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The Springboks line up for the national anthem. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

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Will the Springboks replace the original national anthem with this newer version before their Tests?

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The Springboks line up for the national anthem. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

Check out this out this new loadshedding-themed national anthem which fans hope will be belted out at Twickenham before South Africa’s Test against the All Blacks on Friday.

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The arch nemesis — New Zealand and South Africa — are set for anther epic chapter in their storied history when they collide at Twickenham Stadium in London for the Qatar Cup on Friday night.

A local insurance company — King Price Insurance — has provided some comedic relief with the release of his potential load-shedding national anthem, to be sung before the Springboks’ upcoming Test against the All Blacks.

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Meanwhile, captain Siya Kolisi has revealed his Springboks will hold nothing back in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up match against the All Blacks at a sold-out Twickenham on Friday evening.

In what both teams have been described as the perfect preparation for the international spectacle in France, the Springboks and All Blacks are set to collide in London tomorrow. 

And to show that no Springboks vs All Blacks Test is a friendly, South Africa and New Zealand named strong lineups for the showdown despite the massive injury risk it poses two weeks out from the Rugby World Cup

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“The fact that the All Blacks selected a full-strength side for the match shows their intent,” said the captain from South Africa.

“This is not a friendly. In fact, we’ve never had a friendly against them. It’s going to a big physical battle, and we are excited about it.”

“We will not hold back at all,” Siya Kolisi added. “There are 80 000 people coming to the match and we owe it to them to give our all. There are also not many opportunities such as this to face the All Blacks in the northern hemisphere, so it’s going to be a special game.”

“It’s also our last match before the Rugby World Cup, so we want to make the most of the occasion. Hopefully it will be an ugly, tough game, but beautiful at the same time.”

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South Africa’s official team photo ahead of the RWC warm-up against the All Blacks. Photo: SA Rugby.