Springbok captain Siya Kolisi chats to some youngsters at Loftus Versfeld this week. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi chats to some youngsters at Loftus Versfeld this week. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Faf de Klerk signs a Springbok supporter's T-shirt. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Faf de Klerk signs a Springbok supporter's T-shirt. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Siya Kolisi was in demand at Loftus. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Siya Kolisi was in demand at Loftus. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Aphiwe Dyantyi has been in top form for the Springboks this year. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Aphiwe Dyantyi has been in top form for the Springboks this year. Photo: Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

It’s been a week of hard work so far in Pretoria for the Springboks as they gear up for a mighty challenge against the All Blacks on Saturday.

But they got a day off on Wednesday, and spent some time with their fans at two venues in Gauteng.

First up was the MultiChoice building in Randburg, with SuperSport the main TV broadcast partner for the Boks.

Captain Siya Kolisi, Aphiwe Dyantyi, Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Tendai Mtawarira, Handré Pollard, Francois Louw and Schalk Brits made the trip to SuperSport HQ, and answered questions and posed for pictures with MultiChoice staff.

A separate group of Boks ventured to the Menlyn Mall in Pretoria for a signing session hosted by team sponsors MTN.

This time around, Damian Willemse, Damian de Allende Pieter-Steph du Toit, Trevor Nyakane and Bongi Mbonambi were some of the players on duty.

On Monday, the Boks also held a signing session after practice at Loftus.

But it was the calm before the storm, with coach Rassie Erasmus scheduled to name his match-23 at 1.30pm on Thursday.

The All Blacks will be eager to take revenge after going down 36-34 to the Boks in Wellington a few weeks ago, and have won all four Tests at Loftus Versfeld since 1996, with the others in 1999, 2003 and 2006.

 

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