Springbok Must Watch: The Springboks powerful statement we all should hear! #StandTogetherSA

UNBELIEVABLE!!! Goooooo Bokke!!!

 

South Africa – Supersport has released an emotional video showing friends, family and fans announcing the official Springbok squad for the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Get ready to cry, smile and feel absolutely proudly South African!

The video shows the country coming together to celebrate the new squad and serves as a reminder to what Madiba said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.”

Rugby has always had the power to bring South Africa together because it is a reminder that we are stronger together! And this video certainly shows that.

Gooooooo Bokke!!!

Watch the emotional video below:

And here is the full list flying to Japan in September:

Forwards:

  • Bongi Mbonambi
  • Duane Vermeulen
  • Eben Etzebeth
  • Franco Mostert
  • Francois Louw
  • Frans Malherbe
  • Kwagga Smith
  • Lood de Jager
  • Malcolm Marx
  • Pieter-Steph du Toit
  • RG Snyman
  • Schalk Brits
  • Siya Kolisi (c)
  • Steven Kitshoff
  • Tendai Mtawarira
  • Trevor Nyakane
  • Vincent Koch

Backs:

  • Cobus Reinach
  • Cheslin Kolbe
  • Damian de Allende
  • Elton Jantjies
  • Faf de Klerk
  • Frans Steyn
  • Handré Pollard
  • Herschel Jantjies
  • Jesse Kriel
  • Lukhanyo Am
  • Makazole Mapimpi
  • Sbu Nkosi
  • Warrick Gelant
  • Willie le Roux

The 2019 Rugby World Cup will be the ninth Rugby World Cup and is to be held in Japan from 20 September to 2 November. This will be the first time the tournament is to be held in Asia, and outside the traditional heartland of rugby union.

Hong Kong and Singapore had expressed interest in hosting some of the matches and were included as part of the JRFU’s successful original hosting bid to World Rugby (known at the time of bidding as the International Rugby Board, or IRB) but were not amongst the fourteen locations announced by organisers Japan 2019 on 5 November 2014 that had formally bid for the right to host games.

The opening match of the 2019 Rugby World Cup will take place at the Tokyo Stadium in the Tokyo Metropolitan, and the final match will be held at the International Stadium Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture, Yokohama City.

The teams participating are divided into four pools of five teams. There’s a total of 48 matches that will be played, and this includes the 40 pool matches, quarter-finals, semi-finals, a bronze final and the final.

The Springboks are in ‘Pool B’ and will play their first match on the 21 September against New Zealand.

The ‘boks’ currently rank 5th in the world but are hoping to bring the cup back home! After winning in both 1995 and 2007, we’re hoping that there is a pattern here…


Sources: Supersport | Springboks | Rugby World Cup
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