From barber shops to taxi’s (including taxi drivers) and stokvels the word on everyone’s lips is Springboks.
Yes, our boys managed to brush-off the stubborn Wales in the quarter-finals with a nail-biting win over the weekend.
With all that said and done, this can only be classified as ‘final before the final’ as we face the world beaters and current number one New Zealand next Saturday for the semis, the country continues to be behind our Bokke.
Yes, pundits (including my family members) are already predicting we won’t make it let alone scare the All Blacks-considering the history The All Blacks has over the Boks- but that is the story for another day.
Being a loyal and patriotic backer of our boys we should proceed to the finals of the Webb Ellis Cup-of which we have won twice hope doomsayers are reading this- knowing very well at the back of our minds its going to be muddy, bloody and painstakingly ugly.
Despite huge imbalances of injuries that has beset the team over the weekend, we trust coach Heyneke Meyer and his technical team will do magic to turn things around with the likes of Trevor Nyakane and Pat “Babyface” Lambie getting game time.
Oh, has anyone heard what happened to the Japanese?
Other semis: Argentina (Pumas) vs Australia (Wallabies)
Meanwhile, Banyana Banyana have qualified for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games.
A goal in the 62nd minute against Equatorial Guinea in a hard-hard second leg battle at Estadio de Bata was enough to see the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana through to Brazil.
Well done to our national teams.
Tonight our Amajimbos national side are competing in the under 17s World Cup in Chile up against Costa Rica in group E.
This is first for SA to qualify. Great work coach and his team.
Nigeria are current title holders of this World Cup.