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South Africa's flanker and captain Siya Kolisi (right) holds the Web Ellis Cup from a bus, next to assistant coach Mzwandile Stick during the Springboks Champions trophy tour in Cape Town on November 3. Image Credit: AFP

Cape Town: Burglars broke into South Africa Rugby Union’s offices on Monday but the William Webb Ellis trophy the nation won at the World Cup in France last month was safe, local media reported on Tuesday citing union officials.

The burglary took place at the hilltop office complex in Cape Town’s northern suburbs where the union is among the tenants and the break-in included its offices, a spokesman told Netwerk 24.

There were no details of what was stolen but the replica trophy that Springboks brought home with them from France after edging New Zealand in the final in Paris was safe, the spokesman added.