Marcell Coetzee chats to Sky about all things Springboks

Marcell Coetzee chats to Sky about all things Springboks

Sky Tshabalala spoke to former Sharks player Marcell Coetzee, who told us more about the 'Face on Numbers' campaign and being back home.

darren and sky in springbok jersey
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Former Sharks star Marcell Coetzee spoke to Sky Tshabalala about coming back to South Africa and being back in the Springbok squad - as well as a campaign which is set to bring the fans closer to the players.

Ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, the Springboks will be running the same campaign as they did ahead of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, which saw rugby fans handed the chance to have their faces appear on the jersey numbers of the players.

The campaign will see Siya Kolisi, Pieter-Steph du Toit, Handre Pollard, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Eben Etzebeth, and their Springbok colleagues lacing up for the battle this year with pictures of thousands of Springbok fans on their backs.

The faces of ordinary supporters, family members, media, and celebrity fans will be inserted into the playing numbers of team jerseys for the forthcoming home Test matches against the Wallabies on Saturday 20 July at Emirates Airlines Park in Johannesburg and against Argentina at Loftus Versfeld on 17 August in Pretoria.

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Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is proud to be part of the extraordinary campaign.

“It is an exciting project and what a great way for our fans to show their incredible support for the Springboks. Their faces will be emblazoned on the back of each team player when we play in The Castle Lager Rugby Championship and also in Japan,” explained Kolisi.

Darren and Sky unboxed a beautiful surprise on Wednesday morning. Watch their reactions below: 

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