Cresta Shopping Centre: Bringing the Rugby World Cup closer to you

Oct 25, 2019, Author: Hello Joburg

The 2019 Rugby World Cup is here – except it’s happening over 14,000 kilometers away in Japan! That’s why Cresta Shopping Centre is bringing you all the Springbok games and all the excitement up close and personal.  


From the 21 September to 2 November, the Rugby Fan Zone at the Cresta Shopping Centre’s Food & Entertainment court will be open to all shoppers and visitors. Here, the whole family can cheer on our boys in Green and Gold.  

This year, the ninth Rugby World Cup promises to be one of the most intense competitive tournaments we’ve seen on the 2019 sporting calendar – no less with most teams directing their efforts into ensuring the New Zealand All Blacks don’t take home the trophy for a third consecutive World Cup win. Let us rather bring it home!  

Perfect for the whole family to enjoy the games, the Cresta Shopping Centre Rugby Fan Zone won’t only be screening every game live – there will also be Rugby themed activities, pre- and post-game entertainment as well as thrilling on-the-spot competitions. So, while the winning teams celebrate in Japan, your team of fellow Bok supporters could also be winning fantastic, instant prizes like digital devices, rugby gear and more from the Centre’s Rugby Fan Zone partners; Huawei, African Bank and Gilbert.  


The Cresta team also knows that not every little one will be glued to the screen, so there’s entertainment for the kids too. Expect a visit from the Centre’s very own CrestAquarium ‘voice of the ocean’, Crestal, who happens to be a passionate rugby fan herself. There’s a host of other interactive activities that will keep everyone cheering. Go bokke! 

Fun facts all fans should know 

There are just 20 international teams who make the cut and secure a place in the global tournament. South Africa is, of course, one of them (and our firm favourite).  

Did you know that only four teams, namely New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and England, have ever won the tournament in its 31-year history?  

As the games unfold, the top two teams of each pool will advance to the quarter finals, while the top three teams of each pool will also receive automatic qualification to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France.  

Now, all that’s left to do is check out Cresta Shopping Centre’s Facebook page and website for more info. Then arrive at the Cresta Shopping Centre Rugby Fan Zone with your friends and family and be part of history in the making. You don’t want to miss it! 


Beyers Naude Drive, Cresta  

011 678 5306   

Facebook: @crestashoppingcentre  

Twitter: @crestacentre  

Instagram: @crestacentre 

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