Webb Ellis safe after SA Rugby break-in

The Webb Ellis Cup has been confirmed as safe after SA Rugby’s offices were broken into and robbed on Monday evening.

Reports emerged on Tuesday afternoon that the offices, situated in the Plattekloof area of the Western Cape, were broken into late on Monday.

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A spokesperson for SA Rugby confirmed the news to Netwerk24, but said that all the trophies stored in the offices are safe.

“They (the burglars) entered the office complex, which houses Saru House among other things, and broke into offices on the ground floor, as well as Saru’s offices. 

“All trophies are safe,” the spokesperson said.

There are no confirmed details at this point over what exactly has been stolen.

Among the trophies securely stored in SA Rugby’s offices is a replica of the Webb Ellis Cup, which the Springboks retained after winning a second successive World Cup final in France.

Photo: Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP

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