Wakefield new WP president

2012-04-03 15:31

Cape Town - Thelo Wakefield is officially the new Acting President of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) after Tobie Titus resigned.

Titus resigned his position as president in order for him to take up his position as a member of the Executive Council of SARU.

Wakefield will now immediately take over all responsibilities to the position.



  • Lionel - 2012-04-03 15:48

    Oh my soul,no please not this man,the one that said there was no transformation in WP/Stormers rugby a couple of months ago.

      Pierre - 2012-04-03 15:54

      Now, now Lionel, dont shoot the messanger! What an awesome choice, everything about the WP just awesome!

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 15:55

      He will be fine but what about WP RUGBY.......LOL

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 16:00

      Gloat as much as you want guys,still my team!!!!

      Pierre - 2012-04-03 16:04

      Were not gloating, choking with laughter maybe, but defenitely not gloating. Awesome.

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 16:05

      Raven,its all about comments that were made in the past that comes to ones mind and now the idiot is in the chair to change things for what I see as the worse!!!!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 16:08

      @Pierre,Choking with laughter,not as much as I am after checking out your FB page!!!

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 16:16

      Why not???Why do you know whats on Pierre's page,you have a peak???You wanna tell me you've never looked at anybody's FB on here???

      Jahendel - 2012-04-03 16:25

      @Pierre WTF is that...

      Lionel - 2012-04-03 16:42

      Interesting times ahead my friend,very interesting!!!!

  • Nick - 2012-04-03 17:02

    Well said Saffa! The WPRFU are an absolute joke - a mockery of a once-proud Union! Think about what Jan "Bull" Pickard achieved in his time - and how he went about it - then compare his era with these total bumbling, blithering, idiots and bottom-feeding Barbel... It's all about politics and chip-on-the-shoulder driven political agenda's - and other agenda's! They have knowingly minimised WP and the Currie Cup - and for that, coming from the oldest provincial union in SA and one of the oldest in the world - in the oldest and proudest, and richest in tradition and history provincial rugby competition in the world - is an absolute disgrace!! Then again - it's to be expected from the current crop of lay-abouts and salary-thieves!

      Terence - 2012-04-03 17:16

      The future looks bleak for this once mighty union.

  • Saffa - 2012-04-03 18:51


  • Neutedop - 2012-04-04 08:59

    Guys, Thelo have WP in his blood. He went from baggage boy to Prez in a long career. Anybody who have met him, will tell you that he is a great guy, and love WP the same as I do. (And for the record, I am a white WP supporter). Give the guy a chance - he is waaaay better than Tobie GivemeajobintheANC Titus!

      Pieter - 2012-04-04 10:41

      OK, net omdat jy so sê sal ek hom 'n kans gee, maar daai stupid comment van hom dat WP nie genoeg doen vir transformation nie, daai comment het gestick by my!! Ek sou gelike het om n prezzie te hê wat bietjie sportbestuur agtergrond het en ook bietjie business sense. Die corporate wereld is vol sharks, en ek weet nie of ou Thelo genoeg goêns het nie...

      Neutedop - 2012-04-04 11:02

      Wel, op daardie vlak gaan hy kort skiet. Hoop maar die regte mense is rondom hom. Maar ja, daardie comment was belaglik, en baie slegte timing. Ek hooop maar daardie was om die ANC happy te hou, en dat dit lyk of daar iets daaraan gedoen word. Maar met Juan, Gio, Bryan en Kholisi se vorm, kan ons darem trots sê daardie ouens is nie kwotas nie, maar verdien hul plek. PS - baie bly Bryan begin vertroue terug te kry.

      Saffa - 2012-04-04 12:17

      @Pieter - there are MANY administrators down here with the qualifications you speak of and the experience to boot - all races, lanuages and backgrounds........that is why my blood boils......why are THEY not used?

  • Martin - 2012-04-04 14:26

    I have known Thelo since 1990. He was then President of Kuilsriver Rugby (the non-white team) and when the "white" club and the "coloured" club from same town joined, he was our first president. Interestingly enough he was assigned to the Wallaby team that arrived here in 95 as World Champs for our World Cup. Their designated liason from SARU or something like that. He brought some of the Wallabies to our club and it was great for us. Also took me as a player with him as his guest to WP President's Suite at Newlands. Recall him introducing me to a then very young WP player called Bobby Skinstad, who had just received his first sponsored vehicle. Some white Opel or another cheapie:) He was always a very good administrator and has come through the ranks. I am a white guy and he treated all of us with the same professionalism and respect. I hope he is a great success.

  • Salome - 2012-04-04 14:57

    Pieter, Saffa,Lionel & kie,as jul bietjie moeite sal doen om Thelo se CV in die hande te kry, sal jul al die antwoorde op jul skerp,snedige vrae & kritiek daarin kry, a-z. Go Thelo!!

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