Springbok legends joined by thousands for city jog
Thousands of South Africans fans filled the streets of London this morning to see the Springbok World Cup winners invoke the spirit of 1995.
Twenty years ago the South African rugby team famously jogged around the streets of Johannesburg just hours before meeting New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup final.
Led by captain Francios Pienaar, South Africa went on to lift the trophy which led to one of the most iconic images in Sport history –Nelson Mandela celebrating along side the team which, for many, represented white supremacy during the apartheid era.
Pienaar led his old team mates once again in an attempt to inspire the current South African rugby team to victory as they once again face the mighty All Blacks, this time in the semi-finals.
Shy of the handful of spectators that Pienaar and Co. had expected, incredible scenes transpired as the 1995 team led thousands of fans in a rendition of the South African national anthem.
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