Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers emerged loud and proud, after the Springboks beat the All Blacks in Saturday’s key Rugby Championship fixture in Wellington, New Zealand.
The 36-34 victory, built on the back of tries from Aphiwe Dyantyi (two), Willie Le Roux, Malcolm Marx and Cheslin Kolbe and 11 points from Handre Pollard, was the Boks’ first in New Zealand since 2009.
‘Time to start believing in ourselves and our country again! Seriously time. We laugh and cry together, that is what a family is all about. Thanks again Bokke, I might just have to braai today,’ De Villiers wrote on Twitter.
Before the game, De Villiers had tweeted that he believed the Boks could upset the All Blacks.
For all those extremely well thought out jokes about the Boks, hope all of u got a lot of pleasure out of it. I just want to say that I back our boys tomorrow. Big mountain, but not impossible!
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) September 14, 2018
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada echoed De Villiers’ sentiment.
‘What a game that was – feeling proud,’ tweeted Rabada.