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Ramaphosa to back Boks in Paris

File photo of President Ramaphosa supporting the Boks in Japan in 2019.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to be in the crowd when the Springboks take on New Zealand, in the Rugby World Cup final on Saturday evening.

The much-anticipated showpiece will be held at the Stade de France in Paris and kick-off is at 9 pm.

“The President will travel to Paris to support the Springboks in their quest on Saturday, the 28th of October, to return the Rugby World Cup Webb Ellis trophy," said spokesperson, Vincent Magwenya.

He said President Ramaphosa is "really looking forward to be invited onto the pitch for a second time by captain Siya Kolisi to help lift the cup for the world champions.”

The President wishes the Springboks and the All Blacks well for this showcase which we hope will be a memorable event for those who will be in the stadium as well as the global media audience that will be following the game.”

Magwenya said the President will also take the opportunity to visit the squad at their hotel to deliver words of encouragement on behalf of the nation,” Magwenya said.

He said President Ramaphosa would also use his presence in France for “an opportunity for a brief bilateral interaction” with President Emmanuel Macron.