Two Springbok captains will lead a squad of national rugby heroes for an entertaining panel discussion at the Madibaz Bok Banter gala dinner in Port Elizabeth on September 3.
Former SA skippers Hannes Marais and André Vos have confirmed their participation in the star-studded event, which takes place at the NMMU Indoor Sports Centre in the final countdown to the 2015 IRB Rugby World Cup.
Madibaz deputy director of sport Petrus Boukes said the city’s Springbok supporters would have the opportunity to hear first-hand accounts of some of their heroes’ most memorable moments, get expert predictions on this year’s international tournament and scoop up some rare memorabilia.
In 1970, Marais became the former UPE’s first player to run onto the field for his country. The following year he captained the Springbok tour to Australia, where the South Africans earned the nickname “The Invincibles”.
Vos was part of the national team from 1998 to 2001 and took over the captain’s armband from Joost van der Westhuizen after the 1999 World Cup.
They will be joined by fellow Boks Eben Olivier, Schalk Burger (senior) and Garth Wright, former junior Springbok and