Western Province

Dream on, Western Province

A lifelong Reds supporter, GAVIN RICH comes out swinging at the WP Board after an official press release equated WP with Liverpool.  READ MORE

Gavin Rich

WP implosion a great thing?

GAVIN RICH believes that the crisis threatening to push Western Province back towards amateurism may turn out to be the best thing to ever happen to rugby in South Africa. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

Will “simple” Boks surprise Eddie?

DAN RETIEF is hopeful the Boks make Eddie Jones eat his words on Saturday when they line up at icy Twickenham for South Africa’s fourth Test against England this year.  READ MORE

Dan Retief

Golden duel in Currie Cup final

BIG DEBATE: The AOR team anticipates which position battle will win the war for the 2018 Currie Cup title at Newlands on Saturday.  READ MORE

Big Debate

Mitch behind Bulls’ last stand

GAVIN RICH recognised John Mitchell’s handiwork in the rush defence and attacking tempo that carried the Bulls to within a whisker of an epic upset in the Newlands semi-final. READ MORE

Gavin Rich

WP good, or Currie Cup bad?

Western Province have skittled all comers this season, BRENDEN NEL applauds the defending champions but questions the quality of the Currie Cup. READ MORE

Brenden Nel

SA rolls away from Kitshoff model

Test-calibre scrum juggernauts such as Steven Kitshoff won’t keep coming off the production line if SA Rugby persists with rolling substitutions in the Currie Cup, writes SIMNIKIWE XABANISA READ MORE

Simnikiwe Xabanisa

Currie Cup weakens Boks

FRESH TAKE: DAWIE BOONZAAIER’s worst fears are realised in a comparison of the current quality of Currie Cup defence to the standard delivered when the Boks were world champions. READ MORE

Dawie Boonzaaier

Hey WP, where’s the money gone?

With stable sponsors and Super Rugby’s best ticket sales, why would Western Province consider a rental agreement to move their headquarters to Cape Town Stadium, asks DAN RETIEF. READ MORE

Dan Retief

24 hours to defuse WP loan saga

STEPHEN NELL explains how a legal timebomb will detonate if Western Province, SA’s richest rugby union, doesn’t provide security for a R44m loan by July 6. READ MORE

Stephen Nell

Pick the best team, not best players

DAN RETIEF uses Western Province’s success in the 80s to explain why Rassie Erasmus should build his Bok team with complementary pieces, and not necessarily the best available players. READ MORE

Dan Retief