Poem Giving South Africans Gees: Our Springbok Team. We Hope This Reaches Them.

A poem written by and shared by passionate Springbok fans in Pretoria, South Africa, is adding to the wonderful gees (spirit) as the Rugby World Cup Final approaches.

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Marcel Erasmus and Jean Ruthven (wearing his signed World Cup jersey from 2003)

The poem was written by Jean Ruthven, and shared by his friend Marcel Erasmus. Marcel told SAPeople: “We are the biggest Springbok fans ever and proud to be part of the South African Rainbow nation. Believing in uniting our country. STRONGER TOGETHER. I am so thankful that this post had such a huge effect on our nation and country.

“We just hope that it will reach the Springboks to give them that extra motivation and show them they have our full support and we stand united!”

Our Springbok Team by Jean Ruthven

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Photo: Springboks

Our team has Mapimpi who walked 10km to school and lost his family…
Our team has Lood De Jager who always smiles even though the pressure is on…
Our team has Eben Etzebeth who is made of fire and stone…
Our team has a Beast who apologises for dangerous tackles and carries that body on an irregular heartbeat…
Our team has Lukhanyo Am who came from the bulldogs and acts like one, defending every inch…
Our team has Bongi Mbonambi who has overcome life-threatening illness and everyone in front of him…
Our team has the ever-smiling, fast-footed Schalk Brits…
Our team has the best Ginger Ninja to step into the front row, Steven Kitshoff…
Our team has Vincent Koch, who could move mountains with just a look…
Our team has its own Viking, the long-haired RG Snyman…
Our team has Herschel Jantjies who comes from Kylemore and debuted like he was born for glory…
Our team has the fast and fearless Faf De Klerk who is the embodiment of the Jack Russel tenacity…
Our team has son of Spiere, Pieter-steph Du Toit and gave some people PTSD…
Our team has the sniper of penalties and body on the line fly half, Handre Pollard…
Our team has the polarizing but almost-impossible-to-tackle Damian De Allende…
Our team has the comeback kid and bringer of razzle dazzle,Willie Le Roux…
Our team has the veteran who tasted glory, Frans Steyn…
Our team has a mach 3 dragon-slaying disco dancer, Cheslin Kolbe…
Our team has a blitz from Barberton, Sbu Nkosi…
Our team has an Avenger, the god of thunder, Duane Vermeulen…
Our team has the kid from Knysna who had to play to get a scholarship to have a chance, Warrick Gelant…
Our team has Malcolm Marx who had just his mom carrying him through…
Our team has #MyCaptain, the man who did not have a TV 12 years ago, who asked Schalk Burger(when he was blond not bald) for an autograph, The Bear, Siya Kolisi…
Behind OUR team is a staff and coaches and I am 150 % behind them…
Because they are #strongertogether than anyone else…
And if we back them, Even more so…


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Posted by Springboks on Wednesday, October 30, 2019

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