South Africa’s sporty Springbok jet: See it here!
Take a look at the aircraft sporting green and gold livery, honouring the country’s national rugby team, the Springboks.
Privately owned South African airline FlySafair has unveiled one of its aircraft decked out in livery dedicated to the Springbok team.
The airline is the official domestic carrier of the country’s national rugby team, the Springboks.
One of FlySafair’s Boeing 737 aircraft recently underwent a paint job, reemerging in green and gold.
The front of the aircraft features the obligatory Springbok in the front of the fuselage – proudly honouring the country’s national rugby team.
South Africans love their sport. The nation rallies behind its national teams when SA competes in international sporting events.
One cannot forget how rugby united the nation when South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup in 1995.
The Springboks did the country proud, winning the tournament in 1995.
PASSION FOR RUGBY
Once again, the country is behind its national rugby team. The Springboks are in France for the 2023 edition of the Rugby World Cup.
Data shows that South Africans are among the world’s most rugby-passionate nations.
The Citizen reports that South Africa is among the top 10 of the world’s most rugby-obsessed countries, according to a report by The Grueling Truth.
Considering South Africa’s successes in the sporting arena since being allowed to compete in international sporting events, this is no surprise.
UNITED BY SPORT
South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela used sport to unite the newly democratic nation.
Nelson Mandela dressed in a No 6 Springbok jersey to congratulate Springbok captain Francois Pienaar after South Africa beat the All Blacks 15-12 to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
Not only did the president unite a nation but he and impressed the world. The president’s gesture helped to cement the nation’s passion for sport.