This historic occasion will be the first time the Western Cape hosts an international rugby league side in a decade, and is the start of several more matches to follow.
Drikkies Mulder, National Senior Coach for the Rhino’s, is in attendance, and is very excited about today. “The western cape players are fast, and love running rugby, so if they play the game right and play to their strengths, they will give the GB & I guys a run for they money. We have been hard at work developing rugby league in the Western Cape, and the local administrators and coaches have done exceptional and we are amazed at the progress. I am keen to see some of the guys today with a possible chance to include them in the full test side for the match next weekend in Pretoria.”
The GB & I side landed on Thursday and spend Friday relaxing a getting ready for the match. Carl Richards, team manager, was very impressed; "its one of the most spectacular pitches I have ever seen. The trip has been amazing, and now we’re just focussed on the first game, and getting on with business. The accommodation and meals has been incredible, and we’re looking forward to seeing a bit more of Cape Town tomorrow.”