Cape Town - The Western Province Rugby Union wants to investigate why three of its brightest young stars will leave to join the Golden Lions next season.
Sport24 recently reported that Gianni Lombard (fullback), Manuel Rass (centre) and Khanya Ncusane (No 8) would be heading north next year.
The three Paarl Boys’ High scholars were stars for Western Province’s Under-18 side during last week’s Craven Week, where the Cape side defeated the Golden Lions in the unofficial final at Kearsney College near Durban.
But the trio will next year join the very same team they helped defeat 27-20 at the Craven Week.
And WP president Thelo Wakefield is not happy with this.
“It’s sad that we’ll be losing them. We’ll investigate why it happened. We’re not just going to leave it there,” Wakefield told Netwerk24.
“We want to look at the role of people working with the players. The ones that we hold onto need to develop into gems. Our kids showed at the youth weeks that we have fantastic depth and that we can depend on them.”
Not only did WP dominate the Under-18 Craven Week, they were also the unofficial champions at the Under-18 Academy Week as well as the Under-13 Craven Week.