THE WORST OF TIMES
Empty stadiums: an eerie reminder of other dark times for SA rugby
The Georgia Test was not have been the first time the Boks have played without spectators and it won’t be the last
Since it was officially opened in 1977, Loftus Versfeld has been one of Springbok rugby’s greatest allies.
A bastion, if not citadel for Afrikaner rugby, it has stood tall as one of the venues at which the Springboks can rely on fervent, bordering fanatical support from the stands.
As much as the home team is taken into the crowd’s embrace, the visitors are made to feel like skunks...