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Lead SA calls on South Africa to wear green on Friday and back the RWC2023 bid

Lead SA encourages South Africans to wear green this Friday, 10 November, to give our bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup a final boost ahead of next week’s
deciding vote.

South Africa’s bid is already looking extremely strong. It was announced as “the clear leader” by World Rugby a week ago and the Rugby World Cup Ltd board – which includes the chairman, deputy chairman and CEO of World Rugby – unanimously supported the recommendation.

The final decision will be made on Wednesday 15 November by the World Rugby Council who will vote on the recommendation in London.

Lead SA is championing the call for South Africans to publicly show their support for the bid, and to show the world that our country is excited and enthusiastic about hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“We need to send a clear message to the World Rugby Council that South Africa is ready and excited to host the most memorable Rugby World Cup tournament there has ever been,” said Mr Thulas Nxesi, Minister of Sport and Recreation, South Africa.

“I would urge all South Africans to wear their Springbok jerseys or something green and gold on Friday this week as well as on D-Day – Wednesday, 15 November – to show their eagerness to welcome the Rugby World Cup back to South Africa.”

Lead SA echoes SA Rugby’s call to businesses and corporates to back the bid by allowing and encouraging their staff to wear green and visibly show the nation’s support.

The final decision is expected to be announced at approximately 15h00 (SA time) on 15 November.

Share your green and gold pics with the #southafrica2023.

Watch the #SouthAfrica2023 bid video below:

RWC 2023. It is South Africa's turn again. Do you agree?

Posted by Springboks on Tuesday, 18 July 2017

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