Video Surfaces on TikTok of Springbok Fan Being Smashed by Security After Streaking on Mbombela Stadium Pitch

Video Surfaces on TikTok of Springbok Fan Being Smashed by Security After Streaking on Mbombela Stadium Pitch

  • One Springbok fan enjoyed South Africa's convincing 26-10 over New Zealand last weekend in Nelspruit a little bit too much
  • The man ran onto the pitch just around half-time of the match, and was promptly smashed by the security
  • The Springboks will look to continue a whitewash over their arch-rivals at Ellis Park tomorrow afternoon hoping of no such distractions

A Springbok supporter probably regrets whatever temporary insanity that enveloped his mind last weekend.

The man was seen streaking on the Mbombela Stadium field in Nelspruit last Saturday during half-time of South Africa's 26-10 demolition of New Zealand in the Rugby Championship opener. The TikTok video then showed him being tackled brutally by security, before being hauled away for what must have been a cold and unpleasant night in Mbombela.

An over-enthusiastic Springbok fan streaked on the pitch in the match against the All Blacks. Image source: @leanne22_main
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This evoked memories of a more unpleasant incident in 2002, when Piet van Zyl attacked Irish referee Dave McHugh during a Tri-Nations Test match been the two nations at the King's Park Stadium in Durban.

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According to RugbyDump, van Zyl ran onto the field out of frustration to pitifully wrestle McHugh - who was refereeing quite poorly that afternoon - on to the ground at the point of a scrum. This resulted in the victim suffering a dislocated shoulder, while the attacker suffered a bloody nose after being manhandled by concerned player from both sides.

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Having been banned for life from rugby grounds in South Africa for his actions, a less-than-sorry van Zyl said:

“Don’t forget that the incident happened when the referee closed his one eye and ceased to see the Springboks. I am therefore not sorry that I did what I did. If he, the referee, didn’t do what he did that incident would not have happened.”

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A South African All Blacks fan has not taken their poor form of late very well.

As reported by Sports Brief, he was seen on video burning a 2011 Rugby World Cup New Zealand jersey following their 26-10 defeat to the Springboks in a Rugby Championship Test at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit last night.

Teams from the Land of the Long White Cloud enjoy healthy support in South Africa, particularly in the Western Cape.

Source: Sports Brief News