Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, is all in with SA Rugby’s #StrongerTogether for R32-12 campaign, which is aimed at raising funds to feed those in need during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, while a unique new prize was added to the collection.
SA Rugby revealed on Monday that it had raised more than R500,000 in the first six days of the campaign, in which a raffle ticket for R32-12 puts you in line to win one of several unique prizes from members of the Springbok Rugby World Cup squad.
Prizes from players revealed so far include a match jersey worn by Siya Kolisi in a RWC pool encounter, Pieter-Steph du Toit’s presentation tracksuit, match shorts and socks from Lukhanyo Am, Frans Malherbe’s tracksuit and backpack and Damian De Allende’s gym kit.
Furthermore, SA Rugby is also offering a personalized RWC Trophy Tour to the house of one lucky winner, and a seat on the Springbok team bus to one of their local Tests.
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Gilbert, official ball supplier to RWC 2019 and SA Rugby, has also come to the party and added a limited edition replica Cup final ball for every winner, commemorating last year’s final, which the Springboks won by 32-12 over England.
Erasmus, who guided the Boks to RWC glory in Japan, is donating his lucky white shirt and a talk to raise funds for the winner’s charity of choice.
“This is a superb cause and I am grateful to be able to play a small part in trying to help those who have been hit hardest by this pandemic,” said Erasmus.
“The story of the white shirt started in 2018 – every time we lost, I changed my clothes, and unfortunately that happened quite often.
“But fortunately in 2019, I only had to do it once, so it’s definitely my lucky shirt, and I’ve decided to ‘retire’ the shirt I wore last year in Japan as part of a prize in the #StrongerTogether for R32-12 campaign.”
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