Sounds the call to come together and united we shall stand, let us live and strive for freedom in South Africa our land!
South Africa – The Springboks made a passionate appeal to South Africans to throw their considerable weight behind the men in Green and Gold as they get set to kick off the all-important 2019 international season.
As the tournament approaches, rugby fever will be taking hold of the country and with just 70 days to go the Springboks have released an emotional video asking South Africa to stand together and behind them!
Watch the video below:
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…