SA RUGBY OFFICES REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN BROKEN INTO
The SA Rugby offices were reportedly broken into on Monday, 13 November, RugbyPass reported. This comes after the Springboks returned with the trophy from France recently as the 2023 Rugby World Cup champions.
The Webb Ellis Cup has been confirmed as safe and sound, along with their other valued collection of trophies. A statement made on Tuesday revealed that the offices located at the Plattekloof area of the Western Cape were broken into in the evening on Monday.
“SA Rugby offices were broken into and robbed on Monday evening, but luckily the Webb Ellis has been confirmed safe along with other trophies,” RugbyPass reported.
Fortunately, the replica of the Webb Ellis trophy that the South African national rugby team won in Paris, France after beating New Zealand in the Rugby World Cup final match on 28 October was safely kept away in an office that was not broken into, IOL reported.
After returning to the country as champions two weeks ago, the Springboks toured South Africa and were spotted with the shiny gold trophy in Gauteng, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Eastern Cape. Thereafter, the team’s captain Siya Kolisi is said to have placed the trophy in a cabinet at SARU House, where it will stay, the publication added.
MORE ABOUT THE ROBBERY
After the brazen robbery at the SA Rugby offices, the following day, the staff was reportedly told to work remotely, Rugby365 reported. According to the publication, several unconfirmed social media reports said about a handful of signed jerseys, laptops, and whisky’ are some of the items that were allegedly stolen.
Every time a country wins the World Cup, the champions are reportedly given a replica of the Webb Ellis Cup to keep.