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It's a new era - Stormers ready for fresh start at Cape Town Stadium, says coach

26 February 2021 2:12 PM
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DHL Stormers
WP Rugby Union
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John Dobson

Stormers coach John Dobson says the team is ready for its exciting new chapter at Cape Town Stadium when they clash against the Cheetahs this Saturday.

It's a new era for rugby in Western Province as the Stormers play their first match at the iconic stadium in Green Point.

RELATED: Cape Town rugby fans bid farewell to Newlands, WP's last game at the old stadium

The Cape Town Stadium officially became the new home of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) this month after the union said goodbye to the Newlands Rugby Stadium.

Dobson says the club and WP Rugby are ready to put the negative publicity behind them to focus on this new chapter.

RELATED: Kolisi confirms departure from WP Rugby: 'Now is the time to spread my wings'

It's a new era, we've had quite a bit of negative publicity for a while now and it's nice to start with something fresh and exciting like playing on that surface tomorrow.

John Dobson, Coach - Western Province and DHL Stormers

We've been training there a bit, it's a brilliant facility.

John Dobson, Coach - Western Province and DHL Stormers

Comparing Newlands and Cape Town Stadium is just not comparing like for like. They are different. One is historical and traditional, the crowd is close. It's completely different from Green Point - just the feel is so different.

 John Dobson, Coach - Western Province and DHL Stormers

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26 February 2021 2:12 PM
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Rugby
Cape Town Stadium
DHL Stormers
WP Rugby Union
WP Rugby
John Dobson

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