Boks’ trophy tour to reach Eastern Cape

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will lead a delegation of World Cup winners to Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday and Thursday as the second installment of trophy visits across South Africa kicks off this week.

Kolisi, along with the likes of Bongi Mbonambi and Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick, will form part of the first of several such visits to areas around the country, mainly to cities and towns the Springboks were unable to visit during last November’s memorable Champions Tour.

Members of the public are invited to come and meet their World Cup heroes and view the famous Webb Ellis Cup on display during the various planned visits around the country.

Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, Bloemfontein and Welkom (Free State), as well as Stellenbosch (Western Cape) will be included on the itinerary, while SA Rugby are currently finalising plans to add even more stops across the country for similar visits. Full details will be made in due course.

Note to editors: There will be opportunities for photos, filming and brief interviews and these will be communicated prior to each engagement. Media who wish to attend these Eastern Cape events must please RSVP in advance to Lindiwe Nkosi ([email protected]) by no later than 12h00 on Tuesday, 10 March. Please be on the lookout for future SA Rugby media advisories for confirmed dates, times and venues.

Confirmed details of first stop to the northern areas of Port Elizabeth on 11 and 12 March 2020:

Wednesday, 11 March
Where: Cleary Park Shopping Centre, Norman Middleton Rd, Hillside, Bethelsdorp
Time: 12h00-13h00

Thursday, 12 March
Where: School assembly at the Joza Indoor Sports Facility, Makana, Grahamstown
Time: 11h00-12h30