Rugby : MTN fully behind the Springboks in the “Red Test”
August 26 marked a watershed moment for South African rugby when the Springboks will wear a limited-edition alternate jersey in the red of the South African flag in their match against the Pumas in Salta, Argentina.
The jersey was commissioned to mark the 25th anniversary of rugby unity in South Africa which was achieved on 20 March 1992 when the SARB and the non-racial South African Rugby Union, as well as the South African Rugby Football Federation and the South African Rugby Association, came together in 1992 to form the South African Rugby Football Union (SARFU) under the presidency of first Danie Craven (SARB) and Ebrahim Patel (SARU).
“As the brand behind the Springboks, MTN is very excited to be part of this momentous occasion where rugby unity in South Africa, which was achieved in 1992 is celebrated in this bold and profound manner. We are firmly behind SA Rugby as this milestone is celebrated and wish the team all the best in the Rugby Championship”, said Mapula Bodiba, Consumer Business Unit Executive: MTN SA.
This once off occasion, is another significant patriotic moment in Springbok history in that they will be playing in one of the colours of the South African flag.
“We stand behind SA Rugby’s call to all Springbok fans, young and old to celebrate this significant milestone in the nation’s sporting history with the team”, added Bodiba.