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The launch for the WP Club Rugby Sevens tournament will take place at the Tsogo Sun Newlands on Tuesday 20th of September, by Danny Jones

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All participating clubs’ delegates will be in attendance as well as members of the WPRFU EXCO and WPRFU Club Rugby department.

Building on the success of last year’s event, this year’s edition is aiming to go bigger and better than its predecessor.

The teams competing have expanded to 36 and are made up of 25 Super League teams as well as the Regional clubs in a highly diverse playing field.

Score Energy Drinks are the title sponsor of the six-week showpiece which has already heightened expectation for the event which kicks off on the 8th October at Goodwood Rugby Club.

The Bestmed School of Excellence U15 Grant Khomo trials concluded on Wednesday. Successive trials were held at Stellenberg High School with the aim being to identify talent for next year’s Grant Khomo Week.

Credit must go to School of Excellence Manager Wilfred Cupido and his team of coaches and selectors who have done a wonderful job in nurturing our young talent.

The DHL Western Province Women’s team will face defending champions Border in the Final of the SA Rugby Women’s Interprovincial Competition, at the BCM Stadium in East London on Saturday, 17 September.

Best of luck to Head Coach Thembani Ngubelanga and his team, we are right behind you!
The race for the President’s Cup final heats up this weekend with the semi-finals being contested between the top four teams in Super Leagues A, B, and C.

In the Super League A semi-finals, there are two titanic clashes as League Champions False Bay host Vics while Maties take on rivals Hamiltons.

Reigning SLA Champions False Bay meanwhile has a potential banana skin matchup against Vics this weekend. Vics demolished reigning Gold Cup champions Durbell in their quarterfinal clash and will be looking to add another high profile scalp in the form of SLA Champions False Bay.

In the Super League B semifinals, Champions Union-Milnerton will be hoping to make their third consecutive trip to DHL Newlands when they take on Bellville at Theo Marais Park.

The other semifinal has the potential to be one of the games of the weekend as Pniel Villagers host Hamlets. Expect a feast of running rugby between these two sides.

In the Super League C semifinals, League Champions Rangers host Langa at Surrey Estate knowing they will have a battle on their hands as the visitors are no pushovers. The other semifinal will see Paarl host Franschhoek United.

All games have been moved forward and will kick-off at 15h30 on Saturday.

The President’s Cup Finals, which are sponsored by Totalsports, Treble Group, Powerade, Deep Heat, Castle Lager, TJ’s Lekka Braai and Cape Rugby TV, will take place at DHL Newlands on Heritage Day, 24th September.

This weekend is the final of the Top 8 President’s Cup at City Park. The day will see a triple-header of finals between teams in Super Leagues A, B, and C.

Raithby Universals and Strand United will contest the Super League C final at 13h00. That will be followed by the Super League B final between Hands & Heart and Young Peoples at 14h15. UCT and SK Walmers will contest the final game of the day at 15h30.

We’re looking forward to a stellar day at the home of WP Club Rugby, City Park.

The DHL WP Currie Cup returns to DHL Newlands facing the Pumas hoping to restore some lost pride after their defeat to the Lions last week. The DHL WP U19 and U21 Currie Cup teams will face the Leopards and play the curtain raisers at 12noon and 14h15 respectively. We appeal to all supporters to come out and support our teams on Saturday.

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