Western Province coach John Dobson’s decision to give 20-year-old centre Rikus Pretorius his debut in what is effectively a Currie Cup knockout game against Free State on Saturday was driven by indecision above him.

The experienced Dan Kriel should be playing‚ a minor ankle injury notwithstanding‚ but there is no clarity on the midfielder’s future at the union. As a result Dobson’s selection was about looking to the future.

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