In a social media first for South African rugby, supporters will be able to relive the 1995 Rugby World Cup final on Twitter tomorrow (Wednesday) – with live commentary by members of the team.
The 1995 squad, the South African Rugby Union (SARU), SuperSport and Twitter have come together to create a unique event to mark the 20th anniversary of the winning of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
At precisely 15h00 tomorrow (June 24) SuperSport 1 will re-broadcast the final (at its original kick-off time 20 years ago) while simultaneously the squad will begin Tweeting their memories of the match and day.
The players and management will be at Emirates Airline Park (formerly Ellis Park) as part of their anniversary get-together and will be watching the match en masse and sharing their memories with followers.
A Twitter Tsunami is expected across South Africa as supporters tune in to television and social media to relive the day the future of the country was re-written. The match will also be re-broadcast on SuperSport 1 at 20h00 on Wednesday with additional commentary from the squad.
To be part of one of the social media events of the year supporters should follow the event through the hashtag #1995reunited and follow @Springboks for behind the scenes coverage.
Egon Seconds top try Scorer for WP all time with his mentor and good friend Chester Williams
Amongst the 1995 team’s verified accounts are
Marius Hurter @hurtenator
James Small @JamesTerenceSm1
Chester Williams @chessi_11
Morne du Plessis @MDuPlessisSSI
Kobus Wiese @4KobusWiese
Krynauw Otto @krynauwotto
Joel Stransky @stranners
Joost van der Westhuizen @9Joost
Andre Joubert @15Jouba
More accounts will be published on the Springboks’ social media platforms as they are verified.
Issued by SARU Corporate Affairs
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