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Celebration Of Springbok Glory: The Webb Ellis Trophy Touches Down In Sandton

After the resounding triumph of the Springboks in France, South African rugby enthusiasts are in for a treat as the iconic Webb Ellis Trophy makes its way to Sandton.


  • This is not just a glimpse from a distance; fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the Rugby World Cup trophy.
  • The trophy will be on display on Thursday, 30 November 2023, between 3pm and 6pm at the iconic Nelson Mandela Square.
  • This event promises to be a celebration of South Africa’s rugby prowess, allowing fans to relive the glory of the Springboks’ success on the international stage.
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Nelson Mandela Square, the chosen venue for this momentous occasion, adds an extra layer of symbolism to the event. Named after the revered leader who played a pivotal role in the nation’s history, the square becomes a fitting stage for the Webb Ellis Trophy’s display.


The significance of this event goes beyond the tangible presence of the Webb Ellis Trophy. It’s a chance for families, friends, and fervent rugby supporters to come together and bask in the shared pride of the Springboks’ achievement. The trophy, gleaming with the reflections of a hard-fought victory, will be a focal point for capturing memories that will last a lifetime.


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But that’s not all – the celebration extends beyond a mere viewing experience. Visitors to the event will also have the exciting opportunity to purchase tickets for the upcoming Cape Town Rugby 7’s. This adds an extra layer of excitement, allowing fans to not only witness the glory of the Webb Ellis Trophy but also to secure their spots for another thrilling rugby event. It’s all happening at the same time as the Emirates Dubai 7s, serves up the opening rounds on 2 – 3 December 2023 in Dubai, the first event of the revamped and rebranded HSBC SVNS 2024.


For those quick off the mark to secure their Cape Town Rugby 7’s tickets at the Webb Ellis Trophy event, an exclusive benefit awaits. Ticket holders will be ushered into the express queue, bypassing the general access line. Here, a professional photographer will be on hand to immortalize the moment as fans pose proudly with the Rugby World Cup Trophy. It’s a chance to create a personal keepsake, a tangible reminder of being part of the rugby legacy.


For rugby enthusiasts and casual fans alike, this is an unmissable opportunity to be part of history. So, mark your calendars, rally your friends and family, and head to Nelson Mandela Square this week.


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