Western Province Rugby’s pathway to the sale of Newlands Stadium is set to be cleared after a Western Cape Heritage committee decided not to declare the grounds a heritage site.
Western Province’s hopes of selling Newlands are reportedly set to receive a major boost after a 93-page independent report found the bid to have the stadium declared a heritage site met none of the criteria.
The proposal by a group of former players to have Newlands rugby stadium declared a heritage site could bring an end to Western Province rugby, according to administrators of the union.
The sale of Newlands rugby stadium is critical to the financial future of Western Province Rugby. Attempts to preserve it as a supposed heritage site won’t save the old lady but destroy WP rugby.
Gasant Abarder doesn’t subscribe to former Springbok captain Wynand Claassen’s view that the iconic Newlands rugby ground needs to be saved or its memory cherished.
The Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) announced on Thursday that the Newlands Rugby Stadium was to be placed on the market in a sealed bidding process.
Veteran Welsh referee Nigel Owens has listed three law changes he believes should be implemented next year to increase safety, reduce contentious decisions and make the scrum more of a contest.
Check out this compilation of some of the greatest rugby moments over the years at the iconic Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.
John Dobson says Western Province are focusing on keeping their players conditioned, while taking every precaution to ensure any potential Covid-19 impact is minimised ahead of their Currie Cup semi-final next week.
With the Currie Cup set to kick off tonight, do you remember this iconic moment from the 2009 semi-final between Western Province and the Vodacom Bulls?