Springboks

2008-02-20 00:00

The Laureus World Sports Awards are the only global awards honouring the greatest sportsmen and women across all sports each year. Much in the style of the film Oscars, the winners are chosen by an academy, in this instance a 43-member assemblage of illustrious sportspeople. It was announced on Monday that the Springboks were to receive this year’s Laureus World Team of the Year Award, for winning the 2007 Rugby World Cup and for going through the tournament unbeaten. What a sparkling achievement, especially when one considers that the team came out ahead of such outstanding nominees as AC Milan, the Australian cricket team and Ferrari.

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