Congratulations to NZRU And the People of NZ
SOUTH AFRICAN CONSULATE
Honorary Consul for the Republic of South Africa
2011 RUGBY WORLD CUP PRESS RELEASE
Congratulations to NZRU And the People of New Zealand
South African Honorary Consul in New Zealand Gregory Fortuin this morning congratulated the NZRU and the people of New Zealand in winning the rights to host the 2011 Rugby World Cup. “In terms of demographics New Zealand might be dwarfs, but the All Blacks are definitely the Giants of International Rugby and fully deserve the opportunity” according to Fortuin.
Fortuin said “whilst the on-field rivalry between the BOKS and the ALL BLACKS has always been uncompromisingly fierce, our relationship has been characterized by mutual respect and an endearing friendship”
“The rugby mad South African Nation is understandably disappointed, but bighearted enough to warmly extend their congratulations not just to the NZRU but especially the people of New Zealand”.