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Newlands should have been upgraded

2014-12-19 13:21

Andre says Newlands should have benefited from an upgraded instead of the government building Cape Town stadium.

Time for WP to embrace change

2014-12-18 13:26

Jackey says Western Province should move to the newer and more sophisticated Cape Town stadium as Newlands is too old.

Coetzee doesn't 'fit' with WP

2014-12-10 14:57

Avid Western Province supporter Brevan believes Allister Coetzee's style is not reflective of the Cape side's DNA.

Coertzee deserves praise

2014-10-27 14:26

Shamiel feels Western Province stepped up their game in the final and praised coach Allister Coetzee's changes in the game plan.

WP crowned Currie Cup champs

2014-10-25 18:39
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Western Province have been crowned Currie Cup champions following a nailbiting win against the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Carr and De Jongh key in Province midfield

2014-10-22 15:13

Sean says Nizaam Carr and Juan de Jongh need to be resilient midfield to thwart an impressive Lions team from snatching the Currie Cup.

Lions forwards too good for WP

2014-10-22 13:08

Flip says the Lions have the advantage going into the Currie Cup final this weekend.

Province backline will worry Bulls

2014-10-15 13:30

Brutus says the Blue Bulls physical superiority will make them favourites against Western Province.

Battering rams preferred by WP

2014-10-14 10:29

Herman says Western Province coach Allister Coetzee's career is at stake should be not overcome the Blue Bulls on Saturday in the Currie Cup semifinal.

Pollard goes ‘home’ for semi

2014-10-11 22:23

Expected but still mouth-watering and apt Currie Cup semi-finals have been set up for next Saturday, writes Rob Houwing.

Senatla will be back for playoffs

2014-09-24 10:01

The good news for Western Province fans is that explosive wing Seabelo Senatla will be back for the playoff rounds.

Fierce WP-Bulls derby in store

2014-08-15 14:07

Western Province and the Blue Bulls will be driven by a traditional fierce rivalry in their Currie Cup clash at Newlands.

Good dilemmas for WP coach

2014-08-12 12:09

WP coach Allister Coetzee has admitted that he has a lot to think about before making his selection for the match against the Bulls.

Province in Bok quandary

2014-07-29 22:15

WP's preparations for their opening Currie Cup game have been hamstrung by the timing of the Springbok squad announcement.

Wakefield: Smal no 'quick-fix'

2014-03-31 23:00

The appointment of Gert Smal as the Director of Rugby for WP will not provide a "quick-fix" for the poorly-performing Stormers side.

WP crush Border Bulldogs

2014-03-29 08:17

Western Province have beaten the Border Bulldogs in their Vodacom Cup match at Buffalo City Stadium in East London.

Kitshoff to captain WP

2014-03-05 17:41

Experienced flanker Rohan Kitshoff will captain WP in the 2014 Vodacom Cup, starting with a clash against the Boland Cavaliers.

Forwards key at Newlands

2013-10-25 14:34

The task of ensuring the Sharks will be competitive rests heavily on their six Springbok forwards when they face Western Province.

Catrakilis 'SA's best tactically'

2013-10-21 13:00

Demetri Catrakilis’s aplomb in wet conditions could aid his bid to sneak onto the Bok end-of-year tour, says Naas Botha.

Coetzee wary of attacking Lions

2013-10-18 18:00

WP coach Allister Coetzee says he expects the Golden Lions to stick to their attacking approach when the two sides meet.

Boks 'cherry on top' for Schalk

2013-10-16 18:00

If Schalk Burger was chosen for the Boks' Euro tour, franchise coach Allister Coetzee wouldn’t recoil in horror, writes Rob Houwing.

WP look for first bonus point

2013-10-04 13:00

WP will fancy their chances of defeating the Lions at Newlands, but they will be heavily committed to raking in a bonus point.

Catrakilis to get starting role

2013-10-01 10:21

Demetri Catrakilis looks set to start at flyhalf for WP for the first time since returning to the Currie Cup champions from the Kings.

Coetzee predicts close finish

2013-09-08 15:06

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee believes semi-final places in the Currie Cup will be decided by small margins.

Lions claw their way to draw

2013-08-30 21:25
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The Golden Lions staged a miraculous comeback to draw with Western Province in their Currie Cup match at Ellis Park.

 

Newlands is a monument of SA rugby

2014-12-18 13:48

Koos, a Bulls supporter is happy Newlands stadium will remain as a focal point of South African rugby.

Newlands' history must be preserved

2014-12-18 12:18

Adrian believes Western Province rugby union have made the correct decision to continue playing at Newlands stadium.

Joubert didn't have control over the scrums

2014-10-27 14:39

Mark criticises referee Craig Joubert on his handling of the scrums in the Currie Cup final.

De Jongh: Winning 'unbelievable'

2014-10-25 22:45
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Western Province skipper and centre Juan de Jongh says winning the Currie Cup is an unbelievable feeling.

WP speedster feels blessed

2014-10-24 13:15

Speedster Seabelo Senatla says he feels blessed to play for WP as they prepare for the Currie Cup final against the Golden Lions.

Lions deserve title

2014-10-22 13:24

Maestro doesn't see a weakness in the Lions team and says the Joburg outfit deserve the title this year.

Fleck: Pollard deadly on attack

2014-10-15 14:01

WP backline coach Robbie Fleck says they are well aware of the threat Handre Pollard could pose in their Currie Cup semi-final.

Simple blueprint for Bulls

2014-10-15 09:22

The Blue Bulls will have a simple blueprint when they tackle Western Province in the Currie Cup semi-finals at Newlands.

Time for Coetzee to move on?

2014-10-13 10:32

Steve says Western Province coach Allister Coetzee has reached his sell-by date and should move on.

No Boks in Currie Cup a good idea

2014-10-10 13:21

Martin says the Currie Cup should be remain a strength vs strength competition.

Mapoe to skipper Lions

2014-09-11 11:29

Golden Lions head coach Johan Ackermann has named his 22-man side to front Western Province at Ellis Park.

WP geared for Bulls clash

2014-08-14 21:33

Western Province have suffered a double blow ahead of their Currie Cup clash against the Blue Bulls at Newlands.

Bolstered WP to welcome Bulls

2014-08-11 10:10

WP star Rynhardt Elstadt, who has been out since the early stages of Super Rugby, is set to return for the showdown with the Bulls.

SWD shock Western Province

2014-04-26 08:27

The SWD Eagles have shocked Western Province in their Vodacom Cup encounter beating the visitors at Outeniqua Park.

Smal happy to be 'home'

2014-03-31 19:00

Newlands has been his home before, but Gert Smal is relishing the opportunity to once again call Cape Town his rugby home.

Sharks XV overpower WP

2014-03-15 16:44

The Sharks XV have turned in a strong second-half performance to power to a win over Western Province in the Vodacom Cup.

Sharks overpower WP to win

2013-10-26 19:14
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The Sharks have convincingly beaten WP to be crowned Currie Cup champions in front of a jam-packed Newlands.

WP, Sharks eye R1.8m prize

2013-10-25 09:19

Title-holders Western Province host the Sharks this weekend in the first South African Currie Cup final to offer prize money.

Scarra, Bissie sweat over final

2013-10-21 07:25

WP and the Sharks contest the Currie Cup final, but their hookers may be slightly unhappy after the semis, says Rob Houwing.

'It’s ours to lose' - Coetzee

2013-10-17 12:24

WP coach Allister Coetzee says they have no excuse not to go out there and make their supporters proud by securing a home final.

It’s WP’s to lose from here

2013-10-14 09:01
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Back-to-back Currie Cup titles have been rare in recent years, but WP seem well-placed now to pull that off, writes Rob Houwing.

Lions shuffle backline for WP

2013-10-03 11:19

Lions coach Johan Ackermann has made several changes to his starting line-up for their Currie Cup clash against WP.

Coetzee: It was a messy game

2013-09-21 16:21

WP coach Allister Coetzee is disappointed with his side's performance despite the fact that they maintained their unbeaten record.

Coetzee laments TMO call

2013-08-31 11:54
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WP coach Allister Coetzee has lamented a controversial penalty try awarded against his team in their draw with the Golden Lions.

De Jongh fills WP's 'big hole'

2013-08-21 13:32

Springbok Juan de Jongh will start in midfield for WP against Griquas, while Kurt Coleman replaces Gary van Aswegen at flyhalf.

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