Western Province’s dominant scrum performance, as well as the sharp decision-making of flyhalf Rob du Preez, was the difference in the Currie Cup final, writes JON CARDINELLI.
Western Province overturned an 11-point deficit to claim a stunning 33-21 win over the Sharks in Saturday’s Currie Cup final at Kings Park. CRAIG LEWIS reports.
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Western Province coach John Dobson says Saturday’s final against the Sharks is the best possible title-decider based on the teams’ overall performance in the Currie Cup.
Springbok front rowers Malcolm Marx and Ruan Dreyer have been named in the Golden Lions’ starting XV for Saturday’s semi-final against Western Province at Newlands.
The Blue Bulls, Golden Lions and Free State Cheetahs face a scrap for semi-final qualification in the final round before the Currie Cup playoffs, writes JON CARDINELLI. BLUE BULLS vs PUMAS (Friday, 19:00) The Bulls scored 10 tries in their 64-36 thrashing of the Free State Cheetahs last week. Their attack has fired this season and they have reason to believe… Read more →
The hosts scored four tries in their 29-20 win at Ellis Park.
Coach John Dobson is at a loss to explain Western Province’s poor handling skills that led to a 22-12 defeat against the Pumas in Nelspruit. The Pumas’ first win against Province in eight years came after an error-ridden match that produced a staggering 67 combined handling errors, of which 34 were made by WP, according to the AllOutRugby stats. Speaking at a… Read more →
Former commercial partner Aerios has filed criminal charges against WP Rugby’s board of directors. Investment company Remgro, which had a 24.9% stake-holding in WP Rugby before withdrawing in August, has two board members included, as they were part of the board when WP Rugby was liquidated last December. Remgro CEO Jannie Durand told Sport24 that Aerios’ allegations were ‘unfounded’. ALSO READ: WP, Remgro part ways… Read more →