Sports fans' priorities: Bok before beauty, readers tell website

2009-12-18 00:00

CAPE TOWN — He is the mostcapped and most successful Springbok captain of all time, and the majority of Sport24 readers would rather come to his rescue, in a time of need, than one of the country’s most beautiful women.

In a survery, the website’s readers (over 70% were male) were asked: “John Smit, late for a Currie Cup game (so you heard on the radio), and Lee Ann Liebenberg (late for the swimsuit section of a beauty pageant) are both hitch-hiking. Who do you pick up?”

Nearly 63% of participants said they would rather offer the Bok captain a lift.

Smit again topped the polls when readers chose their ultimate dinner partner — the Bok skipper (36%) beat off golfing legend Ernie Els (17%), Proteas captain Graeme Smith (15%) and Bok coach Peter de Villiers (10%).

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