Ramaphosa teases British PM Boris Johnson ahead of World Cup clash

Ramaphosa teases British PM Boris Johnson ahead of World Cup clash

Ramaphosa teases British PM Boris Johnson ahead of World Cup clash

On the streets of Tokyo and Yokohama over the weekend, several English touts who operate at numerous world's major sporting events were offering 2,000 per ticket even before the Springboks beat Wales to reach the final.

The semi-final between South Africa and Wales kicks off at 11 am in Yokohama on Sunday.

Top level Category A tickets, which cost 720 pounds when originally sold via the official Rugby World Cup site, are on sale from just under 2,000 pounds up to 4,000 pounds. "You have 57 million South Africans behind you".

"In the team as well we have different races, which is really lovely".

"It was really special for him to take time out and wish us luck". In the second half, South Africa managed to score a try but Wales returned with their own try moments later bringing the score to a tie at 16-16.

They lost 19-16 to South Africa - but numerous 15,000 fans who roared them on are expected to remain in Japan for the third place play-off against New Zealand, in Tokyo on Friday. It is really special to see how they have bought into what we are doing here. I think it's really lovely.

Three years after he snuck into a pub to watch the 2007 final, Kolisi was a Junior Springbok.

Mbongeni Mbonambi of South Africa (L) celebrates with Tendai Mtawarira (C) and captain Siya Kolisi.

Looking ahead to the next World Cup was also going to be a focus for the team, with outgoing coach Steve Hansen saying they would use the disappointment from the semifinal to drive them to succeed over the next four years.

The Stormers star said it "means a lot to me and the team" to make the World Cup final against England next Saturday.

"But it's clear there are many touts who don't know the first thing about rugby and a ton of corporate tickets, which mean genuine fans have to stump up or miss out".

"We've worked hard to get here, and it's awesome to see how everything has come together. Overall the players deserve a lot of credit for taking a more professional approach towards professional rugby".

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