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Witsies cheer Springboks to victory

- Wits University

What a night! On a drizzling Saturday evening, the Wits University campus came alive with a sea of green and gold.

The campus buzzed with excitement as students, staff, and their families gathered at the Wits Rugby Stadium for the highly anticipated 2023 Rugby World Cup Final screening. The mood was electrifying as everyone gathered to watch history being made, flags flying, and students wearing Springboks jerseys.

2023 Rugby World Cup Final screening at Wits University

As the Bokke battled New Zealand tooth and nail, the tension was evident. Nails were bitten and hearts pounded as the clock ticked down.

Finally, the moment of glory arrived as the final whistle blew, signaling an epic victory for the Springboks.

Hugs, high fives, and cheers of "Go Bokke!" erupted throughout the fan park as excitement increased. It was a moment of national pride.

Jerome September, the Dean of Students, beamed with pride, saying, "Like the Springboks, Wits is about excellence and being the best in the world."

"The World Cup was an unforgettable experience, a much-needed experience for us as students, before the start of the final exams. The atmosphere was electric and filled with cheers, laughter, and a little anxiety because it was a very close game, but I think we all knew that the Boks were bringing it back home. It was great for Wits to host the screening because it gave us a safe space as students, said Augustine Ledwaba, second-year BSC student.