The Stormers have confirmed that their Vodacom United Rugby Championship match against Zebre Parma on Sunday, 13 March will be played at the Danie Craven Stadium in Stellenbosch.
Due to a clash with the Cape Town Cycle Tour, which finishes near the Cape Town Stadium precinct on the same day with a number of roads in the area closed, the venue of this match has had to change.
It was originally scheduled to take place in November last year, but was rescheduled due to the impact of the Covid-19 Omicron variant, with Zebre leaving South Africa before the fixture could be fulfilled.
Sunday, 13 March is the only date that this match can take place due to the fact that Zebre play Ospreys in Wales seven days before.
This will be the Stormers’ first-ever competitive match in Stellenbosch, with kick-off against the Italian side set for 6:05pm.
A joint statement issued by WP Rugby and the Cape Town Stadium CEO clarified that while every effort was made to host this fixture at Cape Town Stadium, it was simply not possible due to the clash.
“While both WP Rugby and the team at Cape Town Stadium tried to look at various options for staging the event at the stadium on the rescheduled date, unfortunately this was not possible due to the stadium’s event calendar having a pre-existing booking,” the statement read.
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