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Mounting debt, threat to Stormers' future: Fears Newlands heritage saga 'will kill' WP rugby

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Newlands Rugby Stadium (Gallo).
Newlands Rugby Stadium (Gallo).

Fears are mounting the application to render Newlands Rugby Stadium a provincial heritage site "will kill" rugby in the province and scupper championship team the Stormers' future.

Former Springbok Wynand Claassen and three other associates brought an application to the Western Cape government to have Newlands declared a provincial heritage site in June last year.

The application came days before the SA Rugby-appointed administrator to the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU), Rian Oberholzer, finalised a winning bid to sell the stadium.

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