Western Province Currie Cup coach John Dobson said they were thrilled to procure a result against the Blue Bulls despite the conditions they played on. The kick-off in Saturday’s Currie Cup clash between the Blue Bulls and Western Province at Loftus Versfeld was delayed by 15 minutes because of adverse weather condition. A massive storm blew in and unleashed torrential rain and lightning. Western Province were leading 34-7 at half-time when the game was called off. According to SA Rugby’s regulations‚ a half game of rugby is enough to constitute a game. Western Province needed a point to top the log after the Sharks beat the Griquas in Kimberly. Dobson’s side went one better and sealed the deal in 40 minutes before the weather close in. Last year against the Golden Lions‚ the players were hauled off the field because of lightning but came back on to finish the game. “We’ve never seen conditions like these‚" Dobson said. "Last year against the Golden Lions we came off for a lightning...

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