WP Club Rugby in full swing and major boost for WP Women’s Rugby

WP Club Rugby is in good spirits with rugby back as we are now a third of the way through most of the leagues, our Women’s rugby continues to gain momentum and coaches education is set for the remainder of the year.

Our DHL WP Rugby Women’s team got a tremendous boost this week with the confirmation that the Tsebo and Thorburn Group has come on board as an associate sponsor. Tsebo is a multinational corporation that includes Tsebo Catering and Thorburn Specialized services.

This partnership will now see special catering services for the squad when they train at the WP Rugby High-Performance Centre in Bellville. The partnership highlights our commitment to the development of Western Province Women’s rugby and falls in line with the High-Performance requirements of athletes who play at this level.

This Friday saw our DHL WP Rugby Women’s Rugby side take on The Blue Bulls Women’s Rugby winning 45-10 at Loftus Versfeld in the SA Rugby Women’s Premier division.

Last Saturday saw the continuation of our women’s rugby festival with nine clubs going head-to-head across the four pools. The festival follows on from the last round played at Hamilton’s rugby club on 30 April 2022. Blue Jets, False Bay, and Brackenfell completed the day unbeaten.

With more than eighty WP Club Rugby fixtures across all our leagues in action and again with a number of derbies. Some of our teams have now played their first match of the season and are still brushing some of the cobwebs off while others are now into full swing.

In Super League, A False Bay, Uni Mil, and UCT currently have a 100% success record, while in Super League B only Helderberg is unbeaten after six rounds and two games in hand. Super League B is proving to be as competitive as predicted as Hands and Heart regained the top spot over Belhar. A number of clubs including SK Walmers, Primrose, and Collegians got their first league matches underway since 2019.

Also now getting their season underway in Super League C were Strand United and Rangers in their respective matches against Kylemore and Morning Star. Rangers got off to a good start with a 27 -24 win over Morning Star while Stand United went down to Kylemore.

This weekend will see a big clash in the Helderberg region as Super League C log leaders Strand and Macassar go head-to-head. Both teams will be fired up for this match and full of confidence after their respective wins over Blue Jets and CPUT last week.

In a typical derby match, Hamediehs welcomed Violets back to the league at Chukker Rd last weekend with Referee David Patterson presiding and Hamediehs winning 11-3.

Back at it for the first time since before lockdown was Titans who took on Rocklands in the Southern league while Lagunya bounced back against first-timers Thistles. The Northern league sees Van der Stel Evergreens unbeaten so far and increasing their lead with their nearest rivals Young Wesley’s in second followed by neighbours Blakes.

This weekend will see a big clash as the two leaders go head-to-head with Van der Stell Evergreens having home ground advantage. After six matches Paarl Rangers are unbeaten in the Paarl region with Lower Paarl in second place.

Good news for our WP Club Rugby members is the release of the next round of coaching course dates. Our next open World Rugby Level One Fifteens course is on 1 July 2022, Level two starts on 15 July 2022, and Level one Sevens coaching course on 5 Aug 2022. All these courses will be held at the High-performance centre in Bellville and the signup deadline is one week prior to the course. Participants should remember to complete their World Rugby passport in advance ( Click here ). If you are interested in doing this course please click here to sign up now.