Currie Cup

WP to parade their trophy

2014-10-27 09:41
Nizaam Carr with WP fans (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Western Province, the 2014 Currie Cup champions, will parade their trophy through the streets of Cape Town on Tuesday, president Thelo Wakefield has confirmed.

As it happened: WP v Golden Lions

WP beat the Golden Lions 19-16 at Newlands on Saturday to win the Currie Cup for a record 33rd time.

According to Die Burger, the trophy will also travel to Guguletu before being handed to Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille on Wednesday.

"It's a sign that we've done it for the people of the Cape," said an elated Wakefield.

Wakefield earlier last week said the WP coaches won't be sacked if they lost the final.

Wakefield earlier this season demanded that WP win the Currie Cup after the Stormers finished the Super Rugby season in a lowly 11th position - their worst effort since finishing 10th in 2009.

He said at the time that coach Allister Coetzee's position of senior professional coach was being evaluated by Director of Rugby Gert Smal.

Coetzee and his assistants - Robbie Fleck and Matt Proudfoot - responded well and took WP to top spot on the overall Currie Cup log, before winning the trophy.

The trio will now have another shot at glory when they lead the Stormers into battle in next year's Super Rugby competition.

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