Obviously a final at Newlands will mean a lot to the Stormers team. They will have home ground advantage and can play in front of their supporters.
But a final at Newlands will even mean more to the faithful Stormers and Western Province supporters. They have been loyal through good and bad times and the attendance figures of Newlands (in both the Super Rugby Competition as well as the Currie Cup) is the best in South Africa.
I hope and believe that the Stormers will clinch their semi-final match against the Sharks and that a home final await us.
Go Stormers Go!
COME AND SUPPORT WP JUNIOR TEAM
On Saturday the u.19 and u.21 teams of Western Province will be in action during the curtain raisers at Newlands. Both teams started their 2012 campaign with solid victories over strong opponents in the Lions. On Saturday it will be very tough against the Bulls and our youngsters need your support at the stadium.
WELL DONE TO THE WP WOMEN
The Western Province Women’s team made the Union proud last week with a great victory of 18-10 over the Blue Bulls team. Well done girls!!
In Super League A Tygerberg had a sweet victory last week-end when they managed to defeat False Bay. Durbanville/Bellville stayed on the winning path and they have now won 12 matches in a row.
But Durbel must beware – the Matie machine will be back in action this week after a long lay-off. It will be interesting to see how the Maties will perform after their long holiday.
SUPER LEAGUE B
A strong contender for one of the first 2 places in Super League B, Bellville received a big knock when they were trounced by Kuils River. They need to get back on the winning track as soon as possible to stay in the hunt for one of the first 2 spots.
Helderberg are still strong front-runners in this league. Goodwood and Pniel/Villagers have managed some brave performances this season, but they are the teams at the bottom of the log – and they need to get better results quickly, otherwise they will find themselves relegated.
PREMIER LEAGUE A
UWC will also be in action soon after a long winter holiday for the students. Whilst UWC had a rest, Kraaifontein has moved up the log and currently they are in the number 1 spot, but UWC are the favourites to get to the number 1 spot at the end of the season.
PREMIER LEAGUE B
A titanic battle ….. these are the appropriate words to describe the vibe in this league where Macassar and Sir Lowrians are battling it out for the number 1 spot. Franschhoek, Van der Stel, Milnerton and Stelcor are the teams at the bottom of the log, and they will have nail-biting weeks waiting ahead of them. Van der Stel have shown a substantial improvement the last month or so.
Northerns have been impressive the last few weeks and they are currently second on the log – with Manenberg in the first sport. In Division 2 Atlantis and Blue Jets are leaders of the pack, with Violets close on their heels. Masi and Imiqhayi are the respective log leaders in Division 3 and 4.
Vineyard is the pack leaders with Lower Paarl close on their heels.
After round 10 the Maties are the log leaders followed by Busy Bees and United Brothers.
Good luck to all of the teams. As they say in Afrikaans: “Dis nou tyd vir uithaal en wys!”
GOOD WISHES FOR MOSLEM COMMUNITY
Finally – my best wishes for the Muslim Community during their month of Ramadaan.