup final 2001 The Natal Sharks host Western Province at Kingspark in Durban tomorrow in the Currie Cup final, the first meeting of the two sides in a final since 2001. Today well take a look back at that classic match.Newlands was the venue as the reigning champion Western Province, who had taken the 2000 final, hosted the Sharks in what was set to be a incredibly physical battle between the two arch rivals, who surprisingly have now met in just four Currie Cup finals.The two sides had met a few weeks before this game, with the Sharks winning convincingly 36-13 but playing Province at Newlands in a final is a different challenge altogether. The Cape Town crowd backed their side till the very end, and it brought out the best in players like Corne Krige, Chris Rossouw, and Braam Van Straaten.Van Straaten was playing his final game before heading to Leeds in the UK and it turned out to be some send off as he scored 24 points on the day as their forwards took a stranglehold on the game, proving the demise of the Sharks, despite them scoring a great try through John Smit early on.The only other points for WP came from flyhalf Rossouw, the younger brother of Springbok Pieter Rossouw, as Van Straaten scored a try, two conversions, and five penalties to equal the Currie Cup final points scoring record held by Naas Botha.“Any big game at Newlands is a great occasion so you can imagine what the atmosphere is like at an Absa Currie Cup final. The Sharks made an intense start, they scored a quick try and kept up the pressure. We knew if we kept on playing the way we had during the season the chances and points would come. It was close but we made a strong comeback.“It was a nice way to end my Province career and I was honoured to have been part of such a great occasion,” van Straaten said.There were some great players on display, including Percy Montgomery, AJ Venter, Bob Skinstad, Deon Kayser, and Breyton Paulse. Fans of Saracens will notice Neil de Kock in action, while Shaun Sowerby of Toulouse was prominent. Stefan Terblanche, who will captain the Sharks in the 2010 final tomorrow, is the only survivor from both the 2000 and 2001 finals. He also played in 2008, so will play in his fourth final tomorrow. Time: 06:55ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Philip’s musical connections to Limerick City street remembered

first_imgAdvertisement Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSlimerickPhilip McCormackSraid an CheoilSt John’s Brass and Reed BandThe Honda Man Print WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Avril and Jim McCormackTHE family of the late Philip McCormack hit a nostalgic note last weekend when they gathered at Sraid an Cheoil in the city centre to remember the well-loved Limerick man.Fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’, Philip died after being knocked off his bicycle on the Kilmurry Roundabout on January 8 last year.This month also marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of Sraid an Cheoil, which joins Mulgrave Street and Roxboro Road.Philip was the man behind the campaign to have the street given its musical name and his family decided it would be fitting to mark its fifth anniversary in his honour. Last Sunday family members gathered on the city street to remember the 40-year-old father-of-one.“It’s been five years since the opening of Sraid an Cheoil and its benefits have made life easier for motorists and pedestrians alike,” Philip’s younger brother Jim told the Limerick Post.Sraid an Cheoil is also the former home to St John’s Brass and Reed Band and the McCormack family have a long tradition with the marching band. Philip and Jim’s dad, also Jim, has been a member for 60 years.In fact it was this strong family connection that prompted Philip’s campaign to have the area named Music Street.The late Philip McCormack, fondly known as ‘The Honda Man’“We all played in the band as kids. Philip wanted to do something to keep the band’s history in the spot where it once stood. He did everything he could to get it renamed. He put in a lot of hard work and made a lot of phone calls and attended lots of meetings with the Council to do so,” his 37-year-brother recalls.“The band used to practice every Sunday morning and every Wednesday night at the premises in preparation for supporting local events, churches, various marches and especially the St Patrick’s day parade. Past members include Mick Hinchy, Tom Quigley, Frank Phelan and Albert Mac to name a few. Still playing today are heroes like Jimmy McCormack, Dermot Maloney John Doyle and Jack Quigley,” Jim added.A native of Annacotty, Philip was commissioned in 2011 to restore and customise two Honda 50 motorbikes painted in Limerick colours which featured prominently in an 11850 TV advert. The campaign paid homage to the ‘Nifty 50′ as it is better known. Philip rescued the motorbikes, restored them to their former glory, helped shoot the television advert and even featured in it.“Philip worked on bicycles and motorcycles and ironically the street he named is full of  hire bicycles now. It’s a fitting tribute and I’ve no doubt he’s smiling down on us,” his brother concluded. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livecenter_img NewsLocal NewsPhilip’s musical connections to Limerick City street rememberedBy Alan Jacques – January 22, 2015 1168 Previous articleLimerick Bishop feels 12 is too young for ConfirmationNext articlePike take the spoils in dramatic comeback Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Linkedinlast_img read more