South Africans were finally treated to a Springbok win in Saturday’s Castle Lager Rugby Championship clash against Australia. The final score was 24-8 to the Boks, a historic win that ended what felt like a century-long nine-year wait.
But that’s not all that went down on the field… or in the locker room afterwards.
Following a bunch of chirps, a fourth five-pointer, and a sly shove, a full-team fracas sparked. Featuring Bok enforcer Eben Etzebeth who locked Wallabies prop Allan Alaalatoa by the scruff of his jersey and took him for a walk around Allianz Stadium.
Note to self: don’t mess with Eben Etzebeth 😠 pic.twitter.com/PIN5Mn44ES
— SuperSport 🏆 (@SuperSportTV) September 3, 2022
But as they say, what happens on the field stays on the field. In a feel-good video tweeted by the Wallabies team, we see Alaalatoa and Etzebeth ‘kiss and make up’ (well, shake and make up in this case) after the match.
— Wallabies (@wallabies) September 4, 2022
After watching the video of the two players embracing and sharing some beer, a South African expat in Sydney replied “Great to see, this is why I love Rugby you play your guts out on the field and have a few cold ones after. Much respect to these great players,” with many fellow tweeps humming in agreement.
Springboks and Wallabies, bonded by a couple of a cold ones. #StrongerTogether
Picture: Screenshot / Twitter video