Message from the SA Rugby President
Good afternoon and welcome to this Currie Cup match, proudly brought to you by DirectAxis Financial Services.
The Currie Cup is one of the oldest competitions in world rugby, and we are delighted that the rich history, tradition and passion associated with the competition and trophy still remains following the tournament’s inception in 1891.
In the coming weeks the teams will give everything in the name of their team-mates and their provinces, and for all of the players it will mark a memorable occasion.
Holding the Currie Cup aloft remains one of the biggest honours and achievements for teams in South African rugby, and we are excited to see the participating sides stake a claim for a place in the final stages in attempt to reach this feat.
Once again every game will be vital and every point will count as the competition features an action-packed single round.
I would like to wish the teams and match officials good luck for the match and for the rest of the competition, and I have no doubt that they will deliver a high standard of rugby.
A big word of thanks also to our sponsor, DirectAxis Financial Services, now in their fourth year of sponsoring the Currie Cup. Without their support, this competition would not be possible.
Thanks to the fans who have come to the stadium to support these teams. You are not only showing your support for them, but for the Currie Cup and South African rugby, and for that we are very grateful.
Your support will assist us in ensuring that the Currie Cup remains steeped in history as one of the greatest competitions in the world, and one that your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren will be passionate about for many years to come.
I would like to extend a special thanks to the provincial unions for all your hard work to ensure that your teams are well equipped to do their best on the field and for your contribution to keeping South African rugby fresh and exciting.
Enjoy the rugby!
SA Rugby President