Kyle Brown (Getty)
Deodoro - The Deodoro Stadium went from having a carnival atmosphere to being completely empty in a matter of minutes on Wednesday night.
Spectators from all around the world soaked in four high quality quarter-finals that ended with the Blitzboks beating Australia 22-5, but the 15 000-seater stadium emptied immediately afterwards as supporters plotted their journeys home.
But a small group of about 10 South African supporters were going nowhere until they had Blitzboks skipper Kyle Brown come on over for a few autographs.
"Thanks so much for coming out, guys," Brown said to the support from back home.
Brown, the pride of SACS in Cape Town, also took a selfie with the supporters in the background.
The Blitzboks are through to the Sevens semi-finals that will take place on Thursday evening.
They take on Great Britain at 20:00 (SA time) while the first semi sees Japan take on Fiji at 19:30 (SA time).
Lloyd Burnard is Sport24's correspondent in Rio de Janeiro for the duration of the 2016 Olympics ...