Cape Town - A 12-year-old Southfield boy has won a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be part of the Rugby World Cup.
Aidan Smith was selected to be the ball carrier at the much-anticipated Rugby World Cup opening match between the Springboks and the All Blacks in Japan on Saturday.
Aidan was shortlisted out of hundreds of entries in a DHL Africa competition on Twitter after his father Thomas Smith, 42, entered and told them why his only son deserves to run out for the Bokke.
Aidan is in Grade 6 at Fairview Primary, and Thomas said they had been waiting anxiously since April to hear if he’d made the team and was over the moon when they received the good news at the end of May.
Aidan will be the only child from South Africa to represent the country as a ball carrier.