Cape Town – The 2023 Rugby World Cup champions, the Springboks rugby team, will be touring South Africa this week with the Webb Ellis trophy.
The four-day Trophy Tour will begin 48 hours after the team’s return to South Africa, following their victory over New Zealand in the tournament’s final match.
The tour will start in Pretoria, Johannesburg, and Soweto on Thursday, November 2, and will continue in Cape Town on Friday, Durban on Saturday, and conclude in the Eastern Cape (East London) on Sunday, November 5.
Additional satellite tours to other centers, including Bloemfontein and Nelson Mandela Bay, are planned for 2024.
“The locations have been selected for population size in the first three instances and because of the Eastern Cape’s rugby significance in the fourth. Satellite tours to Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay and other centres will be scheduled for 2024. Such tours following the 2019 victory had to be abandoned because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The route for each tour has been prepared in consultation with the respective local authorities and the South African Police Service,” SA Rugby said on Sunday.
Route maps and timings will be published at www.springboks.rugby, on SA Rugby’s social media channels and by local authorities in due course.
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Compiled by Betha Madhomu