Once again, it has been a weekend full of great sporting moments, thrilling matches and for some, not the result they wanted.
However, that is what makes the world of sport so intriguing and exciting; you never know what’s going to happen. (more…)
We all know that Bryan Habana is one fast rugby player. It should also be noted that Mr. Habana, his fans and most of the South African public like to see him race against unusual animals/things.
Thus, it should come as no surprise that Habana recently took on an airplane. Yes, you read right, an airplane. (more…)
If ever there was a video to make you feel proud and nostalgic about South African Rugby, then this is it.
Nelson Mandela thanks the Springboks in this video for their contribution to sport in the country and for reuniting South Africa in 1995 by winning the World Cup.
We all know that rugby and South Africans go hand in hand, and it is beautiful to see an icon such as Madiba thanking the Springboks personally.
Although this video is old, it os still touching – especially in a time when Madiba himself needs love and support.
Check it out below, and get excited for South African rugby!
Not only was this a victory for South African rugby, but for a newly born, democratic nation too. No one will ever forget the iconic moment when former president Nelson Mandela presented Francois Pienaar with the trophy.
A day that certainly unified a nations and brought people together under the name of sport.
Today is especially dear to us as Mr. Mandela is not well.
We thank you for what you have done for our country and hope that you get well soon, Madiba!
See the video below to relive that amazing moment!
Upon watching the Blitz round-up on our channel of champions last Sunday, I was amazed at how little was made of the Springboks’ thrashing of Fiji. Skipping over the Namibia result could somehow be justified, albeit the Kiwi destruction of the Japs was so well documented, but hardly any of the major newspapers made any proper mention of the tremendous display put forward by the men in green and gold. The ones who did carry the story, found it relatively easy to hide it on page 3.
It was crystal clear to me to what lengths they Kiwi media would go to prevent a rallying of support for the Boks, when a story about Sonny Bill’s old sparring partner headlined one of the more respected Wellington rags. This particular bin-liner thought it prudent not to mention anything at all regarding the South African rampage of the Fijian outfit and rather focus on the luke-warm display put forward by the men from across the Tasman ditch. Australia’s match against Italy left very little to the imagination and the best move to come from that encounter was Aussie model, Miranda Kerr appearing on the big screen sporting a skin-tight Wallaby jersey.
Going into the World Cup there were many people that weren’t exactly singing the praises of the selectors for choosing Danie Rossouw to be part of the Springbok squad to defend the Webb Ellis trophy. Thus far he has silenced all critics and was named Man of the Match against Fiji. Check out this huge tackle on Luke Charteris in the Wales game.
The Springboks faced Fiji in their second 2011 World Cup game on Saturday at the Wellington Regional stadium. The Boks were absolutely clinical in their win of 49 – 3 over the South Islanders. Guthro Steenkamp, Jaque Fourie, Francois Steyn, Morne Steyn, Tendai Mtawarira and Daniel Rossouw (the Man of the Match) all scored tries as South Africa were rampant and showed no mercy. Morne Steyn kicked five conversions and Francois Steyn two penalties. The Sevens expert Fiji team never even managed to score on try, only one penalty.