Springboks’ captain Siya Kolisi has been receiving good luck messages from around the world as South Africa advances through the Rugby World Cup. Last week a highlight was a video message from Roger Federer wishing the Springboks good luck, and today Kolisi took a video call from the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.

The Springboks posted the video on Twitter, saying: “From one leader to another. The whole country united. ?????????#StrongerTogether”

During the call President Ramaphosa tells Kolisi how proud he is of him personally, and of the team; and reminds him that they have 57 million South Africans standing behind them.

After Kolisi says he hopes the President will be at the Final, Ramaphosa replies: “I am coming to the Final. I am coming to lift that Webb Ellis trophy with you. Make sure that you book my ticket to the Final. I’m going to be there…”


WATCH President Ramaphosa and Springboks’ captain Siya Kolisi

UPDATE: SOUTH AFRICA BEAT WALES, AND SECURED THEIR SPOT IN THE RUGBY WORLD CUP FINAL! Time to book your ticket Mr President!

UPDATE 2: He’s booking! Check out President Ramaphosa’s tweet to British PM Boris Johnson.