If there is one thing that South Africans do well, its fairytale sporting endings.
And just when the nation needed a much-needed boost, the South African Sevens team provided their own fairytale, drawing on the Madiba Magic in stadium that bears his name to beat World Champions New Zealand 17-14 to win the Cell C Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens on Sunday.
On a weekend where the whole of the country has swung in emotion, the Blitzbokke – the most transformed rugby team in the country – drew on their inner strength and produced two days of performances that Madiba, and the entire country could be proud of.
via Blitzbokke win Mandela 7s – SuperSport – Rugby.
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla both shared centuries before four wickets from Lonwabo Tsotsobe helped the Proteas take an unassailable 2-0 series lead against India with a comprehensive 134-run victory in the second one-day international in Durban on Sunday.