Last week I was wondering bout the historic game of the Bulls in Orlando Soweto:
“The Bulls, from Pretoria, traditionally are seen as the most Afrikaner of all South Africa Rugby Unions. The game will be an opportunity to smash or reinforce some stereo types.”
And they were smashed.
The Independent waxed lyrical:
Forget fortress Loftus Versfeld, fortress Orlando proved to be a worthy home from home for the Bulls as they powered their way to their third Super 14 final in four years by beating the Crusaders on Saturday.
The blaring noise of the vuvuzela, the boeremusiek, thousands of Bulls fans and the welcoming screams from the Soweto locals gave the Bulls the necessary motivation to win, and to ensure that the final against the Stormers is played at their new home – Orlando Stadium.
While the Bulls may have found that Orlando is as intimidating as Loftus, if not more so, the players have now been invited to become part of the people of Soweto by struggle icon and former wife of Nelson Mandela, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
Here’s some pics that my friend Donald from the Wedding DJ’s sent.