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BOKS OFFICE: The link between 'Brannas' and Fourie's Bok career

WATCH as the BOKS OFFICE team gets the real story behind the famous nickname of World Cup winner Deon Fourie.


Affectionately known as ‘Brannas’ amongst his peers and now the Springbok-loving fanatics, Deon Fourie sits down with host Hanyani Shimange and Springbok duo Schalk Burger and Jean De Villiers at the Stormers’ headquarters in the latest episode of BOKS OFFICE.

The interview gives the viewer a true sense of who and what Fourie is, while it will also leaves you in stitches.

During the interview, one of the most intriguing topics was his famous nickname ‘Brannas’.

When asked by host Shimange where the nickname ‘Brannas’ originated.

Fourie revealed it started in 2007 – with Rassie Erasmus and is the key to his Springboks career.

“After Western Province won the Under-21 interprovincial trophy in Bloemfontein we got home on Sunday and [South Africa Director of Rugby] Rassie Erasmus and [former Springboks coach] Jacques Nienaber just got contracted with the Stormers franchise as well,” Fourie said.


“Fortunately or unfortunately they were on the same flight and we [the team] enjoyed ourselves with [Brandy and cola]. Two days later we had Super Rugby trials for the senior team.

“So, we were doing sprint test, and as they were walking past, they said we can still smell that Brannas – and that is where the name comes from.”

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