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The Rugby World Cup is here!
“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. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.” Nelson Mandela
The wait is finally over: the 2015 Rugby World Cup kicks off today and the excitement is palpable! “Bok” Friday is in full force and the streets of South Africa are a sea of green and gold. Tomorrow when the Springboks face Japan there will be braai’s lit, beers opened and biltong cut all over the country. No doubt we will all be watching on the edge of our seats.
The tournament was first held in 1987, when the tournament was co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. The most recent Rugby World Cup was held in 2011 in New Zealand, whose national team won the tournament by defeating France in the final.
Just in case you are a little rusty here’s a brief recap on the winners over the last few years:
1987 – New Zealand
1991 – Australia
1995 – South Africa
1999 – Australia
2003 – England
2007 – South Africa
2011 – New Zealand
For updates on results and match schedules click here.
If you happen to be in Cape Town and are looking for somewhere to soak up the vibe and watch the game… the Cape Town Magazine has put together a list of 30 great spots. Click here for more. Get involved and enjoy the festivities!
Iconic Africa wishes the Springboks all the best and are behind them all the way. #proudlysouthafrican #springboksupporter #worldcup #gospringboks #springbok