CAPE TOWN, South Africa – Celebrating South Africa’s victory against France in the
quarter-finals of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, Herbert Mensah, the newly elected President of
Rugby Africa, (www.RugbyAfrique.com), the continental governing body of rugby across
Africa, issues a message of congratulations addressed to Mark Alexander, President of the
South Africa Rugby Union (SARU):
Dearest Mark, My Brother,
Congratulations, Mark! Congratulations, Springboks!
You really are the champions of the world!
The entire 1.4 billion-strong African population is avidly following your every step.
We never doubted you, but we also knew that your victory required collective support and a
united spirit – qualities that embody the very essence of Africa.
From the starting line-up to the bench, every player played an essential role in this
exceptional victory. Siya Kolisi and the whole team made us proud.
I’d like to offer my sincere congratulations and hope to be able to shake hands with each and
every one of you in Paris very soon.
Mark, we’re incredibly proud that you’re our big brother.
Go Springboks, go!
President, Rugby Africa