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Tiaan (with the ball). Photos supplied

Twelve-year-old Tiaan Hall has been a Springbok supporter since he was a baby, like the children of many South Africans now living abroad.

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Even as a baby, Tiaan wore a Springbok jersey! Photos supplied.

Although Tiaan was born in Wales, he was dressed in Springbok gear as a baby, and is named after Springbok legend Tiaan Strauss. Despite only ever visiting SA, “he loves biltong and steak, knows the South African anthem, idolises the Boks and lives eats and sleeps rugby,” says his Proudly South African dad Brian, who does a lot of work supporting SA charities.

Brian who has been in the UK for 16 years and is married to a Welsh woman, is a die-hard rugby fanatic… so it’s little surprise that since his son Tiaan was seven, he’s been playing rugby for Risca (where he lives). Right now his club is in the Dragons Virtual Cup in Sunny Wales… in the Finals!

With his dad as his number one fan, he’s enlisted rugby legends like South Africa’s John Smit and British and Irish Lions Coach Warren Gatland to lend their support to Tiaan’s Risca U13 team in the final.


It would mean the world to Tiaan and his dad if South Africans in SA and around the world could lend their support too.

Simply go to this link and click to vote for RISCA U13:

Votes close on Wednesday at 10am UK time.