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The Toronto Star titled their world cup blog: 'Two guys one cup'. Gross. "http://thestar.blogs.com/twoguysonecup/2010/06/mandela-to-miss-opening-game.html"

Terrible news today that Nelson Mandela’s great grand daughter Zenani was killed in a car accident last night on the way home from the opening concert. This event had the ability to again bring together the host country just as the World Rugby Cup did in 1995 shortly after Mandela became president.

(The South African rugby team was seen as the underdog there too, but ended up becoming champions. What a story. Nelson Mandela enlisted the rugby team to keep the country from tearing itself apart. If anyone hasn’t seen Invictus – go see it now. I can’t believe it didn’t get an Oscar.)

I wonder how many more people will be able to watch the World Cup this time around now that it’s available streaming online.

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Written by Tilak Dutta

June 11, 2010 at 10:10 am

Posted in World Cup

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  1. Yeah they were seeded 9th due to not having played internationally for 30 years hahaha.

    Colin

    June 17, 2010 at 12:49 pm

  2. South Africa was only underdogs in the final – not the whole tournament. That is Hollywood invention, much like U-571 being American soldiers when it was really Canadians.
    South Africa, before apartheid, were highly ranked on the world stage in track and rugby. Their game against New Zealand only saw them as underdogs because of how dominant New Zealand has been and due to Jonah Lomu, the 245lb winger.

    Colin

    June 15, 2010 at 9:22 am


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