Good start with an iconic victory for our DHL WP Currie Cup at the Athlone Stadium, Women’s rugby shining

This weekend sees plenty of club rugby action and is already off to a good start with an iconic victory for our DHL WP Currie Cup at the Athlone Stadium, Women’s rugby shining, club education and youth trials continuing.

With more than one hundred and thirty fixtures on the cards for the weekend, it’s going to be an exciting and busy weekend for Western Province Rugby including some matches we could consider to be derbies.

With UCT and Matie at the top of the log and UCT currently unbeaten, it does seem that students have kicked off any possible Varsity Cup fatigue and are now well into the swing of things. This weekend will however be a good test as Villagers who are currently fourth on the log host UCT. With both teams currently scoring five tries per game on average this match promises to be filled with action.

Also in Super League A Tygerberg who are currently fifth on the log will be looking to bounce back after their loss to Brackenfell last weekend and could go ahead of Maties as the students have a bye. Tygerberg will be looking to take advantage of having the Tiere fans at Florida Park as their sixteenth man.

Brackenfell, currently ranked sixth with 10 log points, will host Hamlets, who find themselves in the 15th position with 2 log points as they travel to Bracenkfell.

Fans can expect a big game when Kuilsriver hosts False Bay at Jagtershof, False Bay as current Super League A Champs are currently in thirteenth place with the Kuila Boys only one position ahead in twelfth.

After NTK’s loss to Maties last week they will be pushing to justify their position in Super League A after again narrowly avoiding relegation last year when they this weekend face UWC who themselves will be looking to get their first win on the board.

Moving to Super League B, fifth-ranked Kylemore, with 6 log points, will clash with Langa, who is yet to secure a point this season. Seventh-placed Strand, with 5 log points, will go up against fourth placed Belhar at Gustrow.

Additionally in Super League B we see what many will consider a derby match as Collegians will face a tough challenge against old rivals Primrose at Accordian Park. The history between these two teams goes deep and this match promises to be everything and more, while also in Super League B SK Walmers will be up against Paarl at the Faure Stadium.

Hands & Heart will be confident after their win over Collegians when they meet second-placed Bellville at home ground. Bellville will be looking to bounce back after their loss to All Saints who this week travel to Vineyards.

Goodwood remains the only unbeaten side in Super League C and this week travels to Blue Stars and amongst other matches. In the Northern League fans can expect a derby feel when Raithby Univerals host Sir Lowrians.

The Paarl region will see a big match and a definite derby as Paarl Rangers goes head to head with Lower Paarl. With both these teams as regular Paarl region finalists this will be one to not miss. Lower Paarl will be looking to bounce back after their loss to new log leaders Young Gardens.

In the Women’s League, where Eersterivier host UWC in a match that will be buzzing with excitement as fans come out to support their favorite female athletes and witness the growth of women’s rugby in the Western Province.

Our DHL WP Rugby Women’s side has a well-deserved rest this weekend and will still be full of smiles after their recent win over rivals Boland in Hawston in the SA Rugby Women’s Premier division last week.

This Friday saw our DHL WP Rugby Currie Cup side walk away from thier first ever match at the Athlone Stadium with a solid result as we beat the Airlink Pumas 22-14 in the SA Rugby Currie Cup match.

To allow for adequate preparation at the DHL Stadium for the Vodacom URC finals our DHL Currie Cup side moves their activities to the Athlone stadium for the next two weeks.

Western Province is off course buzzing with the news that our DHL Stormers have now made it to a second final in the Vodacom URC and net week face Munster in what will no doubt be a sell-out at the DHL Stadium.

This weekend sees us host yet another World Rugby level one coaching course at Newlands and our next course also for fifteens will be on 7 June 2023. Click here to sign up now Please click here to sign up now.