WP won’t rush stadium decision

WP president Tobie Titus says it will be a long time yet before the union makes a final decision regarding a move to the Cape Town Stadium.

On Thursday, Die Burger, reported that Western Province was once again in talks with Cape Town’s City Council about a possible move to the Green Point venue. Titus has since responded on WP’s official website.

‘Whilst we continue to remain open to considering our position, a considerable number of important elements would need to be resolved, including what the best financial model for WP Rugby would be,’ Titus said.

‘Any decision would need to be taken by the General Council of the WPRFU. At the moment no such decision has been taken and no such decision is pending. WPRFU will continue to play all official league Super Rugby, Currie Cup and Test rugby at Newlands.’

The Cape Town Stadium boasts a capacity of 55 000. Newlands hosted close to 50 000 fans for the Super Rugby semi-final earlier this year.