The top 20 adverts of the last

The top 20 adverts of the last year: (17) The Springboks #LoveRugby [video]

This might be the only good thing about the Springboks of 2016.

The top 20 adverts of the last

As we continue our voyage through 2016’s finest adverts, we turn our attention to South Africa and the world of sport.

It was the turn of this Mentos commercial to show the best of the human spirit yesterday – but here we take inspiration to a whole new level.

The Springboks have been bashed from pillar to post, on and off the field, this year. But take 95 seconds of your life to remember this message they sent to our nation’s Olympians as they headed to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Games.

Part of their #LoveRugby campaign, we’re treated to the, erm, glorious sight of Lood de Jager and Adriaan Strauss playing table tennis, Eben Etzebeth trying his hand at weightlifting and Pat Lambie getting that sinking feeling in his kayak.

None of them can compete, however, with Trevor Nyakane’s dainty attempt at rhythmic gymnastics. Seeing is believing.