ARTICLES RELATING TO WP

WP say farewall to front row trio

2014-10-30 14:13

Western Province have paid tribute to three front rankers - Pat Cilliers, Brok Harris and Tiaan Liebenberg - who have left the union.

Stonehouse: De Jongh, Kolbe unlucky

2014-10-30 12:00

Pumas coach Jimmy Stonehouse believes WP's Juan de Jongh and Cheslin Kolbe are the two unluckiest players not to make the Bok squad.

Thelo thanks loyal WP fans

2014-10-29 13:28

Western Province Rugby Football Union president has thanked fans for their loyal support throughout the season.

Catrakilis: Smal is with the times

2014-10-29 09:18

WP flyhalf Demetri Catrakilis says Director of Rugby Gert Smal has made a difference since he joined the union.

Kolbe: Exciting times at WP

2014-10-28 17:41

Fullback Cheslin Kolbe is excited about the future of Western Province rugby following the union’s victorious Currie Cup campaign.

WP hooker calls it a day

2014-10-28 07:20

Injuries have forced Springbok and Western Province hooker Tiaan Liebenberg to call time on his rugby career.

Kaplan praises ref Joubert

2014-10-27 15:08

Retired SA referee Jonathan Kaplan has praised the overall performance of Craig Joubert in this past weekend's Currie Cup final.

Mallett: Catrakilis was 'metronomic'

2014-10-27 09:41

Nick Mallett has lauded the performance of WP's Demetri Catrakilis after their win over the Lions.

Lions' scrum plan for Newlands

2014-10-24 12:00
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The Golden Lions have targeted the engine room - and more specifically the scrums - as they prepare for the Currie Cup final.

Fans say it will be the Lions!

2014-10-24 09:10

The Golden Lions will walk away with the honours in Saturday's Currie Cup final, if Sport24's readers are to be believed...

Nerves not getting to Lions

2014-10-23 22:31

Excitement rather than nerves is building ahead of the Currie Cup final, according to Golden Lions captain Warren Whiteley.

Varsity Cup births 29 finalists

2014-10-23 14:45

The Currie Cup final between WP and the Golden Lions will feature 29 players who have graduated from the Varsity Cup.

Stats show Lions supremacy

2014-10-23 13:02

WP may enjoy the home-ground advantage, but the Golden Lions hold the upper hand stats-wise heading into the Currie Cup final.

Lions name side for Newlands

2014-10-23 11:28

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann has announced his team for their Currie Cup final against Western Province in Cape Town.

WP aim to banish final ghosts

2014-10-23 05:00

In search of their first victory in a home final at Newlands since 2001, WP will have to tame a rampant Golden Lions side.

Mallett calls for fair referee

2014-10-22 14:32

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett has called for a strong refereeing performance in the Currie Cup final between WP and the Lions.

Lions' brand excites Whiteley

2014-10-22 12:30

Golden Lions captain Warren Whiteley believes his team is finding a great balance between attack and defence.

Wiese: WP to nick it

2014-10-22 11:25

Former Bok and Golden Lions lock Kobus Wiese believes the hostile Newlands crowd could be the difference in the Currie Cup final.

Scrums could decide Cup final

2014-10-22 07:44

WP should start as favourites, but scrums could play a major role in the Currie Cup final, says Sharks coach Brad Mac­Leod-Henderson.

Lions not falling for mind games

2014-10-21 20:30
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Johan Ackermann was having none of the mind games that he believes WP have been playing ahead of the Currie Cup final.

Lions will win Currie Cup - Bullet

2014-10-21 05:00

James Dalton believes the Golden Lions superior scrum will lay the foundation for a victory in the Currie Cup final.

Win or lose, WP coaches safe

2014-10-20 14:28

Western Province president Thelo Wakefield says the WP coaches won't be sacked if they lose the Currie Cup final to the Lions.

Coetzee: Catrakilis our No 1

2014-10-20 11:49

WP are unlikely to opt for Kurt Coleman at flyhalf ahead of Demetri Catrakilis in the Currie Cup final against the Lions.

Mallett: WP must give Coleman a go

2014-10-20 07:36

Nick Mallett says WP should consider giving Kurt Coleman a run in the Currie Cup final.

