It’s just 78 days until the first ball is kicked in the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The competition is expected to generate £650 million (R12.3BN) in revenue and could do more for the British economy than the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Rugby is now big business!
The excitement is mounting and as always the question about who will lift the William Webb Ellis Trophy sparks huge debate; it seems everybody you talk to has an opinion.
Can anybody overhaul the mighty All Blacks, who’ve lost just 2 of the 42 games they’ve played since taking the honours in 2011? Will the English lion roar on home turf? Can the Celtic nations come over the border and go a step better than ever before? Is Australia the force it once was? Will the real French team turn up?
As South African’s we stand right behind the green and gold of our beloved Springboks; it’s hard to believe it was 20 years ago that Joost, Francois, Joel and Co, achieved the seemingly impossible by overturning Jonah Lomu and the “unbeatable” All Blacks to win the Rugby World Cup for the very first time, and at just the right time…
To get into the swing of things take a look at the fantastic new promotional video produced by the South African Rugby Union….. goosebumps included!