WATCH | Roger Federer to the Boks: 'I know you guys can do it'
Tennis player Roger Federer is backing the Springboks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC).
Federer, who recently sat down with CNN, passed on a special message to the national rugby team. He said he is not the biggest rugby supporter, but a fan of the Springboks.
“Let's go Springboks! I know you guys can do it and I'm supporting you guys.
“I'm not your number one fan because I don't know all the rules, but I will be supporting you.”
The original video was posted on CNN's Twitter page on Friday, ahead of Sunday's quarterfinal match. It was shared again after the Boks claimed a 26-3 win over hosts Japan.
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He practiced scrums with his dad growing up and his mom is from rugby-mad South Africa, but how much does @rogerfederer know about rugby?@ChrissymacCNN quizzed him to find out...https://t.co/oHt638oC74 #RWC19 pic.twitter.com/WWNqIDHGtg— CNN Sport (@cnnsport) October 17, 2019
TimesLIVE reported that the Boks promised to bring the same energy, if not more, to the semifinals on Sunday, when they take on Wales.
Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk said: “We are probably going to play a similar game to what Wales are going to play.
“Again, the aerial contest is going to be massive.”