WP Rugby on Thursday confirmed that Newlands Rugby Stadium will be the venue for a further high profile fixture this year.
On Friday 9 June, Corné Krige will lead a Vodacom WP Corné Krige XV into battle against a star studded World XV.
The World XV, who also take on the Springboks on Saturday 3 June in Johannesburg, will be made up of high profile internationals including Carlos Spencer, Justin Marshall, Olivier Magne, Thomas Castaignede and Joe Roff.
The fixture is a testimonial match for Corné Krige. “Corné is a player that led from the front and always put his body on the line. Having captained every single WP representative side from u/13 to senior level, as well as the Stormers and the Springboks, we felt it fitting to bestow this honour,” said WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd MD Rob Wagner.
Corné Krige Stats:
WP Debut: 1996 vs N Tvl
WP Caps: 73 (24 as captain)
WP Points: 43 (8t, 1dg)
Super 12 Debut: 1996 vs NSW
Super 12 Caps: 61 (52 as captain)
Super 12 Points: 25 (5t)
Springbok Debut: 1999 vs Italy
Springbok Caps: 39 (18 as captain)
Springbok Points: 10 (2t)
The match will be the culmination of a week of festivities, which will include a dinner and a golf day with both teams as hosts.
Both the Vodacom WP XV and the World XV will host a development clinic and a percentage of all funds generated from the three projects will be donated to Corné’s charity of choice: Reach for a dream.
“WP has always been in my blood. Rugby is and always will be my passion and WP my home. I am honoured to once again lead a WP team onto the hallowed ground of Newlands and look forward to providing the supporters with an outstanding evening of festival rugby against some of the best in the game,” said Corné Krige.
Tickets will be available through Shoprite Checkers money market counters nationwide. Current WP season ticket holders have a preferential booking window (18 April to 8 May) and public sales of tickets open on 9 May. Tickets are available at R120 for seated, R60 for unreserved seating (Grand Stand field side seating) and R50 for standing.