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Boks woken by fire alarms ahead of Wales Test

SPOTLIGHT: The Springboks did not have a peaceful sleep ahead of their clash against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.


The Boks were evacuated from their hotel twice overnight because of fire alarms.

According to rugby commentator Matt Pearce the first fire alarm went off at 03.58 on Saturday morning.

“Hello from test match day in Cardiff,” Pearce said on social media.

“At 03h58, a fire alarm in the team hotel, everyone evacuated for some forced mingling with departing night-clubbers on the pavement in the cold. 20 minutes later, back into hotel to go back to sleep. 07h20… repeat, [without the clubbers]!”

The South Africans’ record in the Welsh capital is poor. They have lost four successive Tests in Cardiff since a 24-15 victory eight years ago.

However, the Springboks have knocked Wales out of the past two editions of the World Cup, with a 19-16 last-four win in Japan two years ago the prelude to their 32-12 victory against England in the Final.


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