In terms of the agreement, the SPG will be entitled to have their company logo on the left panel of the Springboks’ match day and training shorts.
SPG is a wholly black owned and South African managed diversified industrial holding company, established in 2002 with interests in numerous well-established businesses. Since then it has built up a track record of successful investment transactions.
Some of their past and present investments include Scaw Metals Group, MAN Truck and Bus Centurion, Altech Fleet call, Altech Alcom-Matomo, Altech Motorola Radio Distribution, Teljoy Business Systems, Canvas and Tents Manufacturing, Growthpoint Properties and Huawei Technologies Africa and recently Concor (formally known as the Murray & Roberts Infrastructure and construction platform).
“We are delighted that SPG has joined the national team as an Associate Sponsor as the Springboks stand at the beginning of a new journey under the captaincy of Warren Whiteley,” said Roux.
“It is always exciting when a local, proudly South African company joins our proud family of sponsors. SA Rugby and the Springboks are looking forward to a successful partnership with the SPG group.”
Lucas Tseki, Group Chief Executive, Southern Palace Group of Companies, said: “We are delighted to partner with SA Rugby, as our partnership will offer the Group a platform to collaborate with a well-established brand to nurture the company’s young, innovative and dynamic brand into the South African and Global stage; and through our products and services we can offer SA Rugby a transformative edge off the field.
“Our slogan of driving tomorrow bodes well with the SA rugby team who are driving towards building a winning and world class rugby team on the field,” added Tseki.