Western Province captain Siya Kolisi has attempted to explain his emotions in the aftermath of the Cape side crashing out of the Currie Cup.
WP were eliminated 19-9 ell have been the final ever rugby match played at Newlands.
The Stormers and WP are due to make the Cape Town Stadium their new home later in the year.
“It’s a horrible feeling,” Kolisi explained in the post-match press conference.
“With the build-up that we had, only to perform like that, we only have ourselves to blame.
“There was no rhythm at all, we couldn’t get going. They won all the small battles. It’s tough to pinpoint one thing. When they had opportunities, the took them. We were camped in their 22 and couldn’t score.”
Siya Kolisi, however, made no excuses for WP’s performance.
‘It really is the worst feeling ever, but the way it happened makes it even worse,” Kolisi added.
‘It’s really not the way we trained and spoke about the match this week. It’s horrible. We were well prepared but we didn’t deliver when it mattered.”
Kolisi returned to the WP starting line-up for the match after missing the team’s two previous clashes due to Covid-19.
The Sharks will play the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld in Saturday’s final.
The Bulls beat the Lions 26-21 in their semi-final.