Last night (20 August 2011) was a historic night at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The Springboks, South Africa's national rugby team for those visitors from non rugby playing countries, played against the All Blacks (New Zealand's national team) in Port Elizabeth for the first time since 1970. It was also the very first Tri Nations game in the city which just shows how hungry we are for international rugby in PE. A capacity 45000 crowd came out in anticipation to watch the Boks, who has had a terrible season so far, take on the world's number 1 rugby team. And the boys did not disappoint, winning 18 - 5 in a tough and physical match. The atmosphere, as WWE wrestler The Rock would have said if he was here, was ELECTRIC and stayed that way for the entire 80 minutes. Experiencing my first live international rugby game was something I will always remember and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Canon EC for the invite to be able to have this phenomenal experience.
Over the next few days I'll share a couple of the pics I took at the game last night. GO BOKKE!!!