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WATCH: Lions challenge Bulls to distribute more than 1 000 food parcels

“I challenge the Blue Bulls, Trevor Nyakane and coach Jake White to raise funds and to beat our distribution of over 1 000 food parcels in Gauteng,” said Jantjies.

The South African Rugby Legends Association (SARLA) and the Lions Rugby Company partnered with SPAR during lockdown to pack and distribute much-needed food parcels to Gauteng’s poorer communities affected by Covid-19.
Over the past five weekends, over 1 000 parcels have been distributed to various charities within Gauteng, with lots of support from family and friends, Berdfordview and Edenvale News reports.

“It’s a privilege being reminded of what the rugby family is about in tough times. Seeing the younger generation take the baton and give of themselves when needed makes me proud to be a rugby player and proud of the work rugby as a sport does for the community,”said John Smit, 2007 World Cup-winning captain and board member of SARLA.

SARLA legends John Smit, Warren Brosnihan, Dave von Hoesslin, Joel Stransky, Kennedy Tsimba, Mac Masina and others all flexed their muscles with the Lions Rugby captain, Elton Jantjies, and a few of his teammates by doing some heavy lifting for charity, assembling and handing out food parcels at SUPERSPAR Fontana The Wedge in Johannesburg.
Although the Lions Rugby Company may not be able to challenge their arch rivals, the Blue Bulls, on the field at the moment, Jantjies is throwing down a different kind of gauntlet during lockdown.

“I challenge the Blue Bulls, Trevor Nyakane and coach Jake White to raise funds and to beat our distribution of over 1 000 food parcels in Gauteng,” said Jantjies.

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“The Lions Rugby Company and SA Rugby Legends have proved we’ve got what it takes and can pull together as a team. Let’s see if the Bulls and other rugby unions can do the same with the #RugbyUnites challenge.”
“There is nothing stronger in SA sport than our rugby family coming together,” SARLA CEO Stefan Terblanche said.
“Ivan van Rooyen and Elton did an amazing job of kicking off the #RugbyUnites challenge, and now we want to see the other unions doing the same – starting with the Bulls. Come on, boys!”

“There’s more to the spirit of sport than playing on the field. It’s about adding value to the lives of people who need it. These food parcels are helping some of our most needy communities through a very tough time and we encourage all South Africans to donate their money and time to help, too,” SARLA president Gavin Varejes said.
To support this initiative visit www.backabuddy.co.za/rugby-legends-feeding-initiative

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