Rugby fever grips South Africans

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Rugby fever has gripped South Africans ahead of the World Cup final between the Springboks and England.

Residents in Kimberley are confident the Bokke will return with the Cup.

“All the way from Kimberley, wishing you good luck. Bring it back home, Go Bokke,” says one ardent fan.

“Good luck to the Springboks man, bring it home guys,” says another fan.

“I have got full confidence in the team that they will bring it home, good luck to the Bokke.”

Meanwhile, the Limpopo government will set-up public viewing points for the final. The provincial government’s motorcade passed through the Polokwane CBD on Friday to encourage residents to rally behind the Springboks. Health MEC, Phophi Ramathuba, says public viewing points have been arranged in all the five districts.

“We are really proud of what the boys have done up to so far so it is quite critical for us to come here and show support and show them solidarity. This is the only team that will not be just representing South Africa but the entire African continent. If we win it means the Cup is coming back to Africa and one must understand also the importance of sport on its own, that when this team wins it unites us. We will be having a number of public viewing points.”