The South African Rhinos, led by captain Shane Gillham, are poised to showcase their formidable skills and unwavering determination on the international stage. Under the expert guidance of their head coach, Darryl Fischer, the team has undergone rigorous training and preparation, leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of reclaiming South Africa’s rightful place in world rankings.
This test match marks a milestone for South African rugby league, as it offers an opportunity for the Rhinos to demonstrate their prowess against the higher ranking Italian national team, the Azzuri.
The South African Rugby League Federation extends its heartfelt gratitude to the Italian Rugby League Federation for extending this invitation to compete on such a prestigious stage.
The Azzuri, known for their tenacity and commitment to the sport, are expected to bring their A-game to the field, ensuring closely contested match.
As we approach this encounter, we invite all Rhino rugby league enthusiasts from all corners of the globe to support the Rhinos. Let us unite in our support for the South African Rhinos as they embark on this journey, carrying the hopes and aspirations of their nation in climbing the ladder in world rankings.
The match promises to be a display of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and the enduring spirit of rugby league. We extend our best wishes to both teams for a safe and competitive match. May the best team emerge victorious and may this test match serve as a testament to the power of sport to unite nations.
Dr Frans Erasmus
South African Rugby League