Currie Cup

Mbombela blackout highlighted deeper rugby drawback

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Loadshedding occurs at Mbombela Stadium during the Currie Cup encounter between the Pumas and WP. (Gallo Images)
Loadshedding occurs at Mbombela Stadium during the Currie Cup encounter between the Pumas and WP. (Gallo Images)
Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images

 Sport24 chief writer

The fizzling of the floodlights at Mbombela Stadium could hardly have come at a more infuriating time in the gripping Currie Cup match between the Pumas and Western Province.

That sudden spot of drama – the kind of thing that would happen on Friday the 13th, superstitious souls might venture – transpired just as the scoreboard clock reached the tantalising 80th minute of actual playing time.

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Fixtures
Thu 14 Apr 22 13:00 PM (SAST)
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The Windhoek Draught Griquas
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Fri 15 Apr 22 14:45 PM (SAST)
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