20 October 2007

Rugby fever reaches epidemic proportions


A few hours are left to the start of the Rugby World Cup final and "Rugby Fever" has reached epidemic proportions in South Africa. It is manifesting itself in many strange ways.

I had to run some errands this morning and the spirit was quite amazing. Unfortunately I did not have my camera with me, so was not able to take advantage of the many photographic opportunities, but my cell phone did prove useful.

This guy is really making a statement


Cars and motor bikes were flying flags; cars were emblazoned with the words "Go Bokke"; most people were dressed in green and gold; the shops were flying South African and Springbok flags; I was told that all the Rugby World Cup clothing was sold out throughout the city, Wherever I went there was an air of excitement and a tremendous vibe.

My son has a severe attack of Rugby Fever


It was a fun morning watching normally sane and rational people doing things they would not usually do - all in the spirit of generating support and excitement.



There can be no doubt that the nation is behind the Springbok Rugby Team.

Here's to a good game...........................

GO BOKKE!

5 comments:

Old Wom Tigley said...

I'm sat here now await the game to start... may the best team win...
shall I just say well done now and have done with it.... :-)

Ackworth Born said...

small world - here I am checking the blog of a bloke at the bottom end of the world and what do I see but a comment made an hour ago by a bloke just up the road -- not into rugby myself but have just popped in the other room to check the score and see that we {England} are losing with 15 minutes to go but the fat lady hasn't started tuning up yet so ...

Max-e said...

Hi guys
I really enjoyed that one. It was a tough game, with a few tense moments for South Africa, but they brought the cup home. The English team were worthy opponents - it could have gone either way.

Anna said...

Congrats to South Africa, I heard it was great game. Anna :)

Max-e said...

Thanks Anna, it was a great game - very tense