Krige takes on the World

Corne Krige is eager to lock horns with the World XV when he captains a WP XV in his benefit match at Newlands on 9 June.

“They are a very good team, and I was surprised to hear they went down so heavily against England as the Baa-Baas,” Krige told keo.co.za. “They struggled against a well-structured side, but will get better with each passing game.”

A week after the star-studded World XV take on the Springboks, they play a Krige Benefit XV at Newlands. “Obviously, it will be an exhibition match,” said Krige, “and it will be good for the crowd to see the likes of Carlos Spencer, Joe Roff and Justin Marshall.”

The World XV will not be the only side boasting a lot of old heroes, as Krige has included a number of former WP stalwarts like Bob Skinstad and Hottie Louw in his side. This may be the last time local fans see them on a rugby pitch.

“It will be extremely competitive. I mean, we’re playing in the blue and white hoops, so there’s a lot to play for,” said Krige. “Everyone dreams of coming back to Newlands for one more game.”

After this fixture, Krige will hang up his boots and focus on his career with his company, Manela Media Advertising, which is based in Cape Town.

By Jon Cardinelli