Super15 : Tries for books Powered by Vodacom #Tries4Books

Super15 : Tries for books Powered by Vodacom #Tries4Books

Power to opening up the minds of our youth


For every South African try scored 2016 Vodacom Super Rugby season, Vodacom will contribute R 7 000-00 per try toward the establishing of E-libraries around South Africa.

Vodacom is partnership with the department of education and Read to lead campaign is driven to create a community of reading for South Africa reading minds.

Weekly Tries Tally: Round 2


Total number of tries Round 2: 14
Total donation from Vodacom to Tries for Books for Round 2: R98 000
(R7000 per try by a South African team)

Broken down as follows:
Vodacom Bulls: 6
Emirates Lions: 4
DHL Stormers: 2
Cell C Sharks: 1
Toyota Cheetahs: 1
Southern Kings: 0 (Bye in Round 2)

The Vodacom Bulls lead the pack in supporting Tries for Books after Round 2, with 6 tries this weekend.

TOTAL TO-DATE STATS – after Round 2:

Total number of tries to date: 32 (including penalty tries)
Total amount donated to date: R224 000

Emirates Lions: 8
Cell C Sharks: 7
Vodacom Bulls: 6
Toyota Cheetahs: 5
DHL Stormers: 5
Southern Kings: 1

The Emirates Lions lead the pack in supporting Tries for Books with 8 tries in total after Round 2 of Vodacom SupeRugby.
Highest South African try scorer to date:
Bjorn Basson, Vodacom Bulls with 3 tries in total to date.

Tries per Round:
Round 1: 18
Round 2: 14
To find out more about the Tries for Books campaign, click here


Only 7% of schools in South Africa have libraries. That means 85% of South Africans do not have access to a nearby library.

Vodacom introduces the Tries for Books campaign.

During the 2016 Vodacom Super Rugby season, Vodacom will donate R7000 for every try scored by a South African team, towards setting up e-libraries and donating books to schools in communities that need it most.

The on field action will translate into empowering young minds around the country giving teams an extra reason to get the ball over the chalk line.

Fans will be able to get involved by donating books at various stadiums around the country. These books will be distributed to underprivileged schools.

Books have the Power to change the world.