President Cyril Ramaphosa, speaking on behalf of the nation, commends the Springboks for their remarkable victory against New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup 2023. This historic win marks South Africa as the first country to secure the championship four times.
The President extends his heartfelt congratulations to the team, who displayed exceptional skill and dedication at the Stade de France on the evening of Saturday, 28th October 2023. He also acknowledges the coaching team, the broader squad, and the management and support staff for their invaluable contributions.
Reflecting on the triumph, President Ramaphosa emphasizes the significance of unity with the phrase “Stronger Together.” This belief resonated deeply with Springbok supporters across our country, continent, and the globe. It is a testament to the transformative power of sports, capable of uplifting the spirits of entire nations.
In addition, President Ramaphosa pays tribute to New Zealand for their formidable performance throughout the World Cup campaign. The All Blacks’ journey to the finals was hard-fought and deserving of recognition.