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Parliament, Friday, 01 November 2019 – Parliament’s Presiding Officers, led by National Assembly Speaker, Ms Thandi Modise, and National Council of Provinces Chairperson, Mr Amos Masondo, wish the national rugby team, the Springboks, all the best for their 2019 Rugby World Cup final match against England tomorrow, 2 November 2019.

“The Boks, as they are fondly called, will be carrying South Africa’s hopes and aspirations when they enter the Yokohama Stadium in Tokyo, Japan, in their quest to win this ninth edition of the Rugby World Cup. We wish to assure captain Siya Kolisi and the whole team of our national unity in support of their efforts to conquer the world of rugby and bring home the coveted Web Ellis Cup for the third time,” said Parliament’s Presiding Officers.

“We cherish the team’s resilience, fierceness, unity and strength, which has seen it conquering some of the greatest challenges to inspire South Africa and world, and to position itself on the verge of yet another world glory,” they added.

Parliament believes Siya’s team, under the able leadership of coach Rassie Erasmus, will make South Africa proud as they follow in the footsteps of Francois Pienaar and his men in 1995, and John Smit and his men in 2007. We say: Go Bokke! Go Bokke! Go Bokke!

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