It looks like a gone conclusion that Western Province Union will make the move to Cape Town Stadium from Newlands. In an exclusive interview with WP President Netwerk24 has reported that fans should say their goodbyes to Newlands as the move can happen as soon as 2019.
It is no secret that WP Rugby are in talks with Cape Town Metro on the move to Cape Town stadium and this for Wakefield is a business decision which is rather when than if it will happen.
Before the All Blacks test at Newlands Wakefield said in the media that this will be the last test at the iconic stadium.
With WP Rugby financially in trouble for the past few years it has been a move that was expected and part of professional sport. The World Cup 2023 bid also showed the writing on the wall when SARU in their bid put Cape Town Stadium and not Newlands up as one of the stadiums.
Everything points that 2018 will be the farewell season for Newlands in it’s long history with South African rugby.
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