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Western Province Rugby Renews Sponsorship Deal With Land Rover

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 04 / 25 / 17

Land Rover South Africa renewed its sponsorship of Western Province Rugby, which represents the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province teams. Land Rover's association with the DHL Stormers and DHL Western Province kicked off in '14 for that year's Super Rugby and Currie Cup tournaments. Sel...

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