Western Province will skrik vir niks when they travel to Loftus for their Currie Cup semifinal against the Blue Bulls tomorrow (kickoff 6pm).
The last time Province travelled up north to their bitter rivals, they came back with their tails between their legs, having been humiliated by their foes – 45-26.
But this time it’s different and despite entering the match as underdogs, they will have no fear according to coach John Dobson.
He explains: “We’ve got nothing to lose, nobody expects us to win.
“If we’re going to go out there and be tentative, in our shells and have the paradigm of the Bulls bullying us, then that tends to be what happens. Our whole approach is that we’re going out there to play, to win.
“They key thing is to play without fear we will push things a little bit.”
Dobson, meanwhile, has made six changes to his starting XV for the clash, with Springbok duo Juan de Jongh and Bongi Mbonambi straight back in the run-on team.
De Jongh will man the midfield with fit-again Huw Jones, while Dewaldt Duvenage, who also returns from injury, comes in at scrumhalf and Werner Kok starts on the wing for Scott van Breda.
Up front, prop JC Janse vana. Rensburg will look to anchor the Province scrum as they look to advance to the finals of the tournament for the fifth year in a row.