by GIFT NDOLWANE
JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – Brand South Africa has lauded the country’s rugby national team for qualifying for the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
The Springboks are through to the knockout stage after overpowering the United States in their fourth and final Group B match.
The game finished 64-0 much to the pleasure of Brand South Africa, which was established in 2002 to help create a positive and compelling brand
image for South Africa.
“Our team in green and gold carried the hopes of the South African nation into the Olympic Stadium in London and emerged with a splendid victory” Brand South Africa’s Chief Executive Officer, Kingsley Makhubela, said.
“Your valiant spirit and unwavering determination on the sports field embodies the resilience and tenacity of the South African nation.
“Your excellent teamwork highlights the way South Africans come together to achieve to do great things for our country. Brand South Africa and the South African nation salute you and wish you well in your next encounter in the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup. We stand with you wherever we are.”
After their shock loss to Japan in the opening match, the Boks needed to win their remaining matches to ensure their passage into the knockout
stages of the Web Ellis trophy.
They bounced back with victories over Samoa and Scotland.
They will face the loser of the weekend match between Australia and Wales in the quarterfinals.
– CAJ News