PHOTOS Jogging down Memory Lane in London with the 1995 Springboks!

South Africans in London jogged down memory lane with members of the 1995 Springbok rugby team this morning.

Springbok fans in London for morning jog
John Smit in London this morning with Springbok fans for #JogTheMemory

Bok fans gathered from early in the morning to take part in the special occasion. Those running met outside the National Gallery at 07:30.

Springbok fans in London for morning jog

Springbok fans in London for morning jog


The jog was intended to help recreate the same winning formula as 20 years ago, when the Bokke famously jogged around Sandton before going on to beat the All Blacks at Ellis Park in Joburg in their historic 1995 Rugby World Cup (RWC) win.

Springbok fans in London for morning jog
Morné du Plessis in London this morning.

And judging by the photos and feedback it succeeded in creating that same wonderful atmosphere!

Springbok fans in London for morning jog
James Dalton with Molly. Awesome Bok celebrations in London’s Trafalgar Square, Saturday 24 October

The 2015 Boks face the All Blacks this afternoon at Twickenham in the RWC semi-finals.

Springbok fans in London for morning jog
Liam and Tammy with Mark Andrews
Springbok fans in London for morning jog
Brett Levin: “It was very special to be there.”

The 3km jog, led by 1995’s captain Francois Pienaar, began and ended at London’s Trafalgar Square.

Springbok fans in London for morning jog
1995 captain Francois Pienaar led the #JogTheMemory

Francois Pienaar and 1995 Springbok in London for morning jog

Tammy Crause‎ was there for the “great atmosphere and awesome celebrations with the ’95 BOKKE!”…joined by her husband Liam, and beagle Molly (who was quite a hit with the  Boks!).

Springbok fans in London for morning jog
Liam, Molly, Tammy and James Dalton