WATCH: Blitzboks skipper stays late to sign autographs

2016-08-11 19:47
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 ...

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