VIDEO: Kurt Lee Arendse vs Marcus Smith and Cheslin Kolbe vs Owen Farrell
- South African rugby supporters woke up with wide smiles because of a very good reason
- The Springboks convincingly defeated England at Twickenham on Saturday evening in London
- There was a moment of déjà vu concerning a sensational try that Kurt-Lee Arendse scored during the match
A lot of rugby fans would have thought that they'd seen a particular phase of play before during South Africa's convincing victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday evening.
Red-hot Bok right-wing Kurt-Lee Arendse flashed past England fly-half Marcus Smith on the way to scoring a sensational try that set off his team to a 27-13 victory in London.
It was incredibly similar to the one that Cheslin Kolbe scored against the same opposition in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final to seal a 32-12 victory in Yokohama, Japan. On that occasion, the fleet-footed Kolbe stepped inside of centre and Roses captain Owen Farrell. Beyond that, the nature of each five-pointer brought on a sense of déjà vu.
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Arendse is arguably the form winger in world rugby, having scored seven tries in seven appearances since making his international debut earlier this year.
Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika: Springboks anthem singer Nicole Magolie in high spirits despite mixed reaction
Nicole Magolie is currently the centre of discussion among the South African rugby fraternity.
She sang an unusually slow version of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika before the Springboks Autumn Nations Series Test match against Italy at the Estadio Luigi Ferraris in Genoa. This led to mixed responses to the performance from bemused spectators at the venue and viewers from home.
Magolie, just before returning to South Africa, posted on her Facebook page to explain what went wrong.
Video: Another… interesting… rendition of Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika involving the Springboks
The Springboks had an interesting start to their match against Italy in Genoa on Saturday.
Nicole Magolie sang 'Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika' at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris, doing so in an unusually slow manner which got people chattering on social media in response, as reported by Sports Brief.
This harked back to the instances when Ras Dumisani and Ard Matthews made an absolute mess of the anthem, too much controversy.