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Div's 'snor' to star in RWC ad

2011-08-17 19:33

Johannesburg - The SA Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Wednesday revealed its coverage plans for rugby's ultimate prize.

Featured in a TV advert, which aims to get the nation behind the Springboks as they go in search of a third Rugby World Cup title next month, are socialite Khanyi Mbau, Springbok coach Peter de Villiers' moustache, as well as some of his gaffes.

The preview of the campaign, at the SABC's Johannesburg headquarters, had all those present, including the reporters, in fits of laughter as traditional jersey vendors were depicted selling moustaches, or "snorre" on street corners.

A braai and a "white trash" couple "blinged" to the hilt in green-and-gold also featured.

There were no digitally-enhanced mythological creatures attacking South Africa's out-of-form players in an imaginary battle - some people had complained about Bryan Habana being chased by a rooster-like figure in a SuperSport advert.

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Comments
  • Barry Edwards - 2011-08-17 19:36

    Is this a joke ?

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 19:39

      Will they get a "VOICE OVER" for the Idiot? Let's HOPE SO!!

      Enough - 2011-08-17 19:50

      What do you expect for R300 (whatever they charge these days) a year ;) - best comedian they could hire for a bottle of Klippies.

      Raymond - 2011-08-17 19:55

      The clowns never stop performing,if it's not the politicians then it's the sport personnel. 'My mommy's coming now home'

      Real Deal - 2011-08-17 19:58

      You got to love SA - never a boring day!

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-17 20:57

      @ Barry - I thought it was, but then saw the bankrupt ANC's SABC was behind it, so now it all makes perfect sense. No joke folks, this is the ANC's broadcaster at its best !!!

      Dok - 2011-08-18 14:04

      This is SA Rugby where everyday is a new adventure!

  • Netherlands - 2011-08-17 19:41

    Imagine PdV with a DEEEEP MANLY VOICE...... WHOBAR!!!!! ROFLMAO!!! What does he have? "Who's your COATS"? "Who's your COATS"? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!

  • Enough - 2011-08-17 19:41

    Snorre = SABC, budget cuts is my gues

  • SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 19:46

    The only accurate thing in the Supersport "Game On" advert, is the bit where Spies trips over (or is grabbed by) what looks like a living beanstalk thingy and falls to the ground. Sorry Spies fans, but I have to ggiggle when I see that. I also giggle when I see Jean Div pass the ball in the "Game On" ad - it's so not happening at the moment.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 19:57

      The above is said in 50/50 jest folk . I am, as always 10000000000000% behind the Boks - every single one of them, players, coaches, luggage handlers and team bus drivers.

      RonJeremy - 2011-08-17 20:54

      @Netherlands - He went down clean shaven, came up with a moustache. Sounds dodge. Hey wait, I've done that ...

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-17 21:00

      Sorry SAFFA, did you see JDV side-step, not once but three times before he passed? Now that is funny!!!

  • Obama Bin Laden - 2011-08-17 19:50

    A "white trash" couple? Isn't that racist? Jeez they ban adds depicting regular black folk but it's okay to take the p!ss out of white trash. Once again, only people you are allowed to be racist towards are whites. About time we started standing up for ourselves

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-17 21:03

      Just laugh. Who cares, I watch Super Sport.

  • PMG - 2011-08-17 19:57

    Whats the title of the advert - Dumb and Dumber,with snore and mickey mouse voices?

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:25

      "Don't buy a car if you need a HOUSE"....... HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! (Falls off chair)

  • Jay - 2011-08-17 20:00

    I hope some of you people find yourselves in the public eye at some point so other people can tear every one of your weaknesses (or perceived weaknesses) to shreads... I'm feeling sorry in advance for the next Springbok coach - whoever he may be - because the public is NEVER happy! But then the coach leaves and then everyone goes - "oh no, he was better..." I don't think there is one ex-Springbok coach who would take the job even if SARU got down on their knees and offered them R20 million a year... Yes, the coach gets hell from their employers sometimes, but they get far more hell from the press and the "fans"! An alien would (rightly) rather call you the "haters" - you hate the coach, most of the players, the way they play, the design of their jersey... So actually you are the real joke - for calling yourselves "fans". It's going to get to the point where nobody would want to do the job anymore. We've got some brilliant coaches available to us, but I won't be surprised if none of them apply for the job after seeing what PdV has gone through. Nowhere else in the world do fans tear into their own team like this... It's sickening.

      SAFFA-CAT - 2011-08-17 20:08

      @Jay - I have been one of the most vocal critics of those permanently lambasting P Divvy. The local media are perhaps the guiltiest of the lot in this regard? It is they who have twisted, taunted, questioned, laughed and teased - psyching the masses up to follow suit. It is shameful - but that said, one should be allowed to have a laugh every now and again. If something is funny - it is funny, and should be enjoyed. Tearing into the psyche and integrity of a person is a whole different ball game.

