Bok fans blow vuvuzelas

2011-09-22 09:38

Auckland - The International Rugby Board (IRB) may have banned vuvuzelas from Rugby World Cup matches, but that has not stopped Springbok fans from blowing them outside stadiums.

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Bok supporter Sue Surjupersad said before South Africa's Pool D match against Namibia in Auckland on Thursday that they were used to being isolated to parking lots when trumpeting the monotone instruments.

"We are a bit grumpy that we are not allowed to take them inside with us, but anyway, vuvuzelas aren't allowed at the rugby in South Africa too, so it is not a big deal," Surjupersad said.

SA teams are accustomed to having a strong support base at the North Harbour stadium due to the great number of expatriots that reside in the area.

Having recently celebrated her fifth year as an Auckland resident, Surjupersad said she had not lost her passion for the Springboks, and expected the title holders to trump their Southern African neighbours.

"Absolutely they will win, without a doubt," she said.

The match was expected to be the easiest for the Springboks in the group stages, and fewer fans flocked to the game than those who did for their opener against Wales and their second outing against Fiji, both played in Wellington.

Quite understandably, there were even fewer Namibian fans at the ground in support of the minnows - perhaps set to make it the only game of the tournament in which SA supporters outnumbered their opposition.

Surjupersad would not go as far as predicting the final score, and while she was holding thumbs for the Boks to notch up their third win of the tournament, she hoped the Namibians would not be given a thumping by the defending champions.

"I feel sorry for Namibia, and anyway, we are not like Kiwis," she said.

"We don't want them to win by 100 points, so if they just have a good enough show it will be good enough for me."


  • JimbOb - 2011-09-22 09:46

    You'll always hear us before you see us.

      Captainmorgan - 2011-09-22 10:41

      Those zuzuvelas are soooooo noisy :-)

      fjoub - 2011-09-22 11:19

      They have no imagination and can only make a noise. Why not sing Shosholoza

      anfield - 2011-09-22 14:03

      yeh. empty vessels make the most about the mindless, boy, you epitomize that.

      anfield - 2011-09-22 21:34

      dont be trying to impose third world antics onto a first world country. maybe you'll get there in another 2-300 years.

  • DeonL - 2011-09-22 09:47

    Go Bokke.

  • Anneleen - 2011-09-22 09:52

    Bokke, blow them away!!!!! GO BOKKE!!!

  • gomolemo - 2011-09-22 10:02

    Go bokke, go- all the best

  • Currie_Mafia - 2011-09-22 10:14

    Sorry neighbours....Bokke, All the Way !!!

  • Anon - 2011-09-22 10:26

    Thank you! Every time the Springboks play, their streaming service is not available due to "influx of connections". What a weak @$$ excuse. Do you really want to tell me that with all the money we pay you for your expensive service, and the money other companies pay you for the unlimited adverts, that you cannot implement a stable robust streaming service!? Someone needs to kick your "chutney pyp"

      Brian - 2011-09-22 11:01

      I could not agree more. It is frustrating as an expat when you want to support South Africa, and use a South African Site, and it does not work. Just at match time. Thank you News 24 for providing results

      Anon - 2011-09-22 11:19

      The game is in mid second half and they still haven't sorted it.... Seems like a lot of stupid people works on the tech side.

  • Ollie - 2011-09-22 10:28

    I feel sorry for the hosts having to put up with this awful vuvuzela an unholy din - they should ban them everywhere

      Daemos1 - 2011-09-22 11:15

      shem Ollie, go live in a stoic nation like Finland, South Africans are exuberant, we squeexe joy out of life.

      Ollie - 2011-09-22 11:20

      @Daemos! - you call this joy i call it a pain - so why should I move to another country because i don't like a vuvuzela of all things !!!!!!!! I love SA but I have a right to dislike some noisy things don't I

      pants - 2011-09-22 11:56

      Ollie I would not worry about idiots that disagree, Morons love noise.... Like ANCYL supporters.

  • Lida - 2011-09-22 10:48

    Do away with the vuvuzelas. The are not a part of our rugby. I get woken up by that sound almost every weekend. I hate it. Who the heck invented the vuvuzela. must be hooligans.............

      Ingie - 2011-09-22 11:08

      ag shame!! be a sport and join in

      Ollie - 2011-09-22 11:24

      I agree with you - did you see that idiotic comment i got from @Daemos that I must leave SA because I don't like the vuvuzela

  • Paralegal - 2011-09-22 11:04

    @Ollie and Lydia - if you can't beat them, JOIN THEM! I have two at home now and they get blown before, during and after every game! GO BOKKE!!!

  • Ingie - 2011-09-22 11:06


  • Orca - 2011-09-22 11:43

    Thank goodness they don't allow vuvuzelas in NZ stadiums. It's great watching rugby in a civilized nation.

  • Smangele Masuku - 2011-09-22 11:56

    vuvuzela or game is still ours!

  • pants - 2011-09-22 11:58

    FF please go to court this unholy noise maker.

  • Ann - 2011-09-22 12:53

    But isn't that a vuvuzela that the NZ fella is blowing to call the teams onto the pitch?? (only kidding, only kidding!!) ;)

      Amukelani - 2011-09-22 23:57

      on top of that he blow it semi-naked, lol. Aint we better doing it with our clothes on?

  • Kleinboet - 2011-09-22 15:06

    Hope they were arrested for disturbing the peace. Put them in prison and keep them there, we can do without all that noise here locally!

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