South Africa Rugby Union (SARU) has agreed a new, a few-year partnership with Toyota which will see the Japanese car model come to be the formal motor vehicle sponsor of the national groups.
In excess of the previous 12 a long time Toyota has held offers with Professional14 club Cheetahs and the No cost Condition Rugby Union, but has stepped up to sign a offer with the Springboks in advance of the men’s nationwide group securing a 32-29 win in excess of Wales in the 1st match of summer time Check collection.
“For quite a few, numerous years Toyota has been one of the most trusted motoring makes in South Africa, and to have them on board as 1 of our new sponsors is a great minute,” reported Jurie Roux, SARU main government.
“We are dwelling in notably challenging instances, but it speaks volumes of the price of the Springbok model that we are nevertheless able to welcome new companions, and it provides me good satisfaction to welcome an iconic manufacturer this sort of as Toyota to the relatives.”
Leon Theron, senior vice president of sales and advertising at Toyota South Africa, added: “I imagine it goes without having expressing, Toyota has a potent bond with South African rugby – you can see it in our partnership with Cheetahs and Free State rugby.
“The future of South African rugby is vivid both of those domestically and internationally and we are honoured to drive forward this new chapter in this wonderful tale.”