Sunday’s final day at the IRB sevens, Cape Town leg, was better than I could have expected, not having been to a sevens rugby game before, I was not too sure what to expect especially as I had been told for sevens everyone dresses up (which we did) and everyone drinks a lot of beer; that its not really about the rugby, more the vibe… well let me tell you, I had a blast!
For the first time, the South Africa leg of the IRB Sevens was held in Cape Town and it did not disappoint. The crowd was loving the vibe, singing and dancing along to the music that was playing between each game; kiss cams and dance cams roaming the crowd where everyone partook (and if you didn’t, you’d get booed)- so the usual really. The crowd was in its element throughout the day, getting louder and louder as we realised our boys were playing well and heading towards a home final.
The first BlitzBokke game was at 12.26 and by then the stadium had almost filled up to capacity, 56 000 people in attendance! As our boys ran onto the field, not a single person sat in their seats and didn’t clap or wave flags. We won all of our games on the Sunday; 25-5 to Australia, then 21-12 to France and in the final our BlitzBokkes won 29-14 against Argentina who played valiantly but fortunately weren’t a match for the green and gold force.