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October 31, 2012

WP rugby brings Currie Cup home to proud Cape Town

Capetonians sure know how to celebrate their winning team Western Province Rugby… with a colourful street parade along the roads of the Mother City on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.

Western Province Rugby's Deon Fourie proudly shows off the Currie Cup trophy to Executive Mayor Patricia De Lille, Western Cape Premier Helen Zille and adoring fans.

The WP Street Parade was attended by ardent supporters along Strand Street in the city centre

The triumphant players, who beat KwaZulu-Natal's Sharks with a staggering 25 – 18 in the Currie Cup Final on Saturday, October 27, 2012, were met with great fanfare at the iconic City Hall by supporters, Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille and Western Cape Premier Helen Zille.

Their blood is blue and white... Province!

This was the first claim to victory for the Western Province team against the Sharks in 11 years.

Deon Fourie, who captained the team during the final on Saturday, lifted the golden chalice up to adoring fans who heartily chanted “Province” and "WP, Jou Lekker Ding” in response. Many of the fans declared their blood to be blue and white, in honour of the winning team.

We followed the street parade with the players on a City Sightseeing Cape Town Bus along Adderley, Wale and Strand Streets and chatted to a few proud WP supporters about this accomplishment:

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