Stormers to host Cheetahs at Cape Town Stadium as WP Rugby moves headquarters

Cape Town Stadium. (Photo by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images)

Cape City Stadium. (Picture by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Photographs)

WP Rugby enters a brand new period this weekend when the Stormers transfer away from Newlands to host the Cheetahs in a preparation fixture at Cape City Stadium.

The union introduced on its official website that the Greenpoint venue would be the dwelling base for the Stormers and Western Province going ahead, beginning with Saturday’s fixture.

In future all dwelling matches of WP Rugby’s skilled groups will likely be held on the iconic stadium, which was constructed for the 2010 Soccer World Cup.

Whereas followers will likely be absent within the two preparation video games that the Stormers will play in opposition to the Cheetahs (27 February) and Lions (27 March), they are going to type a part of the motion as quickly as Covid-19 laws enable.

Stormers head coach John Dobson says they’ve been coaching usually at Cape City Stadium during the last yr and are trying ahead to creating it their dwelling.

“It’s a privilege for us to play and practice at a world-class stadium and the gamers are very conversant in the venue.

“We can’t look forward to the trustworthy to have the ability to be part of us at our new dwelling and to see the stands filled with our passionate supporters,” he mentioned.

Western Province Skilled Rugby chairperson Ebrahim Rasool says the transfer to Cape City Stadium indicators the beginning of an thrilling new future.

“We aspire to be world-class groups and types, so it’s becoming that we must always play in a world-class stadium the place our Trustworthy supporters can get pleasure from an unrivalled expertise. All of us look ahead to sharing many pleased recollections at Cape City Stadium,” he mentioned.

Lesley de Reuck, CEO of the Cape City Stadium, says having the Stormers and Western Province as anchor tenants is the realisation of a long-term imaginative and prescient.

“The Stormers and Western Province are sports activities groups which might be synonymous with Cape City and the eagerness of its folks. We’re thrilled to welcome the gamers, coaches, workers and supporters to Cape City Stadium and couldn’t be extra enthusiastic about our future collectively,” he mentioned.

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