A visit to Twickenham to watch the Springboks

Without doubt one of the finest stadiums to watch rugby at is Twickenham. Its sheer size, with a capacity of 82,000, coupled with its rich history and rousing support ensures a very special afternoon in South-West London.

In 2010 I watched us come storming back to beat the English after a loss to Scotland the previous week and after watching us lose in Dublin a few days before, I was hoping for the same result this time round.

As always, hearing over 80, 000 people sing both the national anthem ‘G-D Save the Queen’, and the rugby anthem, ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot, makes the hair at the back of one’s neck stand up.


The boys did not disappoint and a cracking game saw us run out 31 – 28 winners. We were on top for large parts of the game before some poor officiating saw England strom back into the game with two quick tries. This ensured the crowd were at fever pitch but the Boks showed their composure and held on for a great win. Off to the famous Cabbage Patch pub we went!

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