Watch: The Unbreakable Bond of Springbok Grandmothers in #TheGranBoks
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Experience the heartfelt pride and love of Springbok Franco Mostert’s grandmothers in the latest episode of #TheGranBoks.


Johannesburg, South Africa (21 September 2023) – In the world of rugby, heroes are born on the field, celebrated in stadiums, and admired by fans across the globe. But behind every triumph, there’s a tale of unwavering support and boundless love – a story often told best by the unsung heroes themselves.

Enter #TheGranBoks, a heartwarming series that unveils a side of our Springboks that few have seen before… the love and pride of their grandmothers.

Good Things Guy, South Africa’s leading good news platform, has been at the forefront of following and reporting on this incredible series. Episode 1 kick-started this emotional journey by introducing us to Melody Anderson, the grandmother of rugby sensation Malcolm Marx. The love and support she exuded set the stage for what would become an extraordinary exploration of family bonds. But it was Episode 2 that truly tugged at our heartstrings, featuring Themba Mbonambi, Springbok Bongi Mbonambi’s beloved grandmother, whose story took the emotional journey to a whole new level.

Now, in Episode 3, we are introduced to three remarkable women who hold a special place in the heart of Springbok Franco Mostert. Martie, Gerda, and Riana, the grandmothers of this rugby superstar, grace the screen with their infectious pride and love for their grandson. Their presence on #TheGranBoks is set to “give you all the feels” as they share their personal stories, anecdotes, and, most importantly, their unwavering support for Franco.

Franco Mostert, a household name in the rugby world, was a key player in the 2019 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok team. With a career spanning 69 matches and 15 points to his name, Franco has etched his name in rugby history. But beyond the tackles and tries, it’s his journey that captures the essence of the sport.

And who better to tell that story than the women who have known him from the very beginning?

As you watch the newest episode of #TheGranBoks, you’ll be struck by the powerful emotion that flows from these grandmothers. Their love transcends the boundaries of the rugby pitch, and it’s a testament to the deep connections that sports can forge within families. Martie, Gerda, and Riana embody the spirit of South African rugby – a spirit that is built not only on strength and skill but also on the foundation of family and love.

The Gran Boks is more than just a series; it’s a celebration of the human side of rugby. It reminds us that behind every scrum and every try, there are people who have cheered for these athletes since they were children.

It’s a testament to the power of sport to unite generations and bring communities together.

Sources: #TheGranBoks 
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