WATCH | Roger Federer to the Boks: 'I know you guys can do it'
Tennis player Roger Federer is backing the Springboks at the 2019 Rugby World Cup (RWC).
Federer, who recently sat down with CNN, passed on a special message to the national rugby team. He said he is not the biggest rugby supporter, but a fan of the Springboks.
“Let's go Springboks! I know you guys can do it and I'm supporting you guys.
“I'm not your number one fan because I don't know all the rules, but I will be supporting you.”
The original video was posted on CNN's Twitter page on Friday, ahead of Sunday's quarterfinal match. It was shared again after the Boks claimed a 26-3 win over hosts Japan.
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TimesLIVE reported that the Boks promised to bring the same energy, if not more, to the semifinals on Sunday, when they take on Wales.
Scrumhalf Faf de Klerk said: “We are probably going to play a similar game to what Wales are going to play.
“Again, the aerial contest is going to be massive.”