      Enough - 2011-08-17 20:13

      Jay, my man. Jake White will take the job back, but the SARU bosses (where this circus begins) are the problem. This is how live/business works, you perform, no problem, you don't perform on a regular basis you need to move on. Springbok Rugby is a BRAND/BUSINESS, if the team does not perform then the value of the BRAND decreases, simple really. Yes it is a tough job, but then again you can look at any big sport and franchise, the same happens.

      Jay - 2011-08-17 20:23

      Very well said SAFFA-CAT... you put it better than I did.

      firefighter - 2011-08-17 23:20

      The moment you make yourself available in the Public Arena your protected status disappears. We are talking about the WORST coach in the history of the International Game - purely employed to be politically correct. If he had a shred of decency, pride or back bone he would admit it and resign.

      Whoosa - 2011-08-18 06:45

      SARU should be held accountable for the mess we are in today, not divvy. They appointed a person which where not fit enough for the job. Divvy does not have the coaching, nor the social skill to run SA's pride, the countrys flag ship sports team. They should stop using the fans as the scapecout for their blemish. They should have nown from the start, all we want is results, irrespective of color. But hey, we are a month away from the wc, there is no time for moaning about the coach or team selection for that matter. Lets just all get behind the team and the coach, and john smit........ *sigh*. Cant wait for saterday, got my tickets and firmly believe we are gonna klap the kiwis!

      RL - 2011-08-18 08:30

      well played jay - no one talks rugby anymore, you just read the same tired posts day after day. @saffa - all for havin a laugh but when the humour is third grade and racially motivated its not clever or funny.

  • Raymond - 2011-08-17 20:05

    For a better laugh,why not use Zuma's head and Twakkies moustache in the advert and at the same time include Earl Rose.

  • Peter - 2011-08-17 20:08

    As if his moustache was a selling point! For me, it seems to get between his "brain" and those he is squeaking to.

      Netherlands - 2011-08-17 20:24

      "SQUEAK UP PLEASE SIR"!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!

  • ZACommentator - 2011-08-17 20:44

    I wonder what they paid that rent a slut?

  • Andrea Naude - 2011-08-17 20:45

    GODDANK 'n SNOR KAN NIE ENIGE TAAL OP AARDE UITER NIE!!!!!!!!!

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-08-17 21:16

    It depicts the true state of SA rugby and management. Pure trash

  • rosemarie - 2011-08-17 21:39

    don't ever use that ad agency

  • Sh@rks Fever - 2011-08-17 22:04

    Who watches SABC again.

      Daemos1 - 2011-08-18 10:52

      you actually got thumbs up for that? I think I'm going to become a racist, I'm starting to feel left out

  • Karoobloed - 2011-08-18 00:57

    I think this is hilarious - I will certainly consider wearing a fake snor while watching our RWC games with my buddies. And if we make it to the semi-finals I think the whole RSA should wear a snor...

      Anchorman - 2011-08-18 09:10

      @Karoobloed that is whats gonna happen, then you go look for 1 its all sold out, next best option is the Nigerians standing on the street selling those fake ones LMAO

  • Gary - 2011-08-18 08:09

    I like it, we need to get behind the guy he is not going anywhere until the end of the season. I will buy one..hhahahah

  • theunsvw - 2011-08-18 08:32

    Ag comon now, we are stuck with the bloke we might just as well joke about it. He wins the world cup for beiing the most colourfull international coach on this planet...!

  • Jason - 2011-08-18 08:51

    is this a joke...should we laugh like...nice one 24

  • Louis - 2011-08-18 08:57

    Where can I see this ad?

  • Magmansa - 2011-08-18 09:20

    A braai featuring a "white trash" couple? Lol

      Zip23 - 2011-08-18 09:37

      yup, trying to get the province supporters to laugh at themselves.

  • Daemos1 - 2011-08-18 10:48

    Our new springbok ad where the whole team seems to have ingested a lethal dose of lsd and are fighting glowing spectres convinces me that they have teamed up with a roving band of demon-slayers...who have no weapons except tight shorts.

  • transkei - 2011-08-18 13:19

    have you all forgotten about "Staldraad" and the coach of that time? Pdiv is not the worst thing to happen to SA rugby. also other "great" coaches have had upset players (watson) - havent heard any players under Pdiv b!tch about him... Players win games not the coach

  • ROELIE - 2011-08-18 14:46

    "White trash". Whose racist idea is this. ANC- must be.What about black trash. ANC and SABC can supply in overflow.

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