Join the Boks' victory parade
Johannesburg, South Africa24 October 2007 05:21
SA Rugby has confirmed details of the Springboks' victory tour, starting on
Friday, to honour the team's World Cup-winning performance in France.
South African Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins has appealed to the
public to join in the celebrations by wearing green and goldsnip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip--snip
The four-day victory tour starts on Friday shortly after the team leaves the
Union Buildings. A parade will follow through the city centre of Pretoria,
whereafter the convoy of buses will travel down the N1 South, past
Vodaworld in Midrand, to the Sasol office complex in Rosebank.
The route also includes the Johannesburg city business district and a drive
past the Absa headquarters. The last stop for the day is Montecasino in
Fourways (entrance from William Nicol Drive), from where SuperSport will do
a live broadcast between 5pm and 6pm.
On Saturday, Mandela will host the team at his residence in Houghton
mid-morning, before the Springboks fly out to Bloemfontein. Activities there
include a public reception at Grey College and an appearance at the Absa
Currie Cup final match at Vodacom Park.
Visits to the coastal cities of Durban and Port Elizabeth are on the menu for
The public of Durban will be able to see the team during a parade through
the city streets, while Port Elizabeth fans will meet their heroes at the
Greenacres shopping complex.
On Monday, in Cape Town, the victory parade starts at the City Hall
opposite the Parade. The tour culminates in a symbolic handover of the
World Cup trophy by John Smit to Hoskins. Capetonians will be able to
attend this ceremony, and entrance to the Newlands Stadium will be free of
charge. The estimated time of the handover is 1.30pm.
-- Sapa, Sapa-AP