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Win tickets to Boks vs Argentina!

In celebration of the Bok’s first Test against Argentina at Newlands, and their new marketing campaign for the national side: “Our Honour, Our Heritage” SARU are giving away two tickets to the first game in the all new Rugby Championship this Saturday …

To stand a chance of winning a set of two tickets to the Boks vs Argentina Test on Saturday the 18th of August at Newlands, all you have to do is sign up to the Front Row Grunt e-mail (which will notify you when a new blog has been published) to the right of this post …

The rationale behind the campaign is that the honour of playing for the Springboks resonates with South Africans across all eras. The Springbok team showcases to the world the unwavering spirit of the South African nation. When a player puts on the national jersey, he doesn’t only have the honour of playing for the team, he also has the honour of representing an entire nation. 22 players on any Test Saturday represent the ideals of 50 million South Africans. When they run on to the field, they defend our honour and through this they leave a legacy that builds on the proud heritage of being South African.

As part of the campaign, Bok Fridays are back the day before Springbok Tests with fans encouraged to show their support for the team by dressing in their official green and gold merchandise. Fans now also have the opportunity to get closer to the Boks with initiatives like public open training sessions every Monday, and SA Rugby’s Mascot Programme which will see local school children getting the opportunity to spend the day with the team and lead them onto the field on Test match days.

Fans can also go to the Bok Facebook page or follow @bokrugby on Twitter …

In keeping with the above, our winner will need to pick up his or her tickets in Cape Town on Friday donning their green and gold in support of Bok Friday … Competition open to those in Cape Town as it does not include travel or accommodation. The winner will be drawn randomly from all entries received by 09h00 on Friday … Good luck!

Author: Tank

Ex WP prop with a fair amount of experience in all things media ...

12 Comments

  1. Hi Tank

    Do you think Morne will start firing again?
    And if not who will be second in line in your opinion?
    I would have loved to see Goosen, but he isn’t fit yet last I heard. Perhaps Lambie?

    • Hi Jacobus. The law of averages suggests that he has to find form again at some stage. Just not sure it should be at the highest level. Goosen is without doubt the future, but obviously still injured. Pollard also an option in a few years. I think fullback is best for Lambie (although it looks like Zane will crack the nod) and with Peter Grant out of favour / in Japan, the choices are a bit limited

      • I would suggest that second in line to Steyn should by Jantjies, very good goal kicker, good attacking flair and relative good defence. Needs a good mentor though, Spencer really helped him at the Lions up to the fiasco there. He can also be a great if coached well. I still rate Lambie as a 10 more than a 15, but would still play him at 15 above Zane.

  2. Hi Guys. Yep, I am afraid this comp is only for new subscribers, and I realise this means the existing subscribers miss out, but I do have a few plans in place re rewarding the faithful :)

  3. I agree Pollard and Goosen will be our future going forward.
    Lambie is definately a better bet for 15 but every coach has his favourite (favourites…). I just hope the weather holds out so that we can see some running rugby even if its only from the Pumas

  4. Favoritism – Reason why South African rugby stays in one place. Meyer is a outdated coach with outdated ideas. Not being nasty just honest. Love the site tank cheers

  5. Hi Tank

    Just a quickie – if we already subscribe do we automatically get entered into the draw for the tickets?

    • This time round, only for the new subscribers … Sorry … As said, though, have plans for rewarding existing subscribers …

  6. Hi Tank. Although I agree re Goosen and Pollard being future Bok 10s (And Lambie at 15), I cannot other than wonder about all the other 10s in SA – from u.14 to 24 year-olds. What must they do see-ing the Bok 10 berth seems to be booked? Go play for another country or take up another sport! Goosen & Pollard, God forbid, may be injured so badly that they cannot deliver or simply flop and then we have to fall back on the players who have been labelled as not good enough! Yes, acknowledge the talents of the Goosens & Pollards, but also encourage the rest by creating opportunities. May the Bokke do it Saturday!

  7. Tank, did you see Pollard during Craven week? Have you seen him lately? If Goosen did not get injured,he would not have made the final 26 for the world cup. Far to much hype over him at the moment IMO.

    Kings playing Super rugby next season – Lions to drop out.

    • Agree re too much hype. Thought he played Craven Week injured though … Yes, have heard that Kings news … At least it’s a bit different next year then :)