Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Springboks get traditional Maori Welcome RWC NZ

'Nice to nose you:
Boks receive traditional 
Maori welcome' 
Quotes from The Witness 06 Sep 2011

'Springbok head coach Peter de Villiers receives the ‘Hongi’, 
a traditional Maori welcome, from warrior Toa Waaka during 
the South Africa IRB Rugby World Cup 2011 official welcome ceremony at the Wharewaka on Wellington Waterfront yesterday.'

And from the NZ Herald 06 Sept 2011

New Zealand's rugby fever is taking hold. 
The Rugby World Cup kicks off on September 9 when the All Blacks 
face Tonga at Eden Park.

"Hier kom die manne" -              
 here come the men.

Hundreds of fans turned out to welcome the 

world champions South Africa to Wellington, 
where they will be based for the Rugby World Cup.

The Independent's Chris Hewitt argues 
the Springboks 
are possibly the best team                                          
to contest the four-yearly hunt for the
 Webb Ellis Cup.

"Two victories in four attempts, together with 

a podium finish in 1999? It is some record."


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