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WP looks to repay fans with a win

WP has the hope of an entire province on their shoulders as they take on the Sharks today.

Die hard Western Province supporters Kobus and Riette Koegelenberg Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Western Province are looking to repay their fans for their support and win their Currie Cup final against the Sharks today.

The Cape side last won the title at home in 2001 against the same opposition.

If successfully defending their Currie Cup title isn't enough pressure for Western Province, they also have the hope of an entire province on their shoulders.

Add to that the fact that stalwart Schalk Burger and Jean De Villiers are yet to lift a trophy.

Western Province coach Allister Coetzee is well aware of what they owe their local supporters.

"It's something that we have worked for throughout the year to put us in this position to say thank you to the Newlands faithfuls."

Newlands will be a sell out today as 28,000 people cram inside one stadium.

Meanwhile, Western Province assistant coach Robbie Fleck says the City of Cape Town has shown it is behind them for the Currie Cup final.

Fleck believes the team must feed off the energy and support from the fans for their first home final in 12 years.

He says they know they will have to support.

"We've got to get the detail right, we've got to get the players fresh; emotionally and mentally ready for it. The city will help them in that regard."