Goosebumps as South Africans Spontaneously Sing Anthem After Match

This Rugby World Cup (RWC) has brought many goosebump moments – from the train ride where South African fans honoured Japanese fans after the Springbok’s shock defeat…to the Samoa team singing a hymn to former SA rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen. Last night there were more…

After beating Scotland 34-16 in Newcastle, fans leaving the match spontaneously sang South Africa’s national anthem in unison.

South African expat Kevin Brouard, who’s originally from KwaZulu-Natal and now lives in Northumberland, was there and filmed the video below.

“Walking out of St. James Park Stadium after the Boks vs. Scotland game and had the absolute pleasure of experiencing this,” he told SAPeople. “Had a lump in my throat, I won’t lie. For all the Saffa’s….”

Watch Video – South Africans sing the national anthem after Springboks vs Scotland match

Candace Conradie filmed this footage of South Africans cheering as the bus dropped off their precious Springbok team just before the match:

Pumela Salela from Brand SA was also at the stadium in Newcastle and captured a few other special moments – members of the crowd singing Shosholoza, and a fluent Xhosa speaking South African…

South Africa’s next match is on Wednesday at London’s Olympic Stadium when they play the USA.

Although the USA have not won a single game yet in this world cup, coach Heyneke Meyer and captain Fourie du Preez warned against any celebrations yet as this next Pool B match is crucial and will be “another tough battle”.

The South African team, who left Newcastle for London today, will have one proper training session before facing the USA, said Heyneke. He praised Fourie, saying “he was brilliant” for the role he played in Saturday’s win.

It was Fourie’s first time captaining the national side. He said “it’s been an unbelievable experience for me to captain this wonderful team” but stressed “we have to beat the USA to keep alive our chances of reaching the playoffs.”

In the meantime the host country, England, has been prematurely knocked out of the World Cup after Australia beat them last night.

And after all the jokes on social media after the Springboks lost to Japan, it seems it’s now England’s turn as the jokes have started pouring in…

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Sent in by Devon Richard Brittle‎ – “Too soon?”