Details of WP Rugby’s dire financial state, including how it suffered an operating loss of more than R12m in 2015, have emerged.
The Western Province Rugby Football Union applied for and obtained a court order for a provisional liquidation of their commercial arm.
Rugby writer Jacques van der Westhuyzen says the major challenge for the Cheetahs in the next few months will be to build their depth.
Cheetahs flyhalf Niel Marais steered his team to their first Currie Cup title since 2007 in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
Cheetahs boss Franco Smith will be hoping the experience gained by many of his players in last year’s Varsity Cup final will rub off on their teammates when his side come up against the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup title decider in Bloemfontein on Saturday. And leading the charge will be none other than the man who played such
Bulls will head into the Currie Cup final feeling confident they can deliver the fatal blow to a Cheetahs side that has had a relatively easy ride to the ultimate match.
A late try by replacement scrumhalf Ivan van Zyl changed all of that and secured a 36-30 win for the Bulls over Western Province in their Currie Cup semi-final clash at Loftus.
Jamba Ulengo is the quietest member of the current Blue Bulls team but often gets the loudest cheer at Loftus Versfeld.