Cape Town’s boys go toe-to-toe with KwaZulu-Natal’s guys in black and white
Our top-of-the-log Western Province (WP) squad locks heads with the second place Sharks in their next ABSA Currie Cup home game on Saturday, 7 September at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town in a bid for first place in the rankings. The WP rugby match kick-off is at 7:10pm (see full 2013 Currie Cup fixtures).
After a less than inspiring draw with the Blue Bulls in their season opener, the ouens in blue and white stepped up their game to secure a 15-14 tight win against the Free State Cheetahs, and, more recently, the Cape side clinched a riveting 20-19 victory over the Northern Cape’s GWK Griquas in Kimberley to remain the only unbeaten team.
Despite the positive outcome in the north, DHL WP captain Deon Fourie said after the game, “We’re happy with the result, but not happy with how we played.” The Cape side’s coach, Allister Coetzee, echoed this sentiment, and it seems that the Mother City squad have quite a bit of work to do if they harbour hopes of retaining their title as champs.
The Sharks are currently number two on the roster, with one point between them and Western Province. Though, the KZN-based team has enjoyed more convincing wins, and their performance on the field has been impressive to say the least.
It’s a no-brainer, then, that the Western Province boys will have to bring their A-game if they plan on maintaining their top spot and winning streak.
Ticket information for Western Province VS Sharks Currie Cup rugby match
Tickets are available via Ticketpros.co.za and at the Newlands Stadium, and prices range from R35p/p to R95p/p. For more information on season tickets and what can be bought at the stadium box office, check out WPrugby.com
The game starts at 7:10pm.
Want to watch the game without getting stuck in Newlands traffic? Tommy’s Sports Bar on Loop Street offers the camaraderie of fellow rugger-lovers and great budget-friendly drinks specials.
|Date:||07 Sep 2013|
|Time:||19:10 – 21:00|
|Location:||Boundary Road | Newlands|
|Price:||R35p/p – R95p/p|
|Phone:||+27 (0) 87 151 4400|