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Bokke to hand trophy to SA Rugby in Newlands

by Staff Reporter
on 26 Oct 2007
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The victorious Springbok Rugby team are to hand over the coveted World Cup Rugby William Webb Ellis Trophy to SA Rugby president Oregan Hoskins at Newlands on Monday. The handover marks the end of the final leg of their nationwide victory parade.

Cape Town will have the chance to greet the national rugby team from the balcony at City Hall that overlooks the Grand Parade. This symbolic location was were Nelson Mandela made his first public address after being released from prison seventeen years ago.

After a drive around the city in a topless bus, the team will head to Newlands Rugby stadium where team captain John Smit, will hand the trophy over to SA Rugby for safekeeping.

An itenarary of the days events is as follows:

* Prior to their arrival, entertainers will perform on the Grand Parade.

* At 11:15 the team meets the Premier of the Western Cape, Ebrahim Rasool, and the Mayor of Cape Town, Alderman Helen Zille, in the City Hall.

* Fifteen minutes later, supporters gathered on the Grand Parade and in Darling Street will get their first glimpse of the World Cup winning team and the trophy from the balcony at City Hall.

* At noon the team and accompanying dignitaries will board a topless bus and travel along Darling Street turning right into Adderley Street; left into Strand street; left into Long Street; right into Buitensingel; right into Loop Street; right into Hans Strijdom; left into Heerengracht; turn right into Hertzog Boulevard. From Hertzog Boulevard, the bus will leave the CBD via the M3 en route to Main Road, Rondebosch and the SA Rugby Headquarters at Newlands.

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