Stransky to Smit: I’ll see your Currie Cup and raise you a World Cup

2013-10-29 00:00

JOHANNESBURG — John Smit yesterday sent Joel Stransky a selfie showing him sitting in his office with the Currie cup next to him.

“Another day at the office. What are you doing?” was his message.

Stransky quickly responded with a photo of himself sitting at Ellis Park with the Webb Ellis world cup trophy.

“Just sitting here at Ellis Park with the world cup,” he responded.

The Webb Ellis trophy landed in Johannesburg via Australia from New Zealand.

It departs to Cape Town today, from where it will be flown to London.

Even though the Sharks’ win over the weekend did not bring much joy to the DHL box as chief sponsors of the Western Province, the company did win the contract as logistical supplier to the World Cup tournament in 2015 in England.

The group will transport all the teams’ gear to 13 venues the UK, including 1 400 rugby balls and 200 tackle bags.

Several Springboks who have held the Webb Ellis trophy aloft were at the announcement, including Joost van der Westhuizen, who arrived in a wheelchair, Chester Williams, James Small, James Dalton, Japie Mulder, Hannes Strydom and Hennie le Roux.

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