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How the Springboks continue to help their country

SOCIAL SPOTLIGHT: South African players from the victorious 1995, 2007 and 2019 Rugby World Cup teams have all teamed up during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Captain of the 2007 team John Smit recently shared a photo of himself alongside 1995 flyhalf Joel Stransky, former teammates Jannie du Plessis and Pierre Spies, as well as recent victors Elton Jantjies and Trevor Nyakane.

They were all shopping and packing food parcels for delivery as part of the South Africa Rugby Legends Association.

Nyakane, whose 2019 campaign in Japan was cut short due to a calf injury, wrote on Instagram: “A challenge worthy of accepting, thanks for the invitation Elton Jantjies this is for a great cause I hope myself and the Blue Bulls be able to continue the great work that you are doing and feed more people.”

Kolisi took to social media to share his work with Herschel Jantjies, saying:

“On and off the field, we stand united to bring hope in our communities no matter how big or small. I’m so proud of the work Herschel Jantjies has been doing in Kylemore and communities around to help out during this time.

He is not only using his voice but also using his platform as well to make a difference to the people that shaped the person he is now!”

Cheslin Kolbe is yet another star of South African rugby that has done a lot of work in the community during these times, in what has been a hugely positive response from players.


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During this outreach, I asked someone what motivated him and thought they might say a player or something like that, but they just started singing a worship song instead. It just made me think, being out during this pandemic makes you take a closer look at yourself and you just realise how others live and how much need there really is. I was supposed to be in France during this time, however I believe there was a purpose for me being in Cape Town during this lockdown. This time has given me the opportunity to spend more time with my family and the most vulnerable communities. Thankful for what I have and the chance to give back. Let’s continue to help and support one another and make a difference where we can 🙏 @bethedifferencefoundation If each one can feed one, no one should go hungry.

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