Most people who travel to Rome will pay a visit to the Colosseum. Building was completed in 80 AD and part of the largest ancient amphitheatre ever built still stands in its original location. Millions have been spent restoring and preserving it.

Why am I starting a rugby column by talking about the Colosseum? The trigger was a media conference hosted by Stormers and Western Province (WP) bosses about the negative effect a bid led by former Springbok captain Wynand Claassen to have Newlands declared a heritage site could have on rugby in the Cape...

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