World Cup winner joins hikers in Cape Town to wish Boks well for Rugby World Cup final

2019-10-31 05:15
Some of the staunch fitness and rugby loving Capetonians atop of Lions Head. (Kamva Somdyala/News24)

Some of the staunch fitness and rugby loving Capetonians atop of Lions Head. (Kamva Somdyala/News24)

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As the Springboks prepare for the Rugby World Cup final in Japan, some 15 000km back in Cape Town, a group of fitness and rugby-mad fanatics trekked to the top of Lion's Head to wish the national team well.

The final, which kicks off at 11:00 local time on Saturday, is a repeat of the 2007 final when the Boks edged England 15-6 to hoist the Webb Ellis Cup for the second time, with the first being the historic 1995 win.

Sports journalists and people in general have looked to the 12-year gap between the two World Cup finals wins as a good omen for coach Rassie Erasmus and his team.

The message was clear from the hikers: "Go Bokke."

Joining the hiking party on Wednesday was a man who knows a thing or two about winning a final - 2007 fullback Percy Montgomery.

"We're on Lion's Head in Cape Town. We just want to wish the Boks well for the World Cup final … go Bokke," read Montgomery's message.

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi will lead the side out in what will be his 50th Test match.

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