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Former Springboks captains Francois Pienaar and John Smit joined Siya Kolisi to sing the national anthem at SA’s match against Argentina at the Emirates Airline park on Saturday.
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‘Epic’: Ex Springboks captains join Siya for national anthem [watch]

Former Springboks captains Francois Pienaar and John Smit joined Siya Kolisi and the Ndlovu Youth Choir for SA’s national anthem…

springboks, siya kolisi, national anthem, francois pienaar, john smit

Former Springboks captains Francois Pienaar and John Smit joined Siya Kolisi to sing the national anthem at SA’s match against Argentina at the Emirates Airline park on Saturday.
Images via Twitter:
@jaredwright17

It was a proud moment for South African rugby supporters when former Springboks captains John Smit, Francois Pienaar, and the respective squads joined Siya Kolisi and the team for a rendition of the national anthem.

And the cherry on the top was the beautiful vocals of the Ndlovu Youth Choir.

SA beat Argentina 22-21 at Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park) on Saturday, 29 July.

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Eben Etzebeth, Manie Libbok and Malcolm Marx. Image via Twitter: @springboks

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SPRINGBOKS OLD BOYS MAKE AN APPEARANCE

Joining the 2023 Springboks squad were former Rugby World Cup-winning captains and their Springboks team members, who made a surprise appearance on the pitch.

Francois Pienaar and John Smit – who led their teams to victory in 1995 and 2007, respectively – proudly belted out the national anthem beside Siya Kolisi.

On the sidelines were retired star players like Bobby Skinstad, Bryan Habana, and Percy Montgomery.

Take a look…

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NDLOVU YOUTH CHOIR BLEW AWAY SA WITH NATIONAL ANTHEM

And while the former Springboks players were a nice touch, the real stars of the night were the Ndlovu Youth Choir.

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The SA performers – who had America’s Got Talent Simon Cowell in tears back in 2019 – performed the national anthem at the Boks’ final match on SA soil for the year.