WP's first half effort hailed

2014-10-19 17:04

WP's good start and half-time lead effectively put the match beyond the reach of Blue Bulls in their Currie Cup semi-final.

 

WP set sights on Pumas prop

2014-10-30 12:01

Currie Cup champions Western Province are reportedly in he process of signing Pumas tighthead prop Vincent Koch.

Currie Cup: WP best supported

2014-10-30 09:17

Currie Cup champions Western Province were the best supported team during this year's competition.

Stormers want Senatla for S15

2014-10-29 11:49

WP boss Gert Smal is hoping a deal can be negotiated allowing Seabelo Senatla to play Super Rugby for the Stormers.

De Kock excited to face WP

2014-10-29 07:50

Former Western Province scrumhalf Neil de Kock is relishing the prospect of facing his former side in London next month.

WP's new Bok duo over the moon

2014-10-28 10:27

WP's Seabelo Senatla and Nizaam Carr are over the moon after being included in the Springbok squad for the year-end tour to Europe.

Coetzee: We're ready for S15

2014-10-27 18:14
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Western Province coach Allister Coetzee believes they can carry the momentum gained from winning the Currie Cup into Super Rugby.

WP to parade their trophy

2014-10-27 09:41

Western Province, the 2014 Currie Cup champions, will parade their trophy through the streets of Cape Town on Tuesday.

As it happened: WP v Golden Lions

2014-10-25 16:30

LIVE and interactive coverage of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup final between WP and the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Balie's comments upset WP

2014-10-24 10:39
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Western Province are a bit perturbed by the fact that Balie Swart, a SARU scrum consultant, has praised the Golden Lions scrum.

The Great WP-Lions Debate!

2014-10-24 09:07

WP v Golden Lions at Newlands for the 2014 Absa Currie Cup title. Who's it going to be? Sport24's 'experts' have their say...

Taute cleared for final return

2014-10-23 20:07

Nizaam Carr and Jaco Taute have both been named in the WPe run-on team to face the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup final.

Bench: WP, Lions both gamble

2014-10-23 14:04

The Lions have mightier pack subs and WP better backline replacements for the final, says Rob Houwing.

WP pick team for final

2014-10-23 12:32

WP coach Allister Coetzee has kept the changes to a minimum for the Currie Cup final against the Golden Lions at Newlands.

Rhodes backs no Boks scenario

2014-10-23 09:13

WP flank Michael Rhodes is happy with the fact that the Springboks aren't allowed to return during the latter rounds of the Currie Cup.

Lions a team of happy 'rejects'

2014-10-22 21:00

Despite facing their toughest game, Johan Ackermann’s band of “rejects” have the world is at their feet at the moment.

WP-Lions: 4 gripping duels

2014-10-22 13:31

Collectively, the Currie Cup finalists look hard to separate ... here are some duels, suggested by Rob Houwing, to tilt it.

Krige: Carr key to a WP win

2014-10-22 12:30

Former Western Province captain Corne Krige says it's important for WP that Nizaam Carr plays in the Currie Cup final.

Final tickets selling fast

2014-10-22 10:13

Tickets to the final of the 2014 Absa Currie Cup between WP and the Golden Lions at Newlands are selling fast.

Why WP may be less nervy

2014-10-21 23:37

Several WP players sport useful ‘final knowledge’ going into the showpiece game against the Lions, writes Rob Houwing.

Coetzee labels Lions favourites

2014-10-21 09:24

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee says the Golden Lions will go into the Currie Cup final at Newlands as favourites.

Carr cleared for final run

2014-10-20 20:35

WP's injury concerns ahead of the Currie Cup final at Newlands against the Golden Lions are almost a thing of the past.

Joubert to ref Currie Cup final

2014-10-20 13:03

Craig Joubert will take charge of the Currie Cup final between Western Province and the Golden Lions at Newlands.

WP hold breath on Carr

2014-10-20 09:03

Western Province are sweating over the availability of No 8 Nizaam Carr ahead of the Currie Cup final against the Golden Lions.

WP, Lions set for thrilling final

2014-10-19 21:46

With the Golden Lions scoring six tries and WP three in their Currie Cup semi-final triumphs, the final promises to be entertaining.

Coach praises Lions bench

2014-10-19 15:00

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann believes the impact his substitutes resulted in their semi-final victory over the Sharks.

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