WP Currie Cup player arrested
One of Western Province’s stalwarts during their recent Currie Cup campaign was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving last weekend.
According to the Cape Times, the 20-year-old back-line player was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after he was stopped at at a routine road block.
The player was reportedly on his way home after attending a farewell of a WP team-mate who is off to Australia to play for the Western Force in next year's Super Rugby competition.
The player was set to appear in the Strand Magistrate's Court after his blood alcohol levels were above the legal limit.
The WP Rugby Union confirmed via a press statement that one of their players were arrested but did not comment further.
"WP Rugby fully supports safe and responsible road usage," the statement read.
"WP Rugby will also support the player, who has an exemplary disciplinary record to date, through its employee assistance programme.
"The matter is currently being investigated by the authorities. Western Province Rugby thus regards the matter as sub-judice and neither WP Rugby, nor the player, will comment further."