This weekend (the whole week actually) is a big weekend in the Bay. Its the weekend when the South African leg of the International Rugby Boards 7's world series takes place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. Its two days of action packed rugby on the field and lots of party action off it. All 16 teams taking part came in on two flights last night and I was lucky enough to make the special list to get me past the supporters and into the arrivals area. I love my job. Anyhow, the South African Blitzbokke were on the first flight and the main reason everybody was there, getting the biggest reception when the teams walked out to their buses. Here Springbok mascot Bokkie poses for a couple of pictures with Blitbokke stars Branco du Preez and Cecil Afrika.
While waiting for the second flight to land Bokkie had some fun joining in with the marimba band and dancers from African Drumbeat.