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30 September - 01 October ǀ Marseille, France

South Africa vs Tonga

Rugby World Cup France 2023

Springboks vs Tonga Header in Marseille.jpg

Springboks vs Tonga RWC2023

The Braai Army have made their way to Marseille, most of the troops will be arriving today and tomorrow. The Braai Army will be using both The Queen Victoria (FRI,SAT) and Pub Le Black Stone (SUN) for our HQ's this weekend.

If you are looking for the spot where all the South Africans will be meeting up tonight, it is The Queen Victoria.


For Friday evening (unofficial event), we will all be gathering the troops from 19:00 at The Queen Victoria (Vieux Port Marseille) the pub is open till late. the Braai Army crew will be at the Queen Vic handing out wristbands until 21:00 this evening. (wristbands 19:00-21:00) Please make sure to keep your wristbands on the entire weekend, these wristbands will get you into the events as well as have access to the beer that is on Happy Hour pricing.

For Saturday (unofficial event), tomorrow, the Braai Army crew will be at The Queen Victoria (Vieux Port Marseille) handing out wristbands from 17:00 till 19:00. For Saturday there will be Happy Hour pricing on the Blonde Beer, 6€/pint, so please make sure to wear your wristband.


Then on Sunday we start at 14:00 at Pub Le Black Stone (official event) this will be an exclusive Braai Army event location from until we all go to the game. We will have Black Stone beer at 6€/pint. You might need to pay for your ECO Cup the first beer that you purchase, so please remember to bring your cup back when you are getting a refill. We will have Merch, Boerie Rolls, Biltong and Droewors available for purchase, you can also purchase off the Black Stone menu if you are looking for something other than a boerie.

The entry price for Sunday is currently discounted at £15 per person, If you have friends who have not already booked online, please send them this link to book in advance:

If you have purchased event entry tickets for your friends, please ask them to add themselves onto the Braai Army RWC2023 Whatsapp group by sharing this link with them:
We will be using the Whatsapp group to keep in contact with the troops, so please make sure to add yourself and your friends.


We are looking forward to having you join us this weekend. If this is your first Braai Army event, please remember that the Braai Army troops are ambassadors for South Africa and for the Springboks. Be kind to those around you, be polite, and always wear your South African smile. If someone is pushing your buttons, walk away and don't engage. Just be LEKKER!!

If you see other South Africans at the airport, bus or train terminal or just wandering around lost, please invite them to the Braai Army events, ask them to visit the website, ask them to scan the QR code above. It is up to you to build the troops in Marseille.

We are so excited to have you all join us on this great Rugby World Cup adventure, get involved, and together we build the gees!

We DO NOT have match tickets but you can join us at the two locations that we have choosen on September 30th and 1st October for a pre-match gathering before the highly anticipated South Africa vs Tonga rugby clash. Get ready to immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere as rugby enthusiasts come together to enjoy great company, and refreshing beverages. Share in the excitement, engage in lively discussions, and soak up the anticipation before the big game. 
If you have any questions about the events or are looking for any other details, please make sure to ask the question in the relevant Facebook group event, visit We get messages on so many platforms that we have now decided on using FB event platforms to answer questions. Braai Army FB FAQ Page

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