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Africa unites behind the Springboks

Africa unites behind the Springboks

Niël Terblanché

MILLIONS of supporters of the Springboks are eagerly awaiting the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup Final in various venues across Africa to unite behind the South Africans in their quest to bring the Webb Ellis Trophy back to Africa.


The president of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, travelled to Japan where he met with the team to inform them that the nation back home are all rooting for them and to celebrate their achievement of reaching the world cup final.


“Forget being nervous. It is time to celebrate the unbelievable journey you travelled to get to this moment of destiny as a team and individual players. The entire nation is behind you.”

Video: President Cyril Ramaphosa addressing the Springbok rugby team prior to their world cup final match against England. – Footage: South African Presidency.

Meanwhile supporters from all walks of life who did not travel to Japan to watch the final match between the Springboks and England, have started to gather at special supporter venues, sports bars and at their homes to watch the live broadcast of the match which is set to break all previous audience records.


By winning the match South Africa will become one of only three nations to lift the Webb Ellis Trophy for a third time. The last time the Springboks won the world cup they took it from England’s grasp.


The feeling among many fans, which include a large part of the Namibian Nation, is that the Webb Ellis Trophy should come back to Africa.

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