I get upset when I hear people make comments like, "I feel sorry for people who still follow Springbok rugby" and "The Springboks were lucky to win the World Cup". There is a huge threat out there in the form of a world wide pandemic that is making life very uncomfortable for all of us. Sport brings joy and hope to millions and I can't wait to feel that excitement and absolute elation again. The 2019 World Cup final was undoubtedly one of the highlights of my life and when there is another memorable moment like the Morne Steyn penalty in 2009 to clinch the series I want to be hyped up and among friends and family.
I know for a fact that some of these Facebook trolls are going to be glued to their TV screens with a beer in the hand come 24 July and I hope your beer is nasty and flat. I can clearly remember where I was when Nelson Mandela was released from prison and when Siphiwe Tshabalala scored an absolute blinder in the 2010 Fifa World Cup. I was in front of a tiny TV with a green tinge at the Kalahari Oasis Bar in Mabalingwe when Morne Steyn kicked the penalty against the Lions in 2009. Where were you? There is enough to be negative about in this world, let's not be negative about rugby and the Springboks.
Mark Keohane, I love your optimism, but I do believe that the Springboks thrive when they are underdogs. I am with you in having complete faith in the coaching staff and players. The Springboks still have a lot to prove, but can most certainly dominate world rugby and defeat the Lions if we stand together and support our team! Let us take beers and raise them to the