Cape rugby fans will get the opportunity to meet members of the Vodacom Stormers team as well as have the chance to get “up, close and personal” with world rugby’s most sought-after silverware.
A giant trailer filled with world rugby’s most sought-after silverware will visit schools and clubs across the country to share the success of South African rugby with all supporters by displaying these trophies to the public.
The 15m-long travelling trophy cabinet will criss-cross the country to take the game to the people and show off trophies won by South African teams in 2009. Among the display will be the Vodacom Tri-Nations Trophy, the IRB Sevens World Series trophy, The British & Irish Lions series trophy, the Vodacom Super 14 trophy, the Freedom Cup and the Mandela Plate. The display will also include the Rugby World Cup (won in 2007) and that icon of South African rugby, the Absa Currie Cup.
The tour will start in Cape Town on Friday, February 5 and snake its way through all 14 provinces, including rugby “outposts” such as Springbok, Upington, Polokwane and Nelspruit before concluding the tour in Durban on Sunday, March 21. The vehicle will make 116 stops en route visiting close to 50 schools as well as clubs, shopping centre’s and rugby development projects managed by provincial unions in its near 7 000km journey.
8 members of the Vodacom Stormers team will be at Canal Walk Shopping Centre, outside Entrance Two, at the same time as the trailer on Sunday 7 February from 12pm-2pm and will be signing autographs and meeting fans.