Springboks’ Trophy Tour routes confirmed

rugby01 November 2023 15:20| © SuperSport
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Siya Kolisi with Rugby World Cup trophy © Gallo Images

The Springboks will start their Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour in Pretoria on Thursday morning when the open-top bus departs from the Union Buildings at 9:30.

The Gauteng route will start in an easterly direction and go past Loftus Versfeld before heading west to take in the Pretoria CBD.

The Boks will then transfer to Johannesburg, where they are due to start at 2pm at No 1 Jan Smuts Avenue in Braamfontein before crossing the Nelson Mandela Bridge and then heading to Soweto.

The Gauteng tour will conclude when the Boks arrive at FNB Stadium at approximately 3:45pm – entry is free and tickets are available from Ticketpros.

On Friday, the Springboks will be in Cape Town, where a big crowd is expected at the Grand Parade adjacent to City Hall, where they are expected to appear at 11:30am.

The bus route will start shortly after 12pm and will take in the Cape Town CBD, and from 2:30pm they are scheduled to drive through Langa and Bonteheuwel before heading back to the city centre at around 5:30pm.

The Boks will transfer to KwaZulu-Natal early on Saturday morning for their tour starting at the Garden Court Hotel in Umhlanga at approximately 9:30am, heading towards the Durban City Hall and finally uShaka Marine World, where they are expected at around 1:45pm.

The final leg will be in East London on Sunday, starting and finishing at the Garden Court Hotel from 10am until approximately 2pm.

Details on the routes will be posted on the Springboks’ social media channels, as well as updates where necessary, as all the routes and timings are subject to change.

For more information on how the destinations were chosen, Click here.

Satellite tours to other population centres in the Free State, North West, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Northern Cape, among other places, are in the planning stages, with scheduling contingent on players’ club commitments.