RWC: Ramaphosa Thanks Springboks for Uniting SA After Historic Victory: “Stronger Together”

RWC: Ramaphosa Thanks Springboks for Uniting SA After Historic Victory: “Stronger Together”

  • President Cyril Ramaphosa applauds South Africa's rugby team for winning the 2023 Rugby World Cup
  • Ramaphosa highlighted how much the historic victory has brought diverse South Africans together
  • Citizens pleaded with Ramaphosa to announce the promised public holiday so they could properly celebrate the rugby champions

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Ramaphosa thanked the Springboks
President Cyril Ramaphosa and the Springboks celebrated winning the Rugby World Cup. Image: @Springboks @rugbyworldcup
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President Cyril Ramaphosa extended his congratulations to the Springboks for their historic victory in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The Bokke defeated New Zealand 12-11 in a thrilling final match that took place at the Stade de France in Paris on a Saturday night.

Ramaphosa praises the Springboks

Ramaphosa said the Springboks' achievement is celebrated not only in Mzansi but by supporters across the world.

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“Stronger Together is a belief that came to life for Springbok supporters all around our country continent, and the world. Sport has the power to transform the lives and lift the spirits of entire nations."

He added that the Boks have instilled national pride by winning the well-fought Webb Ellis trophy.

“Tonight, Siya Kolisi and the 2023 World Cup champions have gifted us an extraordinary, and inspiring national achievement that lifts our hearts and hoists our flag even higher.”

Springboks' historic RWC victory

South Africa's triumph in this tournament marks a significant milestone, as they become the first country to secure the rugby championship for the fourth time.

@PresidencyZA shared the tweet below:

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@goolammv mentioned:

"The nation is awaiting your announcement of the public holiday, Mr President."

@paulofranquini commented:

"The Kings, congrats, Mr President!"

@MilanziGaudence posted:

"Congratulations, Springboks, congratulations, SA for winning a record fourth Rugby World Cup."

@TendyBaloyi stated:

"Matric, varsity students writing exams, please be wise with a holiday thing."

@LudziyaC added:

"Mr president, we are awaiting your announcement about tomorrow's public holiday and congratulations to Springboks."

@BernieRamsamy tweeted:

"Now let’s keep the momentum for the Proteas in India."

@StrudelPoodle_ said:

"We need that public holiday, we ain't done celebrating yet."

RWC: Trevor Nyakane’s epic dance celebration after Springboks win

In another article, Briefly News reported that Trevor Nyakane has gained the world's attention for his high-spirited celebration following the Springboks' triumph in the Rugby World Cup.

In a display of genuine South African spirit, Nyakane spontaneously performed an enthusiastic dance at the Stade de France in Paris.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email: