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Photo: Twitter/CyrilRamaphosa

The South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was actively tweeting – well, more than usual – about the Springboks the last few days, and is eagerly awaiting the face-off between South Africa and England next weekend.

Ramaphosa posted a video of himself wishing well to Springbok captain Siya Kolisi and the team (see video below).

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Photo: Twitter/CyrilRamaphosa. Watch the video of Ramaphosa wishing Kolisi well below.

After the Springboks’ semi-final against Wales in Yokohama today, Ramaphosa tweeted, “See you on Saturday BoJo @BorisJohnson when you will be watching Siya, the team and I hoist high Webb Ellis Cup. A STERLING showing once again by the @Springboks. Our national teams have just been doing amazingly on the international stage.

“It was only a few days ago that our national @Netball_SA team lifted the cup as the 2019 Africa Netball Cup champions, making us proud and leading us all the way to victory (no pressure @Springboks. This is clear proof that we are a nation built to win.”

Before the game, Ramaphosa repeated how important the final would be for the Springboks and South Africa.

The President tweeted: “The last time South Africa won the Rugby World Cup was in 2007, winning 15-6 against England. We may just have an opportunity to do it again. Earlier I spoke to Siya and assured him and the team of our unwavering support ahead of the semis against Wales. Best wishes to our boys.”