WP to investigate crowd behaviour

WP Rugby have instigated a full investigation into the incidents of poor behaviour at Newlands during Saturday’s match against the Crusaders.

Rob Wagner, WP Rugby’s Managing Director, said: “We would like to apologise to any members of the crowd who were inconvenienced in any way on Saturday. We will never condone bad behaviour from anyone in the crowd at Newlands.

“There seems to be a history of incidents when the Stormers and the Crusaders play at Newlands and we are already in conversation with all role-players to ensure that we do not have a repeat of this in the future.”

Injured wing Bryan Habana was with the team on Saturday and condemned the actions of the Crusaders-supporting South Africans in the crowd.

He tweeted: ‘I highly doubt there’s any place in the world where you get booed off your bus, at your home stadium, by your “fellow” countrymen. If I had the money I would happily buy all these “Cape Crusaders” a one way ticket to Christchurch!! And yet there are so many amazing, passionate, faithful supporters at Newlands!! We really appreciate your support!!!’