Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will lead a delegation of RWC 2019 squad members that will include Bongi Mbonambi and Springbok assistant coach Mzwandile Stick to Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday and Thursday as the second instalment of RWC Trophy Visits across South Africa kicks off this week.
The Springboks Trophy Visit in Port Elizabeth is 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 RWC Champions Tour.
Members of the public are invited to come and meet their RWC 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.
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
Media opportunity: Photo and filming allowed, with brief media interviews with two squad members scheduled for 12h45-13h00.
Where: CW Hendricks Primary School, Four Ways Crossing, 137 Acacia Ave, Uitenhage
Media opportunity: Photo and filming allowed, no interviews.
Thursday, 12 March
Where: School assembly at the Joza Indoor Sports Facility, Makana, Grahamstown
Media opportunity: Photo and filming allowed, with brief media interviews with two squad members scheduled for 12h30-12h45.