Wakefield demands Currie Cup win

July 16, 2014
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Western Province Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield says winning the 2014 Currie Cup is “non-negotiable” for the Capetonians, wites Sport24

Photo by: Rugby365

Photo by: Rugby365

Wakefield was left upset after the Stormers finished the Super Rugby season in a lowly 11th position - their worst effort since finishing 10th in 2009.

Wakefield, in an interview with the Cape Times, saidAllister Coetzee‘s position of senior professional coach is currently being evaluated by Director of Rugby Gert Smal and that a decision on whether Coetzee will again take charge of the WP Currie Cup team is yet to be made.

It was reported earlier this year that Vodacom Cup coach John Dobson would take over the Currie Cup duties.

Wakefield said they will do everything necessary to prevent a repeat of what happened in Super Rugby this year, starting with the upcoming Currie Cup.

He said the coaches must understand that winning the Currie Cup this year is “non-negotiable” and that a repeat of what happened in Super Rugby this year “will not be accepted”.

Wakefield acknowledged that injuries played a big role in hampering the Stormers’ season, but said there will be no excuses next season as the union aims to improve its attendance figures.

WP start their Currie Cup campaign against the Eastern Province Kings in Port Elizabeth on August 8.

WP lost the Currie Cup final 33-19 at home to the Sharks last year.

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  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 16th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    So what will happen? he will put Dobson in for CC and blame him if they do not win and AC will keep his job….and stay to live another year giving us SuperShit with the Stormers..

    Ye great plan

  2. avatar Craven says:
    July 16th, 2014 at 1:46 pm


    Thelo will resign in a cloud of shame?

  3. avatar Kevin Rack says:
    July 16th, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Exactly like typical useless ass covering politicians that are leeching off rugby.

    How about I back my decisions as the manager and if my team lose I will resign? Come on scab put your neck on the line….take responsibility as the rot starts at the top.

  4. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 17th, 2014 at 7:23 am

    I heard someone said he had the same speech last year…

  5. avatar Methos The French Stormer says:
    July 17th, 2014 at 9:10 am

    Wish old Thelo falls on his sword. Mind you it will have to be a long one…

  6. avatar Bekke says:
    July 17th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    A bit of a fat neck to stick out…gravy train is certainly paying well.

  7. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    July 19th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    WP want to be Better…..

  8. avatar bryce_in_oz says:
    July 19th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Thelo Wakefield… fat fcuk… he should be pissing off before AC…

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