World Sports Betting, SA’s Leading Online Sportsbook have announced the signing of Lions
Rugby Company as their official sports betting partner for the next 3 years.
This sponsorship will be for all international and local tournaments and comes shortly after
their 2017 acquisition of the Headline Sponsor of the now World Sports Betting Cape Cobras.
Speaking about the newest sponsorship, Ryno du Plessis, National Marketing Manager of
World Sports Betting pointed out the brand’s complete passion to support local teams and
South African sport as a whole. “World Sports Betting, a renowned and house-hold brand
throughout South Africa, offers national and global betting in all sporting events,” said Du
Plessis. When looking for a partner on the Rugby stage, we looked no further than the Lions.
Their commendable performance in recent years have made them a perfect match for our
brand”. Du Plessis also expressed his and his team’s dedication to inject more excitement
into the Lions supporters in-stadium and promises some amazing promotions and activations
over the next three years.
Warren Tannous, finding CEO of World Sports Betting and more so a passionate supporter
of Lions Rugby called the sponsorship a “highlight” to the company’s year and future.
“Growing up in a family who supported the franchise for as long as I can recall, made the
decision to partner with the Lions was done without hesitation. In fact it is something I have
been looking to do for several years. Today, rugby is a big part of our business and product
offering. We offer hundreds of Live In-Play and Pre-match markets on all local and
International rugby and for me, seeing our brand associated with a world-wide franchise such
as the Lions is an absolute honour,” he commented.
Edgar Rathbone, Managing Director of EPS (Pty) Ltd, welcomed World Sports Betting on
board as the latest sponsor to the Lions Rugby Company, to be sported on the back of the
Vodacom Super Rugby shorts. “We are proud to be associated with World Sports Betting, a
brand that has gone from strength to strength in the past few years. We know it will be a long
and prosperous relationship”
World Sports Betting is also a major sponsor of South African Cricket, Boxing, Mixed Martial
Arts and Horse Racing and supporters over 18 are invited to find out more about them by
visiting www.wsb.co.za or by following them on Social Media.