Cape Town -
One of the stars of Western Province’s Currie Cup campaign was arrested on
suspicion of drunk driving last weekend.
According to Tuesday's Cape Times, the 20-year-old backline player was arrested at 01:10 on Sunday morning after
he was stopped at Faure Marine Drive in Gordon’s Bay.
The player was reportedly on his way home after attending a farewell of a WP team-mate who is off to Australia to play for the Western Force in next year's Super Rugby tournament.
The player was set to appear in the Strand Magistrate's Court after his blood
alcohol levels were above the legal limit.
The WP Rugby Union on Monday confirmed that one of its players had been
arrested, but declined to comment further.
"WP Rugby fully supports safe and responsible road usage.
"WP Rugby will also support the player, who has an exemplary disciplinary
record to date, through its employee assistance programme.
"The matter is currently being investigated by the authorities.
"Western Province Rugby thus regards the matter as sub-judice and neither
WP Rugby, nor the player, will comment further," the union said in a
statement released on its website.