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Daniel Moxham has written his thoughts about the criticism directed at our international rugby team, the Springboks – His words are thought-provoking!


South Africa (22 September 2021) – South Africans have felt a twinge of disappointment over the last two weeks due to the Springboks not performing as expected. The team has been battered with criticism, and many are calling for key players to be pulled for poor performance.

This cannot be easy for the team to endure when they are so far from home. Daniel Moxham has been an avid Springboks supporter all his life and decided to pen an open letter to his fellow supporters as well as the teams biggest critics.

The letter explains what the team is most likely going through during this time and how they have gone above and beyond in the name of good sportsmanship.

“To have everyone on social media going after the Springboks is worrying and actually really sad.

This team has given us so much through so much. They have tried to pick up the country numerous times. They have had to endure COVID-19 which most of us couldn’t even handle in our daily lives.

Apart from that. We have very little rugby. Put everything we had into the Lions series and had to travel across the world to accommodate Australia and New Zealand and satisfy their request to play our home games in their backyard.

Apart from that. We haven’t played international club rugby consistently as a group or consistently playing test rugby.

Let’s back these guys who are away from home and need us more than ever!

They have been poor. And they have spoken publicly about being poor. They know what they have to do.

Now it’s our turn to get behind our team. Get behind our Green and Gold and support our guys as much as possible. Win or lose. We fight with them!”

So let’s rally, let’s pick up our heads and let’s support our boys! They are courageous for heading across the waters to Australia and New Zealand during these times. So let’s stand up together and support them, no matter what!

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