South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa Wishes Springboks Well for RWC Semi-Final

President Cyril Ramaphosa has assured Springbok captain Siya Kolisi that the national rugby team will enjoy the support of all South Africans in their Rugby World Cup semi-final against Wales tomorrow, Sunday 27 October 2019.

The game will be played in Yokohama, Japan, at 10h00 (GMT+2).

In a video call to the Springbok captain this morning, Saturday 26 October 2019, the President said: “I am so proud of you personally and of the team as well.

“You have done extremely well and I wish you well for the semi-final. You have 57 million South Africans behind you.”

Siya Kolisi said: “I really appreciate the support. Hopefully, we’ll see you at the final.”

The President responded: “I’m coming to the final to lift the (Webb Ellis) Trophy with you. Book me a ticket for the final. Give it your very best and know you are doing it for all of us. Strength to all of you.”

Issued by: The Presidency


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Publish date : 2019-10-28 09:09:24

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