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WP to parade trophy in CBD

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The victorious DH Western Province rugby team be driven through the streets of Cape Town, Mitchells Plain and Gugulethu on an open-top bus on Monday for Capetonians to join in the Currie Cup celebrations.  Western Province were crowned Currie Cup champions following a nailbiting 19-16 win against the Golden Lions at Newlands on Saturday evening.

The Western Cape Government has congratulated the Western Province Rugby team on their victory over the Golden Lions in the Currie Cup final on Saturday.

“Sport is one of the great unifiers of our country, and on Saturday, we could certainly feel the sense of pride of our Capetonians, with blue and white shirts worn everywhere and cries of “WP, jou lekker ding” echoing down the streets,” said the Western Cape department of sport.

“It was a great moment when the final whistle blew and we knew the Currie Cup would return to our province for the next year. We also want to thank them for being such great role-models for our younger generation. Aspiring sport stars look up to these athletes and are encouraged when they see their successes. We hope that they will continue to inspire young players to follow in their footsteps.

“We encourage the people of the province to show their appreciation and support for our rugby team by joining in today’s festivities. Let us unite and continue supporting all our provincial sports men, women and teams as they compete at a national and international level.”

The procession will be at City Hall from approximately 11:00 for the handover.  VOC

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