Do you know thoseiconic Springbok team photos that you see each week before a match? Well taking that photo is not as easy as it may seem especially when the players start to laugh.
A video shared by SuperSport Rugby earlier this year shows what exactly goes on when the rugby players have to take that team photo. The photo the video refers to was taken when South Africa took on Argentina in August.
In the video you can see the players messing with each other’s hair while the photographer shouts: “Game face!”
As soon as the players start to laugh, it becomes a bit tricky getting them to focus once more.
Watch the Springboks trying to keep their cool for a team photo:
On Facebook, one social media user pointed out that there is ‘nice camaraderie amongst the players’.
“Great to see the way the team interacts with each other.. true rainbow team… Looking forward to the Rugby World Cup,” said another.
Now a few weeks later, the Springboks are getting ready to face England in this year’s Rugby World Cup final.
South Africa vs England
Wales missed out on a first World Cup final appearance with a 19-16 semi-final defeat by the Springboks.
It should be remebered though, the Springboks have never lost a Rugby World Cup final on two previous attempts, beating Saturday’s opponents in their most recent appearance in the last two.
Kick-off on Saturday is at 11:00 (SAST).
Springboks grateful for the support
Rassie Erasmus’ men thanked South Africa for the overwhelming support after their semi-final agaisnt Wales, which has fuelled them towards another step in history.
The players shot a video to relay their message across, with Welshman, Aled Walters displaying his commitment to the cause in the form of jumping jacks in the background.
Rugby World Cup 2007 final revisited
The Rugby World Cup is set for a result of the 2007 final.
On that occasion, the Springboks held their nerve to come out 15-6 winners in a keyless affair in Paris.
Now coached by Eddie Jones, who was in the South African dugout 12 years ago, the 2003 champions could perhaps be the favourites, owing mostly to their World Rugby ranking of second place.