Former Springbok and Doncaster school rugby coach joins in with South Africa celebrations

Former Springbok and new Head Rugby Coach at Doncaster's Hill House School, Andre Snyman, was invited to London recently to attend a victory celebration at The South African High Commission.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 1:51 pm
The Hill House 1st XV sending Andre off before his trip to London.

The event was staged to celebrate the Springboks winning the Rugby Union World Cup in Japan earlier this month after they beat England 32-12 in the final.

In true sportsmanship style, Hill House School 1st XV, along with Headmaster, David Holland and Director of Rugby, Chris Rose, were on hand to send Andre, who won 38 Test caps for South Africa, off on his way to London.

“We are delighted to have Andre here at Hill House,” said Head Holland.

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Andre (right) with SA star Tendai Mtawarira.

“It is great for our pupils to hear, first hand, what it takes to perform at the highest level.

"Although it was sad for England to fall at the final hurdle, it is great for Andre to be able to celebrate with the South African team.”

Andre played for the Springboks from 1996-2006, scoring 10 tries.

“My try against England at Twickenham in November 1997 is one of my greatest memories of my career,” said Andre, who had evaded a white wall of England’s defenders to go on and dummy his way to a try under the posts.

The Springboks went on to beat England 29-11.

Throughout the celebration, Andre got to mingle with Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira, Makazole Mapimpi, Cobus Reinach, Lukanyo Am, International Referee Wayne Barnes and former Springbok Cobus Visagie.