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Friday Oct 20, 2023

Heart warming moment for injured Bok star Makazole Mapimpi

Rugby World Cup-winning winger Makazole Mapimpi captured the hearts of Rugby fans the world over during South Africa’s run to the 2019 title.

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A prolific try scorer, Mapimpi was a key cog in the Boks’ impressive strike attack throughout their 2019 campaign. Scoring the first ever Springbok try in a World Cup final, Mapimpi etched his name in the history books.

Four years removed from that glorious day in Tokyo, Mapimpi is removed from World Cup action, having sustained a brutal injury to his cheekbone during the pool stages.

Whilst he may be removed from action, the 33-year-old has certainly not been forgotten by Bok fans.

Highlighting his popularity in South Africa, a superb video has been doing the rounds on social media.

Spotted out shopping, Mapimpi gets serenaded by a handful of adoring fans in a touching moment.

Although there is no doubt that the 33-year-old would rather still be in Paris preparing for a World Cup semi-final, moments like these will no doubt bring a smile to his face.

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