Paying respect

Tue, 10 Dec 2013 09:00

Three Springbok captains attended the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday.

Current skipper Jean de Villiers, 1995 World Cup winning captain Francois Pienaar and Morne du Plessis were all at the FNB Stadium for the state memorial service of the former South African President.

Mandela famously wore Pienaar's No.6 Springbok jersey to the World Cup Final in 1995, a gesture which would prove to have a major impact on unifying the nation behind the national team.

A massive crowd packed out the stadium for the memorial service, including around 100 heads of state, as South Africa said goodbye to the father of the nation.

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