WPRU to say goodbye to Newlands?

Thelo Wakefield (Gallo Images)
Thelo Wakefield (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - The Western Province Rugby Union (WPRU) looks set to move to the Cape Town Stadium and leave Newlands behind.

According to Netwerk24, an official agreement has not been signed, but WPRFU president Thelo Wakefield said it was a 'business decision' to be finalised in the near future.

Despite the news, both the Stormers and Western Province are expected to remain at Newlands next year, and Wakefield could not confirm if the move will be made as early as 2019.

"I know there are emotions involved, but in the end that does not pay the bills. It is inevitable that we move ... If our vision is to be the leading union in the world, we must also have world-class facilities," he said.

The Cape Town Stadium was built to stage matches at the 2010 Soccer World Cup and will play host the South African leg of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series on December 9-10, 2017.

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