The Springboks have given their fans exactly what they have been craving for the last two years and even more so, ended an 8 year stretch without a victory over the All Blacks on home soil. As fans of the Springboks, we have waited long enough to celebrate and show our boys exactly how much they mean to us as a nation. One only needs to watch the footage of the “Nkosi Sikelela iAfrica” our national anthem being sung by the fans and led by renown South African singer Judtih Sephuma. The official attendance figures according to EWN stands at 42 367, those lucky few were able to experience a truly spine-tingling rendition of the national anthem.
Before getting ahead of ourselves, we as fans will have to try and have a big picture approach to this years remaining rugby fixtures, which is incredibly difficult for fans that have been starved of live international rugby in our stadiums. We want a victory every time our team steps out onto the field, and one can be certain the team feels the same way too and will do everything to give the fans what they want.
Our Springboks (the current world champions) can claw back a few more w’s in our favour when it comes to the results against the All Blacks this weekend. The coach and his staff have a lot of factors to consider ahead of Rugby World Cup, France 2023. Momentum is everything, and the reason why is fundamental! The fans, our people, our country are a huge factor in all of this!
Knowing the competitive nature of South Africans, Johannesburg is not going to be outdone when it comes to bringing the noise this coming Saturday, for the final clash between the Springboks and the All Blacks at Ellis Park in 2022. Given the added advantage of being able to host a capacity of 62 567 fans, this should not be a difficult feat to achieve. The real question is “will you be there?” if not, why not?
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