Rugby

Japan unveils golden ball to celebrate win over Boks

2016-07-14 10:52
Japan fans (Gallo Images)

Tokyo - A pure gold rugby ball, made in honour of Japan’s shock win over South Africa at last year’s Rugby World Cup, went on sale in Tokyo on Wednesday for 38 million yen (about R5.1 million).

The shining 2.8kg ball was displayed at Japan’s oldest department store chain, Mitsukoshi.

The Brave Blossoms produced arguably the biggest shock in World Cup history when they beat two-time champions South Africa 34-32 in September, their first win at the tournament in 24 years.

Organisers also hoped the gold ball could inspire further success when Japan host the next World Cup in 2019.

Read more on:    rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk
Breaking News

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Which Super Rugby quarter-final are you most looking forward to?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.