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.

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