Kiwi reporter

A Kiwi reporter let some brash Springbok supporters know that she can speak their language. Image: cheree_k/ Tik Tok

WATCH: Rowdy Springbok fans unaware Kiwi reporter speaks Afrikaans! [video]

Springbok fans goaded a Kiwi reporter after the Rugby World Cup final, unaware that she was fluent in Afrikaans!

Kiwi reporter

A Kiwi reporter let some brash Springbok supporters know that she can speak their language. Image: cheree_k/ Tik Tok

A Kiwi reporter was trying to record a link for the New Zealand Herald after the Rugby World Cup final in Paris, before telling off some rowdy Springbok fans – in Afrikaans.

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In the post on her TikTok account, Chereé Kinnear describes herself as “South African born, NZ raised but grew up speaking Afrikaans at home.”


While trying to record her piece to camera after the All Blacks went down 12-11 to the Springboks at the Stade de France, Kinnear was interrupted and goaded by some Springbok fans.

It’s unclear what the South Africans said to her as they walked away, but Kinnear let them know that she understood everything they were saying.

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Watch the hilarious moment below:


Bet they didn’t expect that! *alot more the mic didnt pick up here and for the record im South African born, raised in NZ but grew up speaking Afrikaans at home #fyp #foryoupage #rugbyworldcup #springboks #southafrica #allblacks #newzealand #newsreporter #sportsreporter #blooper #newsanchor

♬ Funny – Gold-Tiger

Ek kan jou verstaan,” she shouted back at the Springbok fans, before joking with the camera person, “Don’t speak sh*t, I can speak Afrikaans. I was waiting for that, I was waiting for them to talk sh*t to me!”


Meanwhile, back in South Africa, fans can look forward to the world champion Springboks embarking on a four-day Trophy Tour to major regional population centres from Thursday this week.

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The Springboks arrive back in South Africa on Tuesday, 31 October at 10:55 at OR Tambo International Airport and will commence the tour 48 hours later.

The tour will start in Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto – concluding at FNB Stadium – on Thursday, 2 November, and take in Cape Town (Friday, 3 November) and Durban (Saturday, 4 November) before concluding in the Eastern Cape (East London) on Sunday, 5 November.

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The locations have been selected for population size in the first three instances and because of the Eastern Cape’s rugby significance in the fourth.

Satellite tours to Bloemfontein, Nelson Mandela Bay and other centres will be scheduled for 2024. Such tours following the 2019 victory had to be abandoned because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